Posted in October 2011

New Media Democracy

This post is the 14th in a series 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 is an initial reaction to the topic of democracy in new media. In Luke Goode’s “Social news, … Continue reading

Week 9: Ethics

This post is the twelfth in a series 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 delves deeper into the topic of ethics in new media. This week we are reading various articles … Continue reading

A discussion of the Egypt Revolution

We had a great Skype discussion with Egyptian journalist,Rehab El Bakry about the role media and social media play in the ongoing revolution in Egypt. While Egyptians had no access to the Internet in 2000, the government put a focus on increasing the Internet availability. Actual memos report that the government at the time thought … Continue reading

Lessons of Lessig

This post is the eleventh 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 delves deeper into two texts by Lawrence Lessig, “Code 2.0” and “Remix.” In Code … Continue reading

Austin here we come!

So a little delayed in posting this due to the hectic schedule of first project due dates for Elon iMedia students last week, but I was thrilled to discover that my partner Brandy Stearns and I were one of the winning teams in Elon’s South by Southwest competition. In March, we will be attending SXSW … Continue reading

Lessig questions

This post is the tenth 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 serves as an initial reaction to Lawerence Lessig’s “Code”. Lessig begins to raise some … Continue reading

Flash Project #1

We submitted our first substantial Flash projects this week in Producing Interactive Media. I wrote about a lot of what I had learned while doing this project in a previous post, but here is project itself! I tweeted about it a few days ago and GetGlue retweeted it to their followers (more than 100,000!), so … Continue reading

Online Daily Deal Sites: Impact on small business

For my Theory and Audience Analysis class I had to give a Pecha Kucha presentation – a format that requires you to focus on timing and the efficiency of presenting information as you only have 6:40 to present with 20 slides that transition every 20 seconds. After reading a recent study by Rice University, I … Continue reading

Not doom and gloom, just the times evolving

This post is the ninth 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 talks more in-depth on “You Are Not a Gadget” by Jaron Lanier. I went … Continue reading