Archive | June, 2014

Computer Lib/Dream Machine: What’s next for media? (nugget post)

“I have not mentioned the emotions. Movies and books, music and even architecture have for all of us been part of important emotional moments. The same is going to happen with the new media. To work at a highly responsive computer display screen, for instance, can be deeply exciting, like flying an airplane through a […]

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Inquiry Project Post #3: The motive behind Instagram users?!

QUICK NOTE: I changed my research topic to Instagram and its impact on society so it is no longer in relation to whatever individuals posted in the comments below)   I am studying social media but more specifically Instagram and its impact on society because i want to know what the motives behind Instagram users […]

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Concept Experience #3: Diigo inspires creativity

Diigo, a social bookmarking site that has allowed users the ability to not only share virtually anything they want but also highlight and note things that they feel is important. This tool is perfect for research that needs multiple perspectives and sources. However, what Diigo really can do, is help with problem solving because research […]

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Nugget #3: Human intelligence should be the forefront of research

   “This discipline should aim at producing a continuous cycle of improvements–increased understanding of the problem, improved means for developing new aug mentation systems, and improved augmentation systems that can serve the world’s problem solvers in general and this discipline’s workers in particular. After all, we spend great sums for disciplines aimed at understanding and […]

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Inquiry Project Post #2: Exploring social media, internet, and technology

What I love about the “Collaborative Interest Inventory Project” is the fact that it was colorful, scattered, and full of ideas and as a creative thinker, I crave for the messy way of thinking. What the project did was provided me with new perspectives and a realization that there are people out there that wonder […]

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Collaborative Interest Inventory process: My thoughts

I actually loved the Collaborative Interest Inventory process because it was interesting seeing what is important to people and how similar or different there ideas compared to mine. Some ideas that stuck out to me were “Dumbing of America” and “Individualism”. The first topic was interesting because the ideas were if politicians want dumber voters […]

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Concept Experience #2: man/woman – computer symbiosis

Is overusing technology dumbing our children?/Is technology/social media use limiting our world? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_Google_Making_Us_Stupid%3F http://www.personal.psu.edu/cpl2/blogs/digitaldialogue/2009/11/technologys-effect-on-human-intelligence-why-google-and-wikipedia-are-making-us-stupid.html Record 1: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (dead end) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shallows:_What_the_Internet_Is_Doing_to_Our_Brains Record 2: Internet Record 3. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007020.pdf, Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994–2005 Record 4: Google Search http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_(search_engine) Record 5: Criticism of Google: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Google […]

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Nugget post #2: The line between Man and Computer is blurry?

“In one sense of course, any man-made system is intended to help man, to help a man or men outside the system. If we focus upon the human operator within the system, however, we see that, in some areas of technology, a fantastic change has taken place during the last few years. “Mechanical extension” has […]

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Inquiry Project Blog Assignment 1: I am an Instagrammer and i am proud.

  I am an Instagrammer, I love the idea of taking pointless selfies and taking pictures of food that didn’t actually taste all that great and sharing it to the world. I like appearing on people’s newsfeeds and racking up a bunch of likes because maybe it is filling that empty space of achieving popularity […]

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Associative Trails: A connection between the mind and browser history?

Paintings to Browser History: An interesting perspective on the human mind From browsing to sites like Snag-a-job and Macy’s to going to websites such as the New York Times, one can clearly see that even when I am focused on finding an answer to something, I still trail off as I am thinking about other […]

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