Posted in September 2011

The world as we know it

This post is the seventh in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post looks further into “Here Comes Everybody” by Clay Shirky. In our class discussions of … Continue reading

The Power of Social Production

This post is the fifth in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post reflects on Part One of  “Wealth of Networks” by Yochai Benkler. “Consumers are changing … Continue reading

Queries about the Economics of the Internet

This post is the fourth in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post ponders the initial readings of “Wealth of Networks” by Yochai Benkler. This book covers … Continue reading

End of Flash as we know it?

With Microsoft’s recent announcement that their new “Metro” Internet Explorer 10 browser won’t be plug-in compatible when they roll out Windows 8, a lot of sources are writing about the end of Flash, or at least Flash as we know it. It’s an idea that Apple really started with the iPad and iPhone not being … Continue reading

The zombies are coming! RUN!

This post is the third in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow-up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. This post evaluates an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) after being introduced to the concept in Jane … Continue reading

What the Boolean?

What is Boolean? – a soup ingredient? gold? Nope. Turns out it’s basically the foundations of computer science. I noticed the Boolean term has come up in a few of our readings and most noticeably as a variable in Flash, so I decided to do some investigating and try to figure out what the heck … Continue reading

Resources for Flash errors

Forums are a great source of info to help when trying to combat a Flash error. Some tips for using them effectively! Don’t just post asking for help right away, first try and see if there are already threads about your problem (I can pretty much gaurantee there are). Copy and paste your entire error … Continue reading

Reality may be broken, but are games the solution?

This post is the first in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. I agree with the points Jane McGonigal makes in “Reality is Broken” about the positive … Continue reading