Category Archives: Program or Be Programmed (Rushkoff)

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The presentation in our class touched on some points which relate to time, and how some of us who have a cellphone or a tablet lose their sense of place in time. The example of the girl who took photos … Continue reading

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Patryce on “Program or be programmed”

There were a few arguments we discusses in Monday’s class concerning Rushkoff’s “Program or be programmed”. One argument discussed was time and the difference between time in the real world and time in the digital world. Another argument discussed concerned … Continue reading

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An Elegant Response To Last Weeks Presentation

Last week we were graced with an extraordinary presentation on the book, Program, Or Be Programmed. An introspective book that tackles issues involving our individual understanding and activity within the realm of programming. How we must take initiative to better ourselves, … Continue reading

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Response to Programmed or Be Programmed

For me, the most interesting aspect of our presentation yesterday was the discussion about us being programmed. I can’t say that I don’t disagree with Rushkoff. However, I don’t look at us being programmed as a bad thing. I don’t … Continue reading

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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 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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