Archive for October, 2010
Shane Richmond’s article titled, “Ours, Theirs and the Bloggers’ Zones: Compatible, Yet Different” made some very interesting points that I had not thought about. Richmond explains that describing someone as a Sun reader implies certain things about them that are very different from the assumptions one would make about a Mail reader or a Guardian reader. These same assumptions can be made about people who read magazines. I read In Touch because I love celebrity gossip (it’s my mindless indulgence), I read Cosmopolitan and I subscribe to Lucky so that I can see the latest shopping finds and deals. Just based off the magazines I read, one can make a good assumption about my personality. Magazine genres range from cooking, to design, to tattoo, to relationships, to gossip and I think define people’s characteristics. (more…)
I immediately felt my heart sink, reading the first paragraph of James Marino’s post as he writes tick, tick…BOOM! I felt as if I had transposed back in time, back to September 11, 2001. I was getting ready for school when my grandma screamed at me from the living room, “A terrorist has crashed a plane into the twin towers!” The hairs on the back of my head stood up and my body became encased in goose bumps. This is it I thought, our world is coming to an end. (more…)
My name is Stephanie Long and I am in this class to learn all I can about digital media and to start a blog of my own that relates to my job field.
Reading these articles reminded me of the years of changes that I’ve been through; moreover the articles made me think about all the technological changes I have seen in my short life. The article, Technologies of the Third Mediamorphosis made a good point about how the process of technologies does not occur instantaneously but takes awhile to fully emerge. I thought about the merge of VHS’s to DVD’s, Nintendo to Xbox and tapes to CD’s. I fought each change, not wanting to convert my technologies to the latest push from large conglomerates. Inevitably in the end, I converted and the large corporations got their way. Now it seems that new technological advances ease their way into our lives just as the post office feeds us ads through our mailbox or the web overruns our computer with pop-up ads. (more…)