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Reflective Paper

Reflective Paper

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Response 14

In Chapter 3 of Stephen Duncombe’s book, he discusses how the game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) can help us realize ways to change our ways of thinking and world. Games like GTA are open world experiences that allow us to … Continue reading

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Response 13

Based on the reading from聽Stephen Duncombe, for our tactical media project, we should focus on a specific group or person that relates to the issue we choose. As Duncombe pointed out, people react more to a simple narrative as opposed … Continue reading

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Creative Detournement

America’s Finest Police brutality has been a topic in the news as of late and聽that was what sort of called me into making this one. This one was rather simple to make, all I added was the text at the … Continue reading

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Detournements

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Response 12

Electronic Disturbance In the ‘Electronic Disturbance” piece, Ricardo Dominguez brings up the strategy of phone zapping. This was done in order to combat a large food conglomerate called Publix which had stopped selling condoms during the AIDS epidemic. A group … Continue reading

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Response 10 & 11

“Electronic Disturbance” Ricardo Dominguez talks about how he grew in Las Vegas, near the nuclear testing site, which when combined with things he read and saw on TV, brought up his political consciousness.. After the AIDS epidemic and doing some … Continue reading

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In Class Blog

Part 1: Acts of activism can definitely be fun, especially when you are doing something that you are passionate about. 聽Look at the people from Claremont Road, who went to live on the streets and held street parties, lived their … Continue reading

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Response 9

John Jordan details the events of Reclaim the Streets and I found it to be quite interesting. How it began with Claremont Road and after it was lost, continued with street parties on major roads in London. With Claremont Road, … Continue reading

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Issue Paper

Issue Paper

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Response 8

“We curse the destitute for urinating in public spaces with no thought about how far the nearest free public toilet might be. We blame them for their poor hygiene without questioning the lack of public facilities for washing.” This quote … Continue reading

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Response 7

The article “Why Johnny Can’t Dissent” delves into the issue of rebellion and how it correlates to corporations. The counterculture or he idea of rebellion and “going against the man” have been around of years. The people who do it … Continue reading

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Exploratory Paper

The process I went through mainly consisted of doing picking a topic and doing the research for each of them. Once note taking was done, I moved on to discussing the topics. My topics were about capital punishment, stigma in … Continue reading

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Exploratory Draft

So far, I have been able to find sources for my topics and have a general idea of what the paper will consist of. The draft basically introduces each topic and what I’ll be discussing throughout. I’ll be doing some … Continue reading

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Response 5

Castells– Occupy Wall Street was born digital. The cry of outrage and the call to occupy came from various blogs, and was posted on Facebook and spread by Twitter….In a telling comment, Ezra Klein wrote in The Washington Post: “It’s … Continue reading

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Response 4

In Mcluhan’s “Reversal of the Overheated Medium,” he brings up a point of how commodities are assuming the role of information, which is what Postman says about TV in “Media as聽Epistemology.” Television is how people are beginning to get most … Continue reading

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Tech-Lit Narrative

Lit-Tech Narrative

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Response 3

From what Postman described, a Technopoly is the point we reached where machinery and technology has become more valuable and efficient than a human can be. It’s where we disregard the effects any future inventions may have, as long as … Continue reading

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Response 2

1- “But the refinements of the telescope made their knowledge so precise that there followed a collapse, if one may say it this way, of the moral center of gravity in the West. That moral center had allowed people to … Continue reading

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Response 1

Hello, my name is George Gordon. I’m currently in the Professional and Technical Writing major which is why I am taking this class. I’m hoping to learn better writing skills and broaden my knowledge of writing as a whole. Upon … Continue reading

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