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Justin G.

Kean University 2018, The Network

On NetNarr: The Grand Finale

My blog posts: http://netnarr.arganee.world/author/justin-g/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/avant-garde-a-clue/ My DDAs: http://daily.arganee.world/hashtags/justinsightfuls/ My Arangee Journal submission: http://journal.arganee.world/2018/189/ My Twitter NetNarr activity: https://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=1vEfH0ZKcQ2dZx8f31Pt18tnUCHi5nHKSSPndNHC2YUc&gid=400689247&name=Justinsightfuls Make Bank Leaderboard: 7th place! My Twitter Evolution: As I compiled just about all the work and data I have to show for this class, one word comes to mind to describe it all; dynamic. From the very first class (which I registered for just hours before), I always felt like this was one of the classes that Kean advertised as being […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Bots (And What They Got)

I use GroupMe a lot to talk to several mutual friends at once. And one time, we decided that the conversation was getting boring. Enter Zo. A GroupMe bot that always seems to have something to say. For the first few days, she was amusing, witty, and charming overall. Self-awarenesss has never looked so charming. And then begun to learn. Learn our speech patterns. The way we talk to each other. Our vocabulary. Believe it or not, the SkyNet comparisons aren’t […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Digital Redlining

My Game Designer Audio Report: https://soundcloud.com/georjust/justin-george-game-designer Week after week, I explain the following to my Uber/Lyft passengers calmly: -Surge (extra fares) is not something a driver determines. -Surge is determined by the amount of demand in an area. -Drivers can see surge on a map as “heat” spots, with red indicating a greater demand/higher surge pricing. They still complain that it costs too much. Oh well. But the way that Uber has “painted” my city and the cities around me, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

(Limited) Pac-Man & The Atarisoft Nightmare

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Pac-Man_1983 Pac-Man is a very simple game on just about every game console imaginable, including: Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Channel F, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Intellivision, iPhone, MSX, Neo Geo Pocket Color, NES, Playstation 1, 2, 3, and 4, Nintendo 3DS, Palm OS, PC-6001, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One ZX Spectrum and probably my toaster. And I’m sure […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Gameplay Types & Elements

  Recently I’ve been playing a favorite game of mine, Call of Duty 4, and attempting the last level, Mile High Club, on Veteran difficulty (“You will not survive”). The goal? Get through an airplane of terrorists on the hardest difficulty in less than 60 seconds. Knife the guy coming out of the bathroom on the left, get the two guys down the hallway in front, flashbang the other guys coming through the doorway, nothing too crazy. After about an […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Games

My DDAs: @netnarr #dda185 Pretty much what I was expecting. PS3? 360? Wii? Just how old is this poll?! pic.twitter.com/MIDOH2nDQA — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) March 16, 2018 @netnarr #dda187 Having way more fun with this text-based game than I should have. pic.twitter.com/lvLIVWt0Wz — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) March 16, 2018 I crack my knuckles as I study the topic that would form the basis of our discussion for the weeks to come. This was not a game to me. Well…, actually […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Digital Art

My DDAs: https://twitter.com/Justinsightfuls/status/970229470165643264 @netnarr #dda55 An oldie, but a goodie. pic.twitter.com/4rOLQjdgnE — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) March 6, 2018 My previous blog entries: https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/on-tracking/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/on-new-media-art/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/on-dank-memes/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/on-selfies/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/on-gifs/ My NetNarr Twitter location: https://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=1vEfH0ZKcQ2dZx8f31Pt18tnUCHi5nHKSSPndNHC2YUc&gid=400689247&name=Justinsightfuls (because the actual Tweet web wouldn’t play nice) As we wrap up on digital art and move on to gaming-based discussion (never thought I’d be saying that in an academic setting), I find myself just thinking about digital art as a whole and its impact feels a lot more substantial […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On GIFS

You know what was really swell as all hell back in the day? When watching the Harry Potter movies and seeing the moving photos in the foreground. That seemed like something only possible through magic at the time…..and CGI. Turns out, those types of pictures aren’t just fantasy…..they were probably just GIFs. https://m.imgur.com/gallery/rE6W8P6 I made a variant of this a while back. Still as shibe as ever. I find GIFs quite interesting for several reasons, but the primary one is […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Selfies

My Daily Digital Alchemies: @netnarr #dda157 pic.twitter.com/sBcYNJqhh4 — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 18, 2018 @netnarr #dda158 pic.twitter.com/sZZUIV0kXs — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 18, 2018 On Selfies After doing some quick maths, I’ve concluded that the average number of selfies I have taken per year average around 3.5. Compare that to some people, where 3.5 is the daily average. No, it’s not necessarily either one of us that’s doing something wrong, but rather that both represent opposite ends of the spectrum […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Dank Memes

My memes: http://make.arganee.world/examples/acting-for-two/ http://make.arganee.world/examples/who-would-win-a-who-would-win/ My daily digital alchemies: @netnarr #dda153 The future is closer than we think! pic.twitter.com/wFry8T1NpE — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 13, 2018 @netnarr #dda154 This is where most of the magic happens. It was much cleaner after the picture was taken, I swear! pic.twitter.com/TUahYjMqo1 — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 13, 2018 I never thought in all of my years of schooling, that I would be able to say the following words. I’m doing a writing assignment on […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On New Media Art

I often think back at when I realize that I wanted to become a voice actor, and I’ve been trying to pinpoint exactly what time did I realize that. And while it’s not conclusive, I believe my earliest experience with voice acting came in the form of watching flash animation on Newgrounds. I suppose at the time, I simply wasn’t grasping the idea that you didn’t have to be a big studio at Nickelodeon in order to create animation. I […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Tracking

For Christmas, I received a Google Home Mini from my godfather. It was one of those items that I always felt like I would want, if I could find a purpose for it. And sure enough, a speaker that can set the alarm, tell me the weather, and of course play music proved to be very functional in my bedroom. But my sisters boyfriend saw something different in the Google Home Mini, something much more sinister. “Okay Google,” he began. […]

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