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Kean University 2019, The Network

[ten-year-old voice] sNOW DAY

[aka How Many Girl Group Songs Can Masooch Link In One Post.] Oh whaaaaaat we had a week off from class, wowie. As such, this’ll be a short post, where I’ll just be recapping the DDAs I did, plus other comments and such, yadda yadda yadda. Let’s jump right in. … … … … Hello, it’s over 18 hours later, during which I had a whole adventure and went to a whole concert and nearly missed a train and crashed […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Diving in the Deep End of Digital Alchemy: Studio Visit

"We shape the representation of self, but our behaviors become packaged representations that are for sale tactics." -Studio Visit 2/12/2019 I am pleased to announce that I had my first Studio Visit last Tuesday! I don't like being on camera or other people seeing me on camera unless it's my family and friends. (So this was … Continue reading Diving in the Deep End of Digital Alchemy: Studio Visit →

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Privacy Is A Privilege?

“We are paying for everything right now. The currency we’re trading is data.” ~ Anne-Marie Scott So, this week the polar vortex finally descended upon us and swallowed us whole in a show of might that only emphasized how insignificant we are– Actually, class just got snowed out cause global warming is a thing and it’s screwing with the weather. What are you gonna do??? Pass Ocasi0-Cortez’s Green Deal??? Anyway, despite this week’s unfortunate weather, some of us were still able […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Which One of These People Twisted the “Truth”?

I’d say… definitely number 6! Man, what a week. That was possibly the best class we’ve had so far; the extensive lecture and the in-depth discussion that followed. Wait… we did not have a class this week. Oh, that’s right. The class was canceled due to extreme weather. I’m 100% certain that I’m the only one who has ever made this “original” joke. That’s the “truth”. It seems like we have actually missed out on an interesting topic, which was […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

A Platform that Causes Polarizing Opinions and Exposure to Personal Info Theft -What is Social Media?

Correct! I can’t possibly be the only one who was disappointed that we did not get to play jeopardy in the class, right? Surely, someone else has to mention that title in their blog as well. Then again, I’m not so sure if I need to play a game that reminds me of not being an intellectual… Anyways… In my last blog post, I’ve briefly talked about the ongoing “living in the darkness” concept and how it was not something […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

hello from the dystopian present

Alright. Remember last week when I said that I’d get everything together for this week? Haaaa oops. Also ha ha ha don’t you just Love when you fall asleep writing a post and wake up past its deadline? Haaaa yeah. So! We’ll kinda breeze through what we gotta do this week. This chickadee wants to snooze. DDK & DNT The first two activities that we have to do for this week are very Me-centered. The Data Detox Kit wants you […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

In the Algorithm We Trust (But Should We????)

Welcome back to hell~ This week, we dove deeper into the darkness of the web and the practices of those who use the web as a tool for mass surveillance. Topics in this week’s discussion include 1) data tracking, 2) digital redlining, and 3) surveillance capitalism. Light stuff, I know. Anyway, I suggest you grab a drink of your choice and strap in for my *hot take* on some of these issues~ Data Tracking, Digital Redlining, & Surveillance Capitalism Oh My! […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

I Actually Really Do Feel like Someone is Always Watching Me…👀

  I'm not sure how many people remember this Geico commercial where the stack of money was always looking at someone, and then the music would start to play. "I always feel like somebody's watching meeeeeeee and I have no privacy. Woah Oh Oh." I would use to laugh every time I saw this commercial because … Continue reading I Actually Really Do Feel like Someone is Always Watching Me… →

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Kean University 2019, The Network

big & little windows

I’m… just gonna apologize right out the door. Though, confusedly, a bit. I hadn’t realized that the blog posts for our class are due Sunday night, not Monday night. I’ll get my act together in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully. Maybe. No, not maybe. I’ll do it. Okay, so. Gonna hit a few things tonight. And by a few I mean I’m planning on hitting two, and we’ll see where it goes from there. Three. After writing the first part, I’m realizing I […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Descending into Darkness…

So…. this past week was a bit of a mess. I experienced some major and hella expensive car issues that made me wish for a self-driving car for the first time ever despite their numerous, reported issues. Anyway, enough about my ever-growing list of issues. Let’s dive into the Internet’s f*ckery~ The Dark Substance of the Internet This week, discussion started off light enough with an introductory reading on alchemy and the creation and nature of this ancient magic’s digital form. This reading was also […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

This Post Goes Out to My FBI Agent (Thanks for Always Being There)~

How my FBI agent probably looks most of the time~ I’ve missed you over the shutdown T_T Anyway…. I’m back and better than ever. Hope you haven’t missed me too much I’ll try to make up for lost time and get right into the snarky commentary~ Big Brother is Watching You “How do we know who, what to trust online anymore?…What keeps you up at night or worried about your own internet activity?” I see we’re starting off light this semester. Anyway, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Time to Say Goodbye

me.Well netnarr, it's been a really fun semester. I've been so excited to relive the Digital Alchemy and Networked Narratives experience with a new group of students, and I cannot believe that May has come so quickly. It's been simultaneously a very long and a very short semester-- although I can look back and remember the first week, it also feels as if January were years ago. We've experienced a lot this semester and played with a variety of digital […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Time to Say Goodbye

me.Well netnarr, it's been a really fun semester. I've been so excited to relive the Digital Alchemy and Networked Narratives experience with a new group of students, and I cannot believe that May has come so quickly. It's been simultaneously a very long and a very short semester-- although I can look back and remember the first week, it also feels as if January were years ago. We've experienced a lot this semester and played with a variety of digital […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

turning back time

Reflecting on this year’s #Netnarr class, I realized that our journey was very different than last year’s in a number of ways. Even though we participated in connected learning, used most of the same tools, and even revisited familiar faces in our studio visits, they were two separate experiences. If I had to describe last year’s class, it would be more “creative”— and by creative, I mean there were more chances for imagination, interpretation, and remix. We had opportunities to […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

And It’s a Wrap!

The end of the semester has finally arrived and it has been a long but insightful ride. This class was initially an elective that I took just because it was one of the only classes available. I was a little skeptical about it at first but I am so glad that I stuck it out the whole semester. I learned so many things and became much more tech savvy then I would have been had I not taken this class. […]

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