Reading Response #2

After reading Remote control, umbilical cord and beyond: The mobile phone as a transitional object by Rivka Ribak, my initial reaction was ‘wow, I can relate’. The first cell phone I ever had was given to me by my parents for the purpose of communication with them so they could know where I was and who I […]

Reading Response #2 – Owen Swallow

Two of the readings that caught my attention this week were the 8th Corrigan and White chapter and Laura Mulvey’s “Passing time: reflections on cinema from a new technological age”. Both of these readings discuss similar ideas of how the ideas and concepts of time periods reflect the cultural identity of a time. However, Corrigan […]

blog post #3

Blog Post #3 Sarah Bustamante   I really liked this assignment! I think it has been my favorite one so far. What I really liked about this was the way I was not just encouraged to use props but really had to use props, and even outfits, in this assignment. That made it really fun […]

Blog Post #3 Sam Cast

This weeks production assignments were the how to vine and the photo-a-day faceless portrait. Both of these were actually very fun interesting and challenging, though I think the vine was the most fun because it’s not very often I get to make a vine. The vine was extremely challenging though and took more time than […]

Reading Response #2- Danielle Brown

The death of the Cyberflâneur is about how the movement of people browsing the Internet has dissipated. Flâneurism was relevant when someone wants to wander around for a cultural experience. It is a form of identity, and finding yourself. Morozov tells us that the internet is like a grocery store; People go in to buy […]

Ben Hoban – Reading Response 2

In Morozov’s article about cyberflânuerism, Morozov discusses how the early days of the internet were similar to pre-industrialization era flânuerism where people would wander around areas they did not know. They would just wander around and no one would know who they were. The internet was like this early on when people were connecting on […]

Reading response #2 Sam Cast

This week I read about the concept of cyberflaneur and how initially this is what the internet was initially expected to be like. The concept of Flaneurie was something that initially started in Paris around the time of the industrial revolution. Where during a major change in time periods, men all around Paris would wander […]

Reading Response #2

Ribak’s “Remote Control” article talks about the relationship between children and parents with mobile phones.  He talks about how children think the phone they are receiving are is just for fun, but really it’s so parents can keep track of their children. I agree that parents definitely do this, but at the same time, the […]

Reading response #2

After reading Picture This: the Impact of MobileCamera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices by Lisa Gye, I have a better understanding of the concept of taking pictures on mobile phones. Gye explains that people take pictures “in order to construct personal and group memory; in order to create and maintain social relationships; and for the purposes of self-expression and […]

Writing Response #2

Evgeny Morozov’s “The Death of the Cyberfláneur” was an interesting read, especially in relation to my life experiences. In the article, Morozov elaborates on the transformation of the Internet. Specifically, a place no longer responsible for browsing or “surfing” the web. Morozov explains that traditionally, flâneurs were people who would take in the environment, strolling […]