Reading Response #2 Avery Woods_ Ribak’s Remote Control

This article was written by Rivka Ribak and is titled, “Remote control, umbilical cord and beyond: The mobile phone as a transitional object.” In this essay, Ribak “investigates mobile phone use as a medium of inter-generational communication,” specifically between parents and Israeli teenagers. She analyzes the connections between parents, mobile phones, and teens and refers to this […]

Reading Response #3: Noah Zucker

In her 2015 UCLA-published article, ‘Picture This: The Impact of Mobile Camera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices’, Lisa Gye discusses the evolution of personal photography as a form of self-expression and memorialization. I feel Gye’s discussion of the affordances of camera phones, her points about connection to our communicative infrastructure and accessibility in particular, are […]

Blog Post #3: Noah Zucker

My locative media project is going quite well as of now. Currently, I’m in the process of purchasing a cable which will allow me to hook this microphone I have up to my laptop. Actually, as I’m writing this I’m realizing I should check if I can borrow what I need from the school – […]

Reading Response #2: Noah Zucker

In his 2012 New York Times-published opinion piece, ‘The Death of the Cyberflaneur’, Evgeny Morozov equates the now antiquated activity of aimlessly surfing the web to the odd men who wandered France’s rapidly industrializing urban centers in the late nineteenth century. Any piece that discusses how people used to, or currently interact with the world […]

emilyliese Blog Post #3 Locative Media

This assignment has been one of the roughest for me. It took awhile for me to settle on an idea, for a while I was stuck on the example in class of the student who went to the Laughing Goat and narrated and entire African Safari with sorority girls getting coffee and such. It’s hard […]

emilyliese- wk. 7 reading response- Gye

In her article ‘Picture This’ Lisa Gye discusses the social use of photography and how the way taking photographs has evolved with the modification of technology. The change in reason is mainly attributed to devices being more portable, which began with Kodak Eastman around 1900, the turn of the century. It was then that photographs […]

Emily Liese- reading response wk. 6

This reading discusses the more modern day cyberflaneur in comparison to the original flaneur that comes from 19th century France. A flaneur was typically a man that would dress “incognito” to wander the streets of Paris without any specific purpose. They would enter what was called arcades and simply observe, not purchasing goods or requesting […]