Reading Response #2 – Vincent Bejarano

In the Death of the Cyberflaneur, Evgency Morozov shows how the internet is changing and makes us reflect how we use our time on the internet. Morozov first explains how the term Flaneur developed into the cyberflaneur. He explained that in 19th century there was a few people who strolled the streets, with no destination in […]

Reading Response #2 Lisa Guy

In eleven pages, Lisa Guy outlined the emergence of the camera and it’s effect, as well as the effect camera phones have on our lives. One of her main points, and the idea that was left echoing in my head after reading her paper, was the idea of remembering our lives through photographs. A portion […]

Reading response #2- Henry Krass

In the abstract, slightly nostalgic and strange essay: Death of the Cyberflâneur, Morozov compares the wandering of city streets and the art of observation to that of the internet.  His argument is that people no longer use the internet to “surf”, they now use it strictly to get things done. He compares early eBay to strange […]

Reading Response #2

Evgeny Morozov’s article, “Death of the Cyberflaneur” interestingly points out how we (internet users) no longer surf the web freely or idly. Through search and data analysis, our internet experiences become tailored to our previously expressed interests or “likes”, making it harder to wander across something completely new. Social media companies also make an effort […]

Reading Response #2

Evgeny Morozov, the man behind the article: Death of the Cyberflaneur, said that Facebook is the reason that Cylberflaneur is dead. I agree with his stance to a point. He argues that the creation of Facebook has led to the end of the anonymity of being online. That by signing in, all your movements are […]

Reading Response #2, Morozov

The Death of the Cyberflâneur written by Evgeny Morozov, focuses on the act of flânerie, the history of it, and how it has changed with technological innovations, specifically through the dominance of the internet and modern media. Flânerie, as a noun, is defined as aimless idle behavior. Prior to the “Cyberflâneur”, or the web “surfer”, a flânuer […]

Blog #2 Avery Gollnick As someone who jumped on the Vine bandwagon early, and being a filmmaker for many years, I figured this project would be a breeze. From the first day I learned about the assignment, I began to brainstorm creative video ideas. From the beginning, I wanted to create something related to my passion for music, but I did not have any brilliant ideas. I was considering just recording me creating a beat, but even with time, I was not able to come up with something interesting. As the deadline approached, I still did not have a Vine, and I began to worry about what I was really going to do. Consistent with my procrastinating life, I waited until the last day to film my Vine. I woke up earlier to start my project, and headed outside for inspiration. While on my skateboard, I noticed I could film more smoothly, and I began to make test Vines. I downloaded Instagram’s Hyperlapse app and noticed it had a built in stabilizer, making it very easy to make smooth, moving time lapses. With class approaching, I took many of these Hyperlapses skating all around campus, trying to find the perfect six seconds. After many failed attempts, class was about to begin and I had not yet created a Vine I was happy with so I created a Hyperlapse showing how to get to class from the UMC. This Vine project relates closely to this course as Vine is a flourishing social media and is used across many different mediums. From capturing current events, to comedic acts, the social media powerhouse has been rising in popularity since its inception.

Reading Response #2 – Wayne Schultheis

Practitioners as Innovators is mainly about how technology, specifically mobile devices, is used in our day to day lives. The article talks on how people use their devices for entertainment and educational purposes. It seems like it is talking most though about the positives and negatives of utilizing mobile devices for learning. I personally think […]

Sofia Pena Y Lillo- Reading Response #2

Colonialism and the Built Space of Cinema in Nigeria by Brian Larkin centered around how physical spaces reflect colonialism. The most interesting themes of this article were how cinemas were trans-local and how the theaters audiences evolved over time in Nigeria. The original cinema theaters in Nigeria were referred to as “trans-local”, a separate space within […]

Adam Reichenbach-Reading Response #2

My second reading response is about Evgeny Morozov’s article The Death of the Cyberflaneur. The article first discusses what the flaneur did in Paris. The flaneur is someone that casually goes about his day and wanders around while taking everything in. He was the silent type who would blend in, but in a ways stand out. […]