I went to Seattle and only took pictures of a goose. He was nice, and I asked permission. I am not sure what is wrong with me as a typical millennial, but I can assure you, I am becoming more and more tech averse.
The whole Internet seems to be obsessed with Pokémon Go. While I am loath to weigh in on this matter myself, I think it’s important to make a few notes of the phenomenon while it’s still happening. I know you’ve all been *anxiously* awaiting my thoughts, so without further ado, here they are.
Something weird is happening to me. I tend to be pretty wary of the way I use technology, so when I realized what was happening, I must admit I was taken by surprise.
Guys, I just found out that you can request your Myspace blogs and an ACTUAL person will go in and export them out for you.
Can we talk about the Internet in general for second? The people seem the same, the places seem the same, but the nature of the Internet itself… What is happening there?
I wonder what learning looked like before the Internet. There are the obvious scenarios that come to mind; a woman in a poodle skirt in a library. A family gathered around the living room radio cupping their ears in anticipation. A tall man with slicked back hair nodding emphatically to a stern but wise professor pointing a stick to a board. Well, that’s what I imagine.
A Knight on a chessboard can be looked at from two different perspectives. Firstly, we can zoom in and analyse it in absolute terms as a closed system. What is the shape of the Knight? What capabilities does it have? What kind of language does it use to describe itself?
At the end of my last article, I mentioned that the fundamental advantage to my constant research was that “I am never unaware.”
While that melodramatic statement made a great stopping point for my rant, I want to assert that there are many rewarding effects to living intentionally with technology. To preserve my pride and the drama of the last post, it seems a new post is the best choice to enumerate these benefits. I’ve always been a sucker for a dramatic exit.
This past week, my newly 30-year-old boyfriend posed a question to my group of friends. What movie resonated with our generation like Fight Club did with his? The group, all under 25, was unsure of how to respond. We tried to clarify: what value did Fight Club instill that made it so culturally influential? He responded in turn with a quote from the movie.
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. -Chuck Palahniuk
Our society spends a lot of time in a culture where we speak to each other silently. The difference between verbal and nonverbal communication has long been researched, but many studies still focus on face-to-face conversation. In the silent communication of IM, email, and texting, nonverbal cues are simply not present.