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Kean University 2018, The Network

Bots & Whatnot~

Beep-Beep-Boo-Bot: Revisiting Bots So, at this point in my exploration of the digital humanities, I’m not unfamiliar with bots. In fact, I’ve written about them at length before. More, I’ve written about the ethics or lack thereof of bots here. This isn’t to say that I’ve, by any means, said all there is to say about bots, just that I have thought about them and their functions in detail before. And, more, as far as interacting with and creating bots, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Digital Bot Press!

This picture is a clear reflection of how I see certain things as of now.  Exploring digital bots and how they operate was this week’s #Netnarr challenge.  Bots are sort of changing and shaping the new form of communicating between human to human, and “bots” to humans.  it is often hard to even detect anymore within in the web what could possibly be written by bots, and what was created by humans. Our first exercise in our bot adventure took […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Trading Privacy for Profit When You’re the Product

Processing 06 flickr photo by crstnksslr shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Funny. This post is NOT about Facebook. But it could have been … We had a disagreement brewing in the kitchen the other day. My wife and I, and our three boys (the oldest, in college, and the youngest, in middle school). The whole family. The dog watched. We were arguing about privacy, and technology, and the split between my wife and I (we both try to […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Bot or Not

Bot or Not? Bot are things that comes from the computer basis machine and to be not a bot means the material comes from a actually person. We played this game in class to see if we can see if the poemsbot or not poems were made from a bot or not. My results sucked the first time leaving me with a score out of 1/5 so I played again because I wasn’t satisfy with my results and got a […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Audio Audio Audio and Some Redlining too

This week’s class and activity was definitely something different but interesting all the same. We discussed redlining, which deals with different companies discriminating and denying services to people of certain geographical areas. I find that something to be very unfair because everyone should have access to the same types of services regardless of where they live. When doing my make bank based on transportation, I realized that the low income area I focused on how multiple ways for transportation and I […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

redlining & remixing

this past week, during our exploration of games, we've focused a lot on the concept of remixing, which is an important element to recognize in such a unique class as this. a few weeks ago, we put questions into the padlet we shared with Maha's students in Egypt; unfortunately, we didn't receive responses, but that didn't stop us! instead, we created the supposed answers to those questions, and put them together to form a mock / imaginary interview, speculating on […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Does T-Mobile Redline Newark, NJ?

This class was interesting because we discussed an unfamiliar concept: redlining. Redlining is the practice of marking an area to call it out, usually as a place to avoid. The concept was introduced with a discussion of undesirable neighborhoods, and we were shown a redlined map of Newark, NJ from 1939. I was interested to learn that even in 1939, areas in Newark were considered undesirable places to live, and I would love to understand why in more depth. From […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Red-Onlining

In class last week we learned about the concept of digital redlining (see Dr. Chris Gilliard’s work on the topic), and we were asked to create an interactive map of Newark that compared its historical redlining zones and something tech-related.  I chose to compare the redlining zones with free Wi-fi points, and my interactive map can be found here. It was hard to draw any meaningful conclusions from my map comparison because it seems there aren’t many free Wi-Fi points […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Divided by Redline

The person that I had the questions for didn’t respond but my audio will be recorded down below.  Clean water game This week we learned about Redlining.. Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the racial or ethnic composition of those areas. What I choose to observe through my redlining observation was the phone company that has cell towers available in my area . It really puzzles […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Getting Lost In Gaming

It’s been a hectic few weeks for me and playing catch up is stressful but I’m almost there. This week I wasn’t able to make it to class because I had some personal things that came up. So when it comes down to the discussion of game play types and the elements of games I am a little on the confused. But from trying to understand the post of this week 10 weekly break down for what was done in […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Gaming Narrative !

    Here is the gaming narrative I worked on.  Last week in my weekly Egypt mentioned how wwe posted questions to the student in the egypt class, working ontheir gaming idea project.  We asked questions and hped to get a response.  Due to the students being on their spring break, I did not get the opportunity to get the questions answered, but in this “podcast” type of narrative I explained why I chose this game idea to look at, and how I […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Upon Reflection, Part Three: Creating a Virtual Gallery of Digital Art

As I write this, a week after launching the Alchemy Lab of Digital Objects, I am looking at stats for the immersive space. The space has been visited nearly 300 times and objects within the lab itself have been “clicks/viewed” nearly 700 times. Not everything worth writing about is data-driven, but at least, the numbers show us that people are giving the Lab a look, which is satisfying. The other day, I posted the first of a series of reflections […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Gaming the System

*Much less fun than it sounds~ Painting the Town Red This week, we talked about redlining–basically denying services either directly or indirectly to residents in certain areas of a city or town based upon the ethnic makeup of the residents. More specifically, we talked about the idea of digital redlining and how online algorithms can play a part in the contemporary implementation of redlining practices. In order to learn more about digital redlining and how it works, we watched a […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Redlining and Audio Making pt 2;Week 11 Blog

For this week, the class of Netnarr seemed more complete then last class. The in class assignment was very tricky especially for the undergrad. In my experience, I was completely lost in what to do and how to do it. I am very grateful towards the grad students for stepping out of their way like always and helping us out.  We started the class of by watching video in redlining which is refusing loan or  insurance to someone in a […]

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