E-Waste is something that has been becoming more of a problem with the start of this new century. Many people in the world do not see the cons of the devices, household appliances, and other consumer gadgets have on the lives of others when they throw out these old devices. Many end up in landfills … Continue reading E- Waste: Why do we care?
Have you ever wondered why some roads are nicer than others? Maybe you remember some guys painting your local grocery store parking lot and causing you quite the inconvenience because you couldn't park in your favorite spot. The reason why I ask is because I was the project manager for one of those companies and … Continue reading Maxon Paving – Portfolio
Internet censorship is a thing that happens in other countries more often than it does here in America. This could change with the FCC trying to destroy net neutrality, however we will touch on that later on. Governments of some countries decline the use of some websites and content from ever being posted online to … Continue reading Internet Censorship: How and Who does it Affect?
You may have been in a conversation lately about what makes a human a cyborg. Well according to Google's definition, a cyborg is a human being that has been modified internally with mechanical parts that allow that person to do something a human normally could not accomplish without. So does this mean your cousin who … Continue reading What makes you a cyborg?
In chapter 6 of Race After the Internet which you can read here for free, Oscar Gandy defines an internet terror that we experience very casually. It is this problem of the identification, classification, and evaluation assessment that users experience when using the internet. Search engines like Google and Facebook use your data as … Continue reading Our Online Persona and How It Can Be Used Against Us
If you have read this article from Wired called The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed, then you have been subject to exactly what those laborers are trying to remove from the public. Adrian Chen, the author describes grizzly scenes that really make you cringe throughout the reading. As the … Continue reading The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed: The Border Offensive
Emphasis: The stress in words that creates significance. An example of using this design concept in a visual text is by bolding an important word. This is often done in text books to create an emphasis on a term or learning goal. Contrast: The difference between elements that include text, color, placement, shape, and content. … Continue reading The Top 8 Design Principals
Now that I have finally finished this book, I can explain a problem you may not have thought of before. I know that I have been critical of Earnest cline in my last posts which can be located here, and here. However, Earnest Cline shows us a reality that will come to fruition in … Continue reading Ready Player One: Pages 249-272 (Spoilers)
Audience Analysis: Politicians -Like to create power -Live longer and stronger -Want to get reelected -Public image is everything -Giant egos -Want to prove themselves worthy of their position -Family Oriented usually -Religious (Christian for the USA) Genre Analysis: Brochures -A good amount of pictures -A company name on the front with a logo -A … Continue reading RR #2: Convincing Politicians to Eat Healthy With a Brochure
There are two problems I see in these next few chapters that show how Earnest Cline disguises his flimsy plot with 80’s pop culture, as well as the way he portrays some of the main characters. I had the opportunity to listen to Cline at Washington State’s Annual Common Reading Event. Cline is a self-proclaimed … Continue reading Ready Player One – Pages 100-248