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Monthly Archives: December 2018
Traditional fairy tales get passed down from generation to generation and for the most part each generations tales are extremely similar. This traditional Thursday I chose a “twisted” fairy tale that features a brand new spin on a not so new tale. Goldilocks and Just One Bear gives those of us familiar with the original […] Continue reading
Given the disparaging quality of the news, it is good to have positive literature around for kids. This book tells the story of someone who came from less than optimal circumstance and ended up as one of the country’s most influential leaders. This someone is Elizabeth Warren. The book tells us about her childhood and […] Continue reading
Coming into this project, I knew I wanted to create something that blended what I had learned as a New Media student and my passion as an English major. Of course, the two already went very well together, as this class was an English elective that focused heavily on narrative and rhetoric as much as … Continue reading “Patchwork Odysseus: Reimagining Frankenstein as a Hyperlink Epic Poem” Continue reading
Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe was the 2017 Caldecott Medal Winner. This story is one of the most visually stunning as well as most powerful that is available for young readers in libraries and book stores across the nation. This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of one of the art industries most […] Continue reading
I read “Hello Lighthouse” by Sophie Blackall. This book is a heartwarming and beautiful story about a lighthouse keeper’s life tending to the lighthouse that he lived in. With frequent repetition of the phrase, “Hello! Hello! Hello! Hello, Lighthouse!” and the text about the family that makes a home in this lighthouse this story is […] Continue reading
“The screen is just too small”, “Control systems are poor”, and “There is little to none quality control” – these comments are what we normally hear from gamer with respect to mobile game. However, there is a fact none of us can deny: we have all played mobile games, whether frequently or not. People choose … Continue reading “The Growth of Mobile Gaming” Continue reading
Almost everyone agrees that safety and privacy are two things that people have the fundamental right to enjoy. Rarely do we hear an argument deliberately stating that either of these concepts should be intentionally disregarded. In a perfect world, everyone could feel protected from physical harm as well as from privacy invasion. Unfortunately, however, we […] Continue reading
The debate between privacy and surveillance has been thoroughly explored over the course of this semester. I would like to point out some points I believe haven’t received due importance. In Citizenfour, it was revealed that the US government withheld information regarding the several programs which involved spying on its people, actively invading their privacy. This blatant […] Continue reading
When we talk about the battle between security and privacy, most of the discussion from both sides has to do with one of two topics: the effectiveness of electronic mass surveillance in deterring and stopping crime, or the effect that surveillance has on individual freedoms e.g. freedom of speech/expression. These are the most important questions […] Continue reading
In the debate tomorrow, I will be judging the strength of each team’s arguments based on several criteria. First and foremost is the clarity of arguments. Teams will be judged primarily on not only the merit of their arguments but whether they can express their viewpoints clearly. Even if a presented argument is powerful, if […] Continue reading