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Kean University 2018, The Network

My Gifs to You~

Despite this week’s many technical difficulties on campus, this is not what actually happened though I thought about it…. Myself along with the rest of the goody-2-shoes class that showed up this week did stay for a crash course in gifs and their creation~ The Gif of Gifs (Okay, I’m done) This week we explored the animated gif. Though we didn’t spend much time discussing the creative form in the classroom, we did watch a short clip of a movie that is […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Reflecting on Selfie-Reflecting~

Are you in your selfie? After this week’s discussion on selfies, that’s been the question I’ve been mulling over in my mind. And, to be honest, I’ve no answers–just more to wonder about. Reflections on Reflections I’ve already said much about selfies myself but I was interested to hear what my peers had to say about the emerging genre of digital art & creation. More, I was interested in what people thought of the idea of selfies being a form of communication. […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Reflections of Us

What the Professors did not know when they turned the whole world into a glass eye is what would reflect back. See, they made the eyes out of mirrored glass. Covered spires and lampposts, windows and concrete with tiny, shiny eyes–always watching, always showing. Without pupils or irises, they seem to follow you, act out your life in their little sclera screens for you. Beads of silver beneath moonlight–darkness the only safe place, now. Reflected back, we saw how small and easy we […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Memed Out~

Tbh, I kind of never want to hear the word “meme” again. Anyway…. MEMES Credit @stryii~ In class this week, we explored the fascinating world of meme-making and meme-meaning-making(?)~ In order to accomplish that, we had to descend into the depths of those dank memes I hate myself. We got our hands dirty making our own memes. The Make Bank gave our creative selves some direction, though. More, it provided some purpose to why we were exploring memes as well as some ideas about […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Selfie-Reflecting~

(I’ve rocked a few regrettable interesting looks, huh???) Images are moments and if moments are experiences, then what experience does the “selfie” capture? What is the selfie? What does it represent? Society Says…. Well, that depends. When it comes to social perceptions, the selfie, like most new digital media, typically gets a bad rep. What did you think society would say??? According to one article in Jezebel, by Erin Gloria Ryan, “Selfies aren’t empowering; they’re a high tech reflection of the f*cked up way society […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Degenerate Art 2.0~

Putting That Art History Minor To Task… New art always gets a bad rep. Whether it’s the Dada nonsense of Duchamp (i.e. his lovely Fountain) or the Neo-Dada digitized nonsense embodied in some works of ELit such as in Jason Nelson’s This is How You Will Die, there will be critics and they will be harsh. Digital art is the newest on the scene and so I believe that’s part of why there is so much skepticism surrounding it. Some people think it is […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Can You Hear M–Yeah, Loud & Clear~

The Name of the Game So, I’ve had a bit of a change of heart from last week. It’s come to my attention that I may have been far too ambivalent about my feelings toward online data tracking. More, I believe I let the internet ideals I hold in high regard cloud my judgement of the realities that currently rule the digital landscape. When confronted with the realities of third-party tracking servers and learning algorithms, it is almost impossible to […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

What Kind of Story Am I?

A #FakeNews one??? jk~ A best-seller I hope >.> Cutting Through the Silence For this week’s DDA, I imagined my navigation of my internet space as a bright, white line cutting through a chaotic and haphazard ball of scribbly static. It’s kind of like a radio signal–lost in the haze until the right frequency tunes in. Then, my movements have resonance, they create this larger picture. Tell a story. Reveal a larger truth. Reveal me. But, what if those tuning […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Farewell Faerie Girl (wannabe ^.^)….


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