In The Now

Computers have been trying to keep up with the people who use them for decades. With the emergence of social media, and obsession with immediacy, social media outlets are trying to keep up. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Flickr, YouTube, amongst other frequently used social media outlets are permitting it users to update frequently. By updating frequently…

Let the V-Chip Do the Parenting

The famous Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson Superbowl halftime show played a hand in the future of control media technologies. After this incident, America was concerned about what images were being presented to their children on television. Large television networks were making it accessible to block and monitor what was occurring on the screen at…

Trolling Privilege

An internet troll; a person on the internet who seeks to instigate arguments online by posting and commenting with the intention of provoking emotional and controversial reactions. The term trolling has subsequently been developed to describe these actions of online harassment, instigation and form of bullying. Trolls often provoke controversy and are extremely disruptive. They…

A Remix Manifesto

The documentary, RIP! A Remix Manifesto is about copyrighting and the way it is transforming along with the growth of media. Gregg Michael Gillis, known as the mash-up music artist, Girl Talk creates music using recreation. The controversy of copyright has become a major issue for Girl Talk in the industry. Girl Talk uses songs…

Participatory Culture

The digital world has created a space for people to connect, interact, and among most things participate in the digital culture that has emerged. Henry Jenkins addresses the term participatory culture in Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. What is interesting is the way in which questions about participation come into play. Who…

Digital Fantasies

Between Lisa Nakamura’s Digitizing Race, Tanner Higgin’s “Blackless Fantasy: The Disappearance of Race in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games”, and Seth Perlow’s “On Production fr Digital Culture: iPhone Girl, Electronics Assembly, and the Material Forms of Aspiration”, themes of “fantasy” are strikingly consistent. Digital culture lends a hand in the development of visual culture. Using…