Data Ownership

After reading John Cheney-Lippold‘s We Are Data, it stood out to me the true importance of taking ownership over our data. This is something that Jer Thorp mentioned in his recent talk at Wheaton, “The Meaning Behind Data: Making Data More Human”, and something that I can’t seem to stop thinking about. Everything we do online, […]

Identity Crisis

  Within the 21st century, technologies have been fused permanently within our daily lives, making it near impossible to imagine a day without simple interaction. Most people use the internet to browse and buy, use their smartphones for maps and games, and within film, we immerse our minds into the story of the screen. When […]

Quantifying Gender

As some of you may know, I am an Introduction to Anthropology Teacher’s Assistant. It just so happens that in this week’s lab we had our discussion on gender, so following that mindset this topic stood out to me throughout reading the first half of We Are Data by John Cheney-Lippold. It is still a long standing […]

The Digital Me

Society is made of of information that people have bestowed upon one another. With technology on the rise, information but anything and almost everything is all digital and developed as data. “We live in a world of ubiquitous networked communication, a world where the technologies that constitute the Internet are so woven into the fabrics […]

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, […]

Will History Repeat Itself?

Humans have been curious creatures throughout the beginning of time. For it is almost as if we have an unspoken duty to discover more about everything as much as we possibly can. Now don’t get me wrong there are things in life I rather not known about, but whether I choose to discover it myself, […]