New Media Faculty Dev. Seminar – FA2010

"Awakening the Digital Imagination" – a Networked Seminar

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This class is probably even more valuable that the tools that we will be discussing. Technology needs to be an enhancement not a hindrance. I use to be the first in line to get the new technology. I had Windows 95 delivered to my home the day it went on sale. I filled my computer with every device and gadget I could get my hands on. But one day it dawned on me I was collecting technology not using technology. I had the gadget and I even knew how to use them, but I had no time or application for them. I am afraid that the student who has the iphone and every gadget imaginable really does not use these gadgets to accomplish anything productive. I say the iphone because a lot of their on-line world no longer involves a computer but instead their smartphones. But you see even with text messaging that they do not read the entire message. They will address the first point but are totally unaware that any other question was being asked. So they skim their text messages like we use to skim our text books. Are they skimming everything and if so what will the consequences to society be?

Post source: Applications in Biology for a New Generation

This class is probably even more valuable that the tools that we will be discussing. Technology needs to be an enhancement not a hindrance. I use to be the first in line to get the new technology. I had Windows 95 delivered to my home the day it went on sale. I filled my computer with every device and gadget I could get my hands on. But one day it dawned on me I was collecting technology not using technology. I had the gadget and I even knew how to use them, but I had no time or application for them. I am afraid that the student who has the iphone and every gadget imaginable really does not use these gadgets to accomplish anything productive. I say the iphone because a lot of their on-line world no longer involves a computer but instead their smartphones. But you see even with text messaging that they do not read the entire message. They will address the first point but are totally unaware that any other question was being asked. So they skim their text messages like we use to skim our text books. Are they skimming everything and if so what will the consequences to society be?

Post source: Applications in Biology for a New Generation

This class is probably even more valuable that the tools that we will be discussing. Technology needs to be an enhancement not a hindrance. I use to be the first in line to get the new technology. I had Windows 95 delivered to my home the day it went on sale. I filled my computer with every device and gadget I could get my hands on. But one day it dawned on me I was collecting technology not using technology. I had the gadget and I even knew how to use them, but I had no time or application for them. I am afraid that the student who has the iphone and every gadget imaginable really does not use these gadgets to accomplish anything productive. I say the iphone because a lot of their on-line world no longer involves a computer but instead their smartphones. But you see even with text messaging that they do not read the entire message. They will address the first point but are totally unaware that any other question was being asked. So they skim their text messages like we use to skim our text books. Are they skimming everything and if so what will the consequences to society be?

Phylosophy and the Web

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This class is probably even more valuable that the tools that we will be discussing. Technology needs to be an enhancement not a hindrance. I use to be the first in line to get the new technology. I had Windows 95 delivered to my home the day it went on sale. I filled my computer with every device and gadget I could get my hands on. But one day it dawned on me I was collecting technology not using technology. I had the gadget and I even knew how to use them, but I had no time or application for them. I am afraid that the student who has the iphone and every gadget imaginable really does not use these gadgets to accomplish anything productive. I say the iphone because a lot of their on-line world no longer involves a computer but instead their smartphones. But you see even with text messaging that they do not read the entire message. They will address the first point but are totally unaware that any other question was being asked. So they skim their text messages like we use to skim our text books. Are they skimming everything and if so what will the consequences to society be?

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After a hiatus of a couple years (including blogging over at a Relief for a while; please feel free to go and seek them out), I'm baaaaack!

This is due entirely to signing up for a Faculty Development Seminar on New Media Seminar that I'm very excited about. Although my field is not really in "New Media", I feel that I'm quite often pushed into this role within my department by virtue of being 10 to 20 years younger than most people in the department.

In addition, I'm beginning to see a lot of overlap between my research in the ethics in and of genre narrative and the ways that communication is and might change.

So, I'm going to be taking the questions of the course "How do we use new tech?" and "Do we use it as it's intended?" and applying them to my thoughts in movies, popular novels, TVs, and video games, particularly with those connected to the moral quandry of the individual within the corrupt world with flawed social institutions (what I refer to as "noir").

In the next post towards the beginning of next week, I want to provide some of my first impressions based on Janet H. Murray's "Inventing the Medium" intro to The New Media Reader

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After a hiatus of a couple years (including blogging over at a Relief for a while; please feel free to go and seek them out), I'm baaaaack!

This is due entirely to signing up for a Faculty Development Seminar on New Media Seminar that I'm very excited about. Although my field is not really in "New Media", I feel that I'm quite often pushed into this role within my department by virtue of being 10 to 20 years younger than most people in the department.

In addition, I'm beginning to see a lot of overlap between my research in the ethics in and of genre narrative and the ways that communication is and might change.

So, I'm going to be taking the questions of the course "How do we use new tech?" and "Do we use it as it's intended?" and applying them to my thoughts in movies, popular novels, TVs, and video games, particularly with those connected to the moral quandry of the individual within the corrupt world with flawed social institutions (what I refer to as "noir").

In the next post towards the beginning of next week, I want to provide some of my first impressions based on Janet H. Murray's "Inventing the Medium" intro to The New Media Reader

Post source: publicintellectual

After a hiatus of a couple years (including blogging over at a Relief for a while; please feel free to go and seek them out), I'm baaaaack!

This is due entirely to signing up for a Faculty Development Seminar on New Media Seminar that I'm very excited about. Although my field is not really in "New Media", I feel that I'm quite often pushed into this role within my department by virtue of being 10 to 20 years younger than most people in the department.

In addition, I'm beginning to see a lot of overlap between my research in the ethics in and of genre narrative and the ways that communication is and might change.

So, I'm going to be taking the questions of the course "How do we use new tech?" and "Do we use it as it's intended?" and applying them to my thoughts in movies, popular novels, TVs, and video games, particularly with those connected to the moral quandry of the individual within the corrupt world with flawed social institutions (what I refer to as "noir").

In the next post towards the beginning of next week, I want to provide some of my first impressions based on Janet H. Murray's "Inventing the Medium" intro to The New Media Reader

The Importance of Being Ernest…

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Names are so important in life, but at the same time, they don't really matter because they ARE arbitrary. My wife and I are struggling to find names that might communicate the perceived possibility of our baby. Of course we have no real idea what this child will become, but being first-time parents, we want to positively influence our oldest child to be the coolest, smartest, etc that they can.

I've been told and heard that this radically changes with a second and subsequent children. Being a second/middle child, I understand why and how this occurs, yet I am not immune to my psychology's attempt to determine the need for us to choose THE perfect name for our son.

Furthermore, being a student of semiotics and cultural studies, so many different and competing drives enter the equation. I want to choose a name that will give my son some gender fluidity because I don't want to force hegemonic (yeah, I used that word, whatcha gonna say about it?) masculine ideals on him, say "Hank" or "Dick". At the same time, knowing the strength of power in culture, I do not want to be too out there and leave them open to painful and potentially scarring him by the years of jeers and beatings that my sons will probably be subject to just by the fact that they have me for a father, say "Claire" or "Rene".

In addition to gender distinctions, there are obvious ethnic, racial, and ideological influences. We want to communicate our faith and family backgrounds but do not want to force that on our child but would prefer that they express that interest as a choice.

This does not really represent a wholly intellectual pursuit either. We also want to have a pleasant aesthetic sense in a name that will will probably end up calling and saying and yelling for the rest of our lives.

All of this rigamoral of discussion is just to say: If you have suggestions of guides or names that would fulfill all of these criteria, then I am open to suggestions.