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Blog #5: Jack Zamacona – Final Portfolio #2

Although my first encounters with WordPress were quite daunting, after further familiarization and fiddling with the tools, I believe I am now able and equipped to successfully tackle this project. Before, I felt restricted in my capability to edit and format my site, and was only able to choose which pictures I would include without […]

Locative Media Project Review (Michael Devincenzi) – Jack Zamacona

Michael’s project worked well within the space chosen, with sufficient wifi signal for the app to work. What I found particularly interesting was how Michael used the space to creatively convey his theme/subject. In his first space/atmosphere (within the IMIG Music Building, but outside the auditorium), Michael muted the sounds he used to mimic the […]

Blog #4: Jack Zamacona – Final Portfolio #1

Working with WordPress has so far been a difficult task to accomplish. Having never even tried to create my own website, I feel I will have to take some time and learn the different tools and personalizations you can use to make the website your own. The numerous options (see attached picture) also makes it […]

Reading Response #4: Jack Zamacona – Machinima

In Michael Nitsche’s article, Film Live: An Excursion into Machinima, he discusses how Machinima, a media streaming network that “relies on the use of 3D game engines to generate a recorded performance in virtual worlds” (1). The word itself, a fusion of two words, machine and cinema, supports the company’s primary goal: to produce “animated […]

Reading Response #3: Jack Zamacona – Lisa Gye reading

In Lisa Gye’s article, Picture This: The Impact of Mobile Camera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices, she analyzes personal photography and its current social uses, and to examine how camera phones are impacting the uses of personal photography. Gye also discusses how “camera phones are enabling new modes of personal photography”, and how they are […]

Blog #3 – Jack Zamacona

The Locative Media has so far been a very fun and interesting experience. Having not been familiar with AppFurnace before starting this project, I really enjoyed learning how to use the app. At first it seemed arduous to learn all the code inputs and functions for certain buttons, but in the end, it was actually […]

Reading Response #2: Jack Zamacona – Death of the Cyberflâneur

In Evgeny Morozov’s article, The Death of the Cyberflâneur, he uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of the cyberflâneur. He states the real threat to the practice of cyberflânerie is social media. Morozov supports this by stating, ‘although a flâneur was not asocial, he still preferred to savor his solitude’. It is social media in […]

Reading Response #2: Jack Zamacona – Death of the Cyberflâneur

In Evgeny Morozov’s article, The Death of the Cyberflâneur, he uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of the cyberflâneur. He states the real threat to the practice of cyberflânerie is social media. Morozov supports this by stating, ‘although a flâneur was not asocial, he still preferred to savor his solitude’. It is social media in […]

Blog #2: Jack Zamacona – Vine project

So far, the Vine project has been both difficult and satisfying. While I have yet to make my official how-to-vine, I have instead been practicing more with the app itself, as it can get tedious at times. For example, last week when the class went out to shoot a vine during recitation, I had a […]

Blog #1: Jack Zamacona – Photo-a-Day

The Photo-a-Day assignment has so far been both an entertaining and interesting experience. At first, I found it hard to force myself to take a picture everyday, or at least try to. While the the theme of the week helped guide my ideas for a photograph, I found it difficult at first to find the […]