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Reflective Writing For Concept Experience #2

From doing the Concept Experience assignment i can see what Licklider meant when he was talking about where technology needed to go. From seeing how old the article was to what kinds of technology we know have his concepts now seem within reach or they have been reached already. The concept of trie memory is much like the file storage system we have on our computers today. This link between the files is also like the concept experience assignment where we used links to get from one webpage to another. This is why to illustrate the assignment i went with a tree diagram to show the branching off of ideas and webpages and how they can relate to each other.


Blog post 8:Reflective Writing Prompt

Gender-Video games

When i think of video games this topic of gender never really came to mind at first. As I played games I would see people talk about the violence of the game but they never really talked about how the gender roles of the characters. Nowadays it seems that when people make a game and need to make a poster or something to put up on their website it seems to follow the same thing every time. The women are portrayed to be very busty with little clothing while the men tend to look heroic with full armor and big muscles. Also when creating these pictures they tend to want to use a female more often then a male to catch the eyes of their target audience. If i were to explore this topic i would look into what differences and what emphasis they put on characters of different genders as well as how gamers and non-gamers respond to these pictures. I would ask why the developers would not try to break the mold and create something new to try to get publicity for their games.


Trend- memes

Memes are a constantly growing trend which anyone on the internet can create and post. These memes can include anything from pictures to gifs and anything in between. With their rapid growth and popularity its not wonder that people have taken such a liking to them. With the combination of pictures and words they can express emotion better then using words alone. As such I would like to find out if they can express emotions clearer then just using words when talking with someone on the internet. I would ask questions such as what memes people tend to prefer and if any meme offends them or a group of people and why they feel that way. I would want to know if people could understand these memes and not need to know the language of the person who posted it and still be able to understand what they meant.

Blog Post 7: Progress Report/Reflective Writing Creating an interesting inventory

From me

Gender-Video games-How are video games portrayed online, do they favor female characters over males when trying to make an image for their game?

Trends-Memes- Do memes express our feelings more accurately online then our words?

Habits-Family- How has social media changed the way families members interact with one another?

Fears-Helplessness- Can we use social media to empower people to not feel helpless?

Technology-Internet- How has the growth of the Internet led to the growth of social media?

Controversies-politics- How has social media changed the way we do politics in our country?

Controversies- protest- Has social media given people more freedom to protest and shout out their beliefs?

Controversies-Piracy- Has social media led to a raise in piracy?

Technology- Companies- How do companies manage their image when using social media?

Fears- Secrets- With growing social media will we ever be able to keep secrets from people?

From others

Trends- Gaming- How has the gaming industry dealt with the growing games on social media sites?

Gender-Hillary Clinton- Has Mrs.Clinton been able to maintain her image in social media?

Trends-World Cup- How has the world cup impacted Brazil’s social media image?

Places-VCU- How does VCU differentiate itself from other colleges in social media?

Fears-Traveling- Could social media be used to help people get over their fears of traveling by using other people’s good experiences?

Trends -Tattoos- Has social media with the pictures led to a raise in tattoos?

Places – Theme Parks – How do theme parks stand out when using social media?

hobbies-hiking -has social media cut down on incidents like hiking where you can easily get lost?

Interests-music- What kind techniques do people use to promote music on social media?

Interests-football- What kind of impact has social media had on football and its players?