190 Posts Categorized "Kean University 2019"

Digital Storytelling course at Kean University taught by Mia Zamora and Alan Levine (see all Kean University Alchemists)

Kean University 2019, The Network

To the AUC Students – Fan Culture & Obsession: Finding the Thin Line Between ‘Super Fan’ and ‘Stalker’

… Title in progress … Hi AUC students! My project will be focusing on, the good and the bad of fan culture or fandom, specifically in the music industry, and even more specifically in the K-Pop music industry. Kind of an exploration of these niche cultures, of fandom culture, and fanaticism in general. I hope to be able to:  give somewhat of a How To/Check Yourself guide in regards to appropriate fandom behavior, promote those who see dangerous behaviors like […]

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To AUC, What Are Your Thoughts on Social Curation In Online Spaces???

Hey~ How’s Cairo? Hot? Mild? Does it ever get sandy in the city? I’ve always wondered…. Anyway, I’m getting off topic. It happens. I hear you’re working on projects about digital literacy? So have we! …Well, kind of. We’re each researching a problem associated with the Internet and increasing digitization of daily life. The focus of my research is social curation in online spaces. Specifically, I’m looking at how social curation in online spaces affects our emotional engagement IRL. I wrote […]

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Blog

I had my conference with Dr Zamora and profess Alan about my Fieldguide project and we spoke about the topics that I was interesting in. I picked selfie but Pro. Alan said what about people that take selfies in dangerous places. so I said that sounds great and I will look into it. I did and it was amazing what I found out. It spoke about how 250 people died taken selfies on clefs and other dangerous places. Still research […]

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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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‘Blackfishing’: To the AUC Students

For my final project, I will be discussing and "investigating" the new phenomenon of 'Blackfishing'. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, 'Blackfishing' is when a person on Instagram or Twitter (specifically a woman) who is not of color, changes her physical appearance (e.g. hair, skin color, etc.), in order to be perceived as … Continue reading ‘Blackfishing’: To the AUC Students →

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To the AUC Students

My field guide topic is: the creation of multiple digital identities by adolescents highlights their need to share versions of themselves online, proving that there is no distinction between "real life" and "digital life" and that both make up one's persona.Below are a few questions I have related to my topic, and would greatly appreciate your help!1. Do you know of any adolescents who have a fake instagram where they interact?2. The debate surrounding digital dualism and anti-digital dualism argues […]

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Field Guide Research

Here I will post some links that I will be using for my Field Guide.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/parents-need-to-drastically-cut-kids-screen-time-devices-american-heart-association/2 hours a day is enough screen time a day for kids ages 8-18Screen time affecting kids brains? Parental strategies, limit the time. articles on tv back in the day.Focus on early childhood- early years,American Pediatric Association- recommendations content not so much the time.Ask about screen time and digital life.What is the screen time displacing? What would you be doing?

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Death by Selfies

For my Fliedguide, I picked selfies but just like I said in my other blog. It was a Borad topic so i spoke to Dr Zamora and professor Alan Levine and bespoke about different topics. Alan suggested that I should research about people that take selfies in dangerous places, so I said I will look into it. I did some research and I found death by selfies, which I was really surprised to hear the amount of dead by selfies […]

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to bot or not to bot

It’s not a question. I’ll be real, I didn’t make a bot for my alchemist. I’ll attempt to work on that soon, but in the meantime, I’ll make sure to post enough so Euphie seems relatively alive. Though to be honest I feel like she’s more of a lurker and responder than an active poster. Big shrug. EDIT: this is euphie. i hacked her account again. she doesn’t know how to close a window. in response to her call out, ahem, […]

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Socrates’ YouTube Channel Has Hit 1000 Subscribers!

I think the title of the post revealed which article that I’ve chosen to examine. I mean, come on… the title of Sacasas’ article is simply amazing and really hard to ignore. I hope that I managed to do some service with mine. Although I had opened up an account for my Alchemist character on Hypothesis.is, I was reluctant to annotate anything because there were no other annotations available. I’m thinking that maybe we should start a private group for […]

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The Train Has Left the Station… It’s on the Way, Just Wait

Chugging right along! What? Well, sometimes life gets busy and you find yourself unable to spend as much time as you’d like on a specific project. Has that ever happened to you? Taking on four graduate courses all at the same time is proving difficult… at least time-wise. I like a good challenge, but I’ve never been good at time management. I’m just not a punctual person. Still, I’m confident that I’ll be successfully able to complete this project and […]

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field guide 2.0

Alright. So. I’m just gonna jump in about my topic. We’ll make this as clean cut as possible. No fluff. Ya gurl is Tired and has a lit review due in two (2) days. As I mentioned in my previous field guide post, I was leaning towards and am now 100% committed to (aka like 10 sources deep in) the examination of fandom culture and obsession with a focus on K-pop, “stan,” and “sasaeng” culture. (A bit lost? Don’t worry, […]

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Feeling Drained at This Point Tbh~

Hey~ Hope everyone had a nice week. I’ve been pretty stressed this past week myself. It’s crunch time for my thesis project and I’m feeling the pressure. I’m trying not to take it out on unsuspecting folk but please excuse me if I do. I’m cranky and I need a twenty-thousand hour nap. Anyway, this week we began the treacherous trek into the world of Twitter bots. Honestly, I love bots and designing them is a lot of fun. Certain changes to Twitter’s […]

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Augmented Reality

In support of my last post, "Fancy Words for Simple Concepts", I found an article titled, "Digital Dualism Versus Augmented Reality" by Nathan Jurgenson, which discusses the idea of both your online presence and physical life as one entity that is entwined together. The article defines key terms, such as: augmented reality, slacktivism, and false binary. The article states that in this world, we are "comprised of a physical body as well as our digital Profile, acting in constant dialogue." The article […]

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