Author Archives: arynna

Pulling Threads

When I first started working on this movie, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A film about Web 2.0? How could I resist? Once I came up with an idea, I worked furiously on the screenplay. … Continue reading

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Give react?

“8 Democratic candidates face a new kind of questioning” Tonight at 7:00pm Democratic candidates engaged in a “new” form of interaction with voters. Users were invited to submit questions via home-made YouTube videos for the candidates, and both the chosen … Continue reading

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Facebook polls

I’ve been keeping my eye for the past few weeks on the new Facebook polls. They have been interesting at best, and utterly ridiculous at worst. However, the latest one was a little different: “Who do you look up to … Continue reading

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New Media Studies on Facebook

On Monday, we were all discussing Ashley’s idea of creating a Facebook page for the class. Many ideas were thrown out (see? there’s that phrase again) and I thought I’d recap a couple. These are more thematic than technical, but … Continue reading

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Web 16.0

I think I can finally connect a few thoughts I was having last Thursday. Web 2.0 is all about connections between people and interaction in the online environment. It involves creation of new content in addition to simple acquisition of … Continue reading

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Progress and Butterflies

I had one of those weird dreams the other night. You know the kind–the ones that happen right as you’re waking up, and it takes you a few minutes to sort out what’s real and what isn’t. I rolled over … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley

“If an entity is sufficiently non-humanlike, then the humanlike characteristics will tend to stand out and be noticed easily, generating empathy. On the other hand, if the entity is “almost human”, then the non-human characteristics will be the ones that … Continue reading

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Portfolio online now!

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HAL 9000, upgraded.

I keep going back to Engelbart’s assertion that computers shouldn’t be easy to use. Do I agree with it? I know I don’t believe that computers should be difficult to use just for the sake of being difficult, but they … Continue reading

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Doll Face

I’ve been meaning to blog this for quite a while now. What does everyone else think of this video? I saw it (partially) as a statement on the media’s influence over us, but perhaps it’s also saying something about human … Continue reading

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