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Author Archive for Danh Le

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based on a highly curated depiction of the individual.” (Schwartz, Raz, and Germaine R Halegoua. “The Spatial Self: Location-based Identity Performance on Social Media.” 17.10 (2015): 1643-660. Web. (Warning: Link may require a VCU account)) The spatial self is basically how…

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Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 2, Intimacy

I don’t want to end the semester with my series unfinished so I will do just that, finish them. “Moon (2000) found that people showed more resistance to giving out emotive information about themselves to a computer compared to less emotional content” (Jordán-Conde, Zayira, Mennecke, Brian, and Townsend, Anthony. “Late Adolescent Identity Definition and Intimate…

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Finalizing My Dream

The past week has been horrible for me. I caught a nasty cold and just ended up in bed most of the time. My cold has gotten better so I am finally back and will now catch back up with the class, eventually. The mapping my dream assignment really helped me get a few ideas…

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Let’s Get a Check Up

My progress right now is fairly slow. Exams are coming up and there’s a lot of stress on my mind. I think I’m also starting to get sick. I might need a check up. This weekend, I am doing a lot of work and studying, including this progress report. I just hope I can relax…

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Metamedium: The Possibilities

This concept experience will explore some of my past posts and how I unconventionally used the internet. I could have chosen any posts but the concept experiences were the only one that I really used the internet in an unexpected way. For example, in my first concept experience, I used the internet in combination with…

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Medium and Messages

“Every message is, in one sense or another, a simulation of some idea. It may be representational or abstract.”(“Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, “Personal Dynamic Media”) This is an interesting statement that the author made. Based on this idea, a message can be sent from one person to another that represent what they are thinking.…

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How am I doing?

I am doing great right now! I have finally caught up with the class and I even got started on my inquiry project. I believe I’m at a point where I will be alright for the rest of the semester. The class itself was overwhelming at first but right now, I believe I can do…

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Minds and Persona (Inquiry Project #2)

I thought about it a lot and I’m not sure there’s any other topics I want to research. I’ll stick with researching social media. Thanks to some comments from the librarian, I know where to search for my topic. Srikar commented on post mentioning that I should zero in on my subject because it is…

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Cha-Cha-Cha-CHANGES!

YAH! New designs! The theme I went with is more of a balloony feeling. The tag I decided on is “thinking in the clouds.” Why did I do this? Well, I did this because it’s a type of metaphor. The thoughts in my heads fill up like hot air and or helium. Unlike the common…

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A Little Extra Spicy Nugget

“THE TECHNICALITIES MATTER A LOT, BUT THE UNIFYING VISION MATTERS MORE.” (Ted Nelson, Computer Lib / Dream Machines) Unlike my last nugget, I will try to keep this one short and simple while still trying to add meaning. Notice how the author mentions “unifying vision”. No single person can change the world. One man may…

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One Piece At A Time (Concept Experience)

It’s true that this class, so far, is pretty stressful but every time I finish an assignment, I do feel rewarded. Every posts in this class are focused on one topic/assignment but they can vary from being motivating, emotional, and even weirdly interesting. One of these assignments was an associative trail. Basically, I just searched … Continue reading One Piece At A Time (Concept Experience)