New Media: A Critical Introduction Chapter 3

This chapter touches on how elements such as income, race, and even gender affect access to the internet and, consequentially, information and knowledge. In a study conducted in 2007, it was found that households with an income of $150,000 a year or greater were 3...

Wearable Technology

One of the first instances of wearable technology came from a place you might not expect- 17th century China. It was at this time the abacus ring was developed, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some other notable examples of wearable technology...

6 Things I Find Interesting

These are some empty bottles. Not too interesting you might say, a small bottle and a big bottle, not much interesting about that. But what you might not guess, is that both bottles actually hold the same amount of liquid! The ‘small bottle’ only looks...

The Victorian Internet

The Victorian Internet chronicled the history of the telegraph, beginning at its humble optical roots and ending with its quickening irrelevance. Throughout this tale are many interesting characters, entertaining anecdotes and stories, and parallels to our modern...

Guest Lecture: Richard Corey

Richard Corey’s visit to our class was an absolute joy. We are truly fortunate to have someone as passionate and knowledgeable in his field speak to us about a new and fascinating subject. Also, I don’t know if you know Tim Schafer but he is the lead...

New Media: A Critical Introduction 2.0-2.4.1

This chapter of New Media: A Critical Introduction speaks at some length about virtual reality, a popular subject as of late. Whenever I consider virtual reality, my mind inevitably wanders to one particular question I’ve never been able to answer: Does an...

What Is New Media 1.1

This chapter of ‘What Is New Media’ attempts to tackle the question of, well, what New Media is, exactly. This is a question I’ve struggled with, questioning whether or not a an e-book with the same contents as a physical book qualifies as New Media...

Where Good Ideas Come From – Chapter 1

In the first chapter of this book, the author discusses -unsurprisingly-, where good ideas come from. If it were another text, you might expect some amount of existential blabber about meditating on your thoughts, discovering your chi and centering yourself with the...

On Quantum Computing

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/06/quantum-computing-explained-particle-mechanics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing I will provide a brief overview of quantum computing in class.