Cultural Homogeneity

Tim Wu, in The Master Switch, explains that “the age of ‘mass media’ upended by cable television was … a period of unprecedented cultural homogeneity” (214). This quote drove me to want to look at how cultural homogeneity may still exist in the present day. I cannot argue against Wu when he explains that, “since the 1980s, […]

An Outsider’s Perspective

As a double major in Anthropology and Film and New Media, Tim Wu‘s discussion of the outsider inventor was the point that stood out to me most in The Master Switch. So what does an outsider’s perspective bring to the table of invention? Wu explains the outsiders perspective as having “innovative distance”, “the importance of […]

There Isn’t One Right Answer to a Question

Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity” discusses something that I have found true for years, schools are systemized in a way that caters to only a certain type of student. This topic has interested me so much actually that my senior thesis for my Anthropology degree had a focus on how after school […]

Specialist vs. Generalist

I have always considered myself a well rounded person. It is actually something that I have prided myself on. Being involved in the art club but also varsity sports in high school, and now being an undergraduate double major in Film and New Media and Anthropology. I like to think that there is a wide […]

From the Famous to the Unknown

Growing up I can remember the day my mom’s best friend Shannon was accepted to be a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. We were all almost as excited as the time she got the part as an extra in 27 Dresses, the scene she’s in shown below. But even though she is part of […]

News as it happens

The Gulf War began a new type of war journalism. CNN were not only the first 24-hour news channel, but also had 24-hour war journalists. This changed journalism, and started an ever increasing expectation to get news as it happens. This not only reached the American audience, but CNN’s coverage of the war was sent […]

Podcasts to Blow Your Mind

This summer I had a 45-minute drive to my internship every morning. For the first couple of weeks I just listened to my normal playlists on the way in, but I quickly realized that this was getting boring. I decided I might as well jump on the podcast train. I don’t know how Stuff to […]