Digital with Culture

There’s a difference with viewing culture on a computer or tablet screen and actually experiencing culture in person and partaking in it. Also it is a statement about the person and their social standing. In his article “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Benjamin talks about the Aura of the piece.…

Social Gold

In a recent Forbes article published online, “What Are You Worth To Social Media Stocks? It Must Be More Than Advertising”, the question is raised about the money being invested into these social media companies and why. The article asserts that;   Most Social Media stocks rely on advertising revenue.  And ad dollars dedicated to Social Media are…

Governmentality and Control

“Entering a new type of society,” as well as a “leaving behind of discipline,” we witness a “taking over” from disciplinary institutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; modes of micro-power practiced through meticulous techniques of standardization, management, organization, individualization, examination, and observation enacted on and through enclosed bodies sought to produce normalized subjects for…

Life Before YouTube

When I think of the term “digital culture”, I think of the ways in which cyberspace has become the hub of interconnectivity. We have access to so many people who live near to us or even across the globe right at our fingertips. Through this, online communities are developed, and humanity has created ways to…

William Gibson

Some reflections on digital culture and literature

A few weeks ago, I found an interesting article in the New York Times, in which several authors responded to how they thought new technologies, specifically the Internet, has or will affect storytelling. Some commented on the obvious logistical changes; how characters communicate, get to one place to the next, etc. Another said “There’s nothing…