Networked Media – Final

For my final, I decided to build an Adafruit wishlist collation system for ITP. A lot of us at ITP require electronic components and modules, and the usual go-to place is for us is Adafruit. The unfortunate part is that Adafruit, despite being in New York, charges for shipping, unless the order amount is greater […]

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Networked Media – Week 11

This week we watched the following videos for our discussion: Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkle Program or be programmed by Douglas Rushkoff We are all cyborgs now by Amber Case   All three talks discuss the implications of technology that enables global peer to peer communication. Sherry Turkle, in her talk, explains her concern […]

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Networked Media – Week 8 Readings

Last week I read this article https://www.wired.com/2004/10/tail/ titled The Long Tail. Here’s a summary of my thoughts. In one of my previous gigs, working as a creative technologist in advertising, we found ourselves building experiences and apps for the Chinese market. Nowhere else have I witnessed apps reaching the 6-digit user mark so quickly. Reading this article […]

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Networked Media – Week 7 Readings

This week’s reading was Philip Agre – Beyond the Mirror World.   A few paragraphs in, I got reminded of the system Singapore has in place on all registered vehicles which was implemented in 1998 (similar timeframe to the RFP mentioned in the paper). The government’s stated goal  there was to reduce and manage traffic congestion (and […]

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Networked Media – Week 5 Readings

The past week, I read the following two pieces. Gilles Deleuze, “Postscript on Control Societies,” Negotiations (1992) https://libcom.org/library/postscript-on-the-societies-of-control-gilles-deleuze Heidegger, “The Question Concerning Technology” http://www.psyp.org/question_concerning_technology.pdf I intend to structure this post such that it records sections that caught my attention, and my thoughts on those quotes.   Postscript on Control Societies The administrations in charge never cease […]

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Networked Media – week 3

The assignment was to add css to the page we created last week. I managed to add css, but did not make the page live as I needed to add some AJAX to make it interactively pull data from the server. I did use bootstrap and revised its usage. These were the readings for this week: […]

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Networked Media – McLuhan’s Medium is the Massage

Homework from last week. I’m presenting this week, and my slides are available here. I will add my notes from the presentation to this post soon.  Slides

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Reading: As We May Think

Before the post, here’s the link to my experiments from the past week. This post is in response to the article “As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush. I treat this post as immediate mental responses and thoughts that I had as I read the article.   “The investigator is staggered by the findings and conclusions of […]

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