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Kean University 2019, The Network

Class between Kean and AUC

  Today in class we had the opportunity to work on our ‘Fieldguide Project’, which will be the final project for the class and the rest of the semester. Since the class was meant to be devoted to us spending as much time researching and finding information for our projects, I found myself looking up information on the web in relation to my research question about either Catphishers and The Dark Web (people who steal some else’s identity to create […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Dr. Kittens Comes Alive! And She Is To Darn Hot, like ‘Spicy Watermelon-Bubble-Gum’… Is That Even A Thing?

  This week as been an interesting one for sure. Especially with the class and our final project. I think this project will prove itself to be more fun than expected. So, this week we talked about coming up with a topic for the final project, as well as creating a ‘profile’ for our alchemist (mentor). For my final the topic relating the final project, finally decided on what to go with. At first, I was think of doing something […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

GIFs over MEMEs

    This week in case, we went over another digital form of communication, known as GIF (Graphic Interchange Format). This one alone is very similar to MEMES. In fact, you could argue that GIF is the next level that follows. Regardless of how they work, one thing can be understood: they both aim to present a message or idea with text and image (still or motion picture). GIF however, does the job presentation of a message much better, since […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

[Fieldguide] Article Review on: The Hidden Costs of Identity Theft

URL Link to website: https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/the-hidden-costs-of-identity-theft/   The web article of “The Hidden Costs of Identity Theft,” by Ellen Sirull, is one that talks in good detail about the negative impact that identity theft has on its victims. This include the negative effects on their emotional state, financial status, and personal or private information. The article also references the organization of ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center), as it is one that has recently gotten itself involved with this issue of identity […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Why Wait for Your Sculpture One Week, When You Can Take a Picture Today?

    This week for class, we went over the topic of ‘digital art’ and how it has transformed art production. A discussion over this topic was started with an example of one of the forms of digital art we have today (digital photography), which originated from a more physical and simplistic form (sculptures, paintings, ect…). Looking at this example helped us clearly see the radical change that has taken place over the many years, on this art form of […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Article for Fieldguide: The Negative Side of Memes

Article URL link: http://elit.umwblogs.org/2012/03/14/the-negative-side-of-memes/   The article of The Negative Side Of Memes, by Kevin on Electronic Literature, talks on memes on the internet and how the are regarded as a form on digital literature (in this case, one that is negative). It argues that these are quite popular online because of how argumentative and provocative they can be, especially the memes that are based on racism and sexism. This alone is an important reason for its negative contribution to […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Memes For Your Enjoyment

Image link: http://favoritethings.danoah.com/33-memes-that-hit-you-right-in-the-feels/new-sad-baby-meme-funny-sad-memes-memes/     This week we covered the interesting form of communication known as ‘memes.’ For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a purposeful or humorous image, video, or text that is mixed together to tell a message. Because of how eye-catching these are, they normally spread though the web quite rapidly by internet users. I find memes to be an unusual and efficient form of communication these days, as they carry messages across with ease […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

(Class Activity) Five Meme Image Story

This little guy (Pikachu) had his identity stolen online. He tell’s his owner, but he soon came to realize that not much could be done about it.       Credits: (Links of memes) https://imgflip.com/i/2vl6he https://imgflip.com/i/2vl7jo https://imgflip.com/i/2vl7si https://imgflip.com/i/2vl818 https://memegenerator.net/instance/16579133/sad-pikachu-facebook-notification-farmville    

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Selfie-Unselfie Project

  Nowadays, we take pictures all the time to capture moments or how we’re feeling, since we have the technology to do so. And most of these images are the so called ‘selfies’. Despite these type of images just being another regular picture, it is the nature and technique used when taken them that differentiate them from regular images. How is this possible? Well, ‘selfies’ have their own type characteristics that set them aside from the rest. Normally, they are […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Taking It (Selfie Picture) When It Counts, Baby!

  This week in class we covered an interesting topic, which almost everyone is aware of today, due to technology. The reason for people to take these type of images are many, but it all comes down to the emotional state of a person when taking a selfie by himself or others. Selfie-pictures are the new trend, and almost everyone has taken one or will take one at some point under various situations. According to Erving Goffman’s sociology book The Presentation […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

[Fieldguide] Post review of ‘Online Privacy – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly’

URL to article: https://brianclifton.com/blog/2013/03/06/online-privacy-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/   This article talks in-depth about how users of the internet are more likely than not to already be losing their privacy as they constantly visit websites, or software, that collects their data anonymously through the installing of 3-party cookies, and plugins on their systems or devices. Some of these websites highlighted on this article are some of the most popular today, such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, and Sharethis. It is not surprising that […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

[Fieldguide] Post summary on ‘Meet the Internet’s FIRST responders to security emergencies’

URL to article: https://internethealthreport.org/2018/meet-the-internets-first-responders-to-security-emergencies/ This article tackles on a darker side to data tracking. In this case, it addresses what happens when something goes wrong with the data collected. As example, this article tells a story (real life) about an event that happened at an university, where the system was hacked by an unknown person or party. This school, as part of the nowadays-common data collection trend on its students and staff, had such important data stolen by the hacker […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

The ‘Fours Moves’ That Will Keep You In Reality Online

  This week we expanded more on the previous topic of ‘what’s fake or real on the internet’. Last time we looked closely at the example of an event that was shared over social media, where a car was parked on top of the center line which divided two parking spaces. Apparently, one of the shoppers was not happy and decided to trap the vehicle, by surrounding it with shopping carts. This brought an interesting topic to talk about in […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Not Everything Online Is Created Equally – Some Are Factual, Others Are Bias, And Others Are Neither.

Link to image and article: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts   This week we went over an activity on the topic of ‘how much of the internet is what’s fake or real.’ This topic is one that comes across as two-sided, since you have people who take everything they see on the internet for granted, but other who think twice of what they see. But a bigger question to ask from all this is: is everything on the internet created equally? Just because a […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Responding to: ‘The good, the bad and the ugly sides of data tracking’

URL to article: https://internethealthreport.org/2018/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-sides-of-data-tracking/ According to the article ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly side of data tracking‘ by Internet Health Report,  data tracking is more common than we think it is nowadays. And the worst part of it, is that it is happening to us almost every time we go online with our electronic devices that have connection to the internet. This includes laptops and smart phone. Upon reading this article, I couldn’t help but to be remind […]

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