Author Archives: Scott Alexander

Major Project – Social Media

What is Social Media? Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein (2010) define social media as a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. … Continue reading

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Rip, Mix, Feed: Xtranormal

I was helping a colleague of mine create a story of the Declaration of Independence; George Washington and Thomas Jefferson discuss some issues about why the Americas succeeded from Britain. ┬áHe wanted me to show him how to create stories … Continue reading

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Print to Audio/Audio-Visual (pre-digital)

The advent of the audio-visual technology system (AVTS) was introduced into a predominantly print society near the turn of the 20th century and had a profound historical, social and educational impact on the way we communicated. Bolter (2001, pp. 23-26) … Continue reading

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Ong’s Chapter 4 – Writing restructures consciousness

Do people who originate and develop in a solely oral culture ever reach the quality of thought that is achieved by those who originate and develop with writing in a literate culture? Walter J Ong, in his book Orality and … Continue reading

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The Power of Text

I had a hard time coming up with something for this topic. Obviously, the meaning of text is easy to look up and gather a definition but I was searching for something that was stronger than just a definition. I … Continue reading

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What is Technology?

I came across this video that I thought was very useful in helping me breaking down the definition of technology. The area of the video that really pertains to this course is the section between 1:25 and 4:10 as it … Continue reading

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Scott’s Intro

I choose this photo because it reflects my sense of humor. I think the sign does a marvelous job at getting the correct point across whilst adding humor to the message; I’m a believer of trying to instill humor into … Continue reading

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