Will humanity become dependent on computer machines in the future? Well if you were to ask Hollywood the answer would be “Yes, duh.” Through the looking glass of films such as Wall-E, Ex Machina, and I, Robot I examine what happened to those versions of humanity, why it happened, and then I ask “Will this one day happen to us?” Joseph Carl Robnett (J.C.R.) Licklider … Continue reading Inquiry Project
Thankfully the weekend was relaxing and I’m getting over being sick now. Today I need to sit down, do my research, and begin my writing process. I’m optimistic about today! Once I do my research I’m going to draft up my thoughts then go in to the writing lab. If I get stuck on my research or hit a dead end I know that the … Continue reading Monday what I need…
Awful. I looked at the internet of things today and well I’m confused to say it simply. This project is actually quite stressful because I don’t know where to start or where to go. I guess my plan as of right now is to go to the writing center tomorrow for some advising and if that doesn’t inspire or help me I plan to make … Continue reading What I NEED Wednesday / How’s my project going?
I need to read the book Dr. C recommended to me and it’s important to expand my knowledge as well as to fuel my inquiry. I need to continue searching; thinking in terms of “and then.” I once had a Professor say to me “you must be looking for proper answers, an answer you found that has ‘bits of truth’ but influences you to find … Continue reading What do I need?
I want to explore the dangers of Man Computer Symbiosis through research in film. I would like to take films that relate to Man computer symbiosis in somewhat extreme cases and discuss what the dangers (things that lead to the downfall of the pro/antagonist) were in each film separately and then, hopefully, find one thing that reoccured in each movie to bring about the main … Continue reading Inquiry Project Proposal Draft #1 & #2
“Considering children as the users radiates a compelling excitement when viewed from a number of different perspectives. First, the children really can write programs that do serious things. Their programs use symbols to stand for objects, contain loops and recursions, require a fair amount of visualization of alternative strategies before tactic is chosen, and involves interactive discovery and removal of “bugs” in their ideas. Second, … Continue reading Personal Dynamic Media Nugget
Third, it becomes increasingly clear that there should be action now–the sooner the better–action in a number of research communities and on an aggressive scale. We offer a conceptual framework and a plan for action, and we recommend that these be considered carefully as a basis for action If they be considered but found unacceptable, then at least serious and continued effort should be … Continue reading Engelbart Nugget
“The historian, with a vast chronological account of a people, parallels it with a skip trail which stops only on the salient (most notable or important) items, and can follow at any time contemporary trails which lead him all over civilization at a particular epoch (the beginning of a distinctive period in the history of someone or something.) There is a new profession of … Continue reading As We May Think Nugget
What does it feel like when I think? The first word that comes to mind is empowering. Empowering is a word that people use to describe a song that they listen to after being broken up with in some awful 90’s teenage movie type of heart break, that special song that makes them realize “this isn’t the worst thing that could happen to me, nor … Continue reading How does it feel when I think?
Welcome to Rampages.us. I took the challenge presented to me by the Rampages automatic “Hello World” post, so that’s it basically. Just an Oscar Wilde quote to think about related to “Change the world. You are lucky enough to be in a position to do that.Make the most of it.” Continue reading Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation. — Oscar Wilde