Monthly Archives: November 2011

Class 12: Get Unfiltered and Pop the Bubble

If I may make a connection between Pariser and Rushkoff, I’d say that the one of the main themes that our two readings share is that we have to be aware of how our digital experience is constructed and how … Continue reading

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Disconnect

Here’s the extension for Firefox I mentioned in class. It blocks the like of Google, FB, and Twitter from tracking you on the web. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disconnect/ Enjoy. Be free.

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Program or be Programmed

I really enjoy reading Rushkoff.  He says some very profound things that really get me thinking.  The group in class was giving us their view on their ideas of what Rushkoff was writing. Don’t let the technology we programmed program … Continue reading

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POBP: A Response By Don Kelly

As expressed by its title, Program Or Be Programmed is fundamentally about the choices we make when engaging with our present technologies.  We are quick to adopt the shiniest software, hardware, or social networks, but slow to understand how the … Continue reading

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Response to Group 3

In response to group 3’s presentation, they brought up a fantastic point/question asking are we controlling the media or is our media controlling us? I say that it is controlling us by means of us controlling it. What I mean … Continue reading

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Program or Be Programmed

V. Scale: One Size Does Not Fit All This chapter or commandment I should say focuses more on the business aspect. He touches upon the internet being biased towards abstraction but it is not a reality. Rushkoff explains that there’s … Continue reading

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Class 11: Many Inputs, Only One Possible Output

As I articulated in class, much of Douglas Rushkof’s argument in Program or Be Programmed relies on an ontology of the digital technology. He outlines the way that digital technology works and how it operates in different way from what … Continue reading

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douglas rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff furthers ideas once stated by Marshall McLuhan. This book features original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis. Rushkoff emphasizes users of digital technologies to understand and know the technology they are using. Do not be an ignorant user … Continue reading

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EXTRA CREDIT

MY IN CLASS PRESENTATION FOR EXTRA CREDIT CHAPTER 8 SOCIAL: DO NOT SELL YOUR FRIENDS. Goes into when the first computer networks were developed for the defense department use of the government. The government decided to give the internet network … Continue reading

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Towards Commercialization: “The Revolution Will Not Be Privatized”.

Professor Monroy, in his previous post, gave a great summary of Tim Wu’s argument in the Master Switch. Wu skillfully lays out the history of several key technologies through a series of stories that don’t necessarily have happy endings—each “technological … Continue reading

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