Section 76!


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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The future is here

“Over the longer term, Internet service providers will need to improve their infrastructure to support 4K streaming. Today, broadband is fast and reliable enough—the average speed in the U.S. is now more than six megabits per second, and fiber connections can be even faster—for Netflix to deliver full-HD movies. Analysts estimate that 4K streaming will… Read More

Nugget #2

I will use Ted Nelson’s phrase as my biggest inspiration: “Technology is an expression of man’s dreams. If man did not indulge his fantasies, his thoughts alone would inhibit the development of technology itself” – Ted Nelson It goes well with what I chose to talk about in this second nugget. I’ve been reading and… Read More

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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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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Nugget with extra nuggets.

  I could find just so many interesting nuggets to work with in this reading. It has been the most appealing, interesting, creative and motivating for me to read so far. I felt almost a “connection” with some of the statements I read. (Wait… That’s such an interesting thing to say… how is that possible… Read More

what is a computer some may ask? (nugget)

“Computers are simply a necessary and enjoyable part of life, like food and books” I feel that saying computers are a necessary part of life is not all that true. The computer is more of an advantage into life. There are thousands of people who live without computers or even the slightest idea of what WiFi. There … Continue reading what is a computer some may ask? (nugget)

CL/DM nugget

I could find just so many interesting nuggets to work with in this reading. It has been the most appealing, interesting, creative and motivating for me to read so far. I felt almost a “connection” with some of the statements I read. (Such an interesting thing to say… how is that possible anyways?) As I… Read More


“The hope is that, in not too many years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly, and that the resulting partnership will think as no human brain has ever thought and process data in a way not approached by the information-handling machines we know today” (Licklider, 1960) After reading this article by J.… Read More

What about me…no me

I feel that communication is a key component for life in order to form any type of relationship and is especially important for passing down information. I agree with Licklider when he says “the basic dissimilarity between human languages and computer languages may be the most serious obstacle to true symbiosis.” I feel that when it comes to … Continue reading What about me…no me

Concept Experience

Associative trails: Well, I started off searching for texts in French to read out loud. Just because I wanted some practice. I thought that the easiest thing was to go along with what google search bar suggested. I looked at some of this poems and I got curious to translate certain sentences to different languages… Read More

“As We May Think” nugget

“The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability; and something is bound to come of it.” as found in the article As We May Think by Vannevar Bush.   I find this phrase utterly interesting because I feel that it describes perfectly what the era we live in is about. Our… Read More

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