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BP 11 and Final Culture Jams

Cabaret Academy: How does our exploration into flesh relate with electracy? Why: “by exploiting the little sensation” and “the feeling of being alive”, flesh is connected to electracy. When Ulmer talks about this, he mentions a story of a memory … Continue reading

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Ulmer Short List #1

“Is corporate capitalism in the emerging era of electracy steering us towards a “paradigmatic abjection,” preventing us from shifting to a change of world order through the entire shift of electracy?” Naila Electracy seems to have a lot of negativity … Continue reading

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Culture Jamming–BP 10

ULMER: Visceral question- How can we shift away from a negative dimension of electracy and into a better society? Why- because Ulmer writes about identity dimension of electracy and later talks about the manipulation of media. All of these derives … Continue reading

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BP 9

Hueretics Question: What are the three faculties or virtues within electracy, and can we adapt from these current virtues? Why: Because Ulmer talks about Plato’s three virtues and faculties of literacy.   Theopraxesis Question: If we move away from attraction … Continue reading

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Culture Jam Initial Research

Creative Detournement: “Involves appropriating familiar images from the mass media or ubiquitous political slogans, and using them in ways that subvert their original message and expose their embedded ideology.” (Bilyeu et al, 2022) (Page, 2016) Culture jamming: “A grass-roots campaigning … Continue reading

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BP 8

Ulmer Question: Do you see electracy being significantly instituted into early childhood education? Why: Because technology is too integrated into our lives especially with kids growing up with it soon as they are born. With no drastic changes in elementary … Continue reading

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Exploratory Presentation

Aftermath of Video After my exploratory project, I decided to focus on video because it was something that I personally use everyday. I hope everyone gains some insight to video as I did.

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BP 7

The picture is a speeding camera that takes users information and sends it into an information system. The picture is connected to the article because as Greg Elmer explains we live in a prison society that surveils using its power … Continue reading

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BP 6

Nicholas Carr: “Our ways of thinking, perceiving, and acting, we now know, are not entirely determined by our genes. Nor are they entirely determined by our childhood experiences. We change them through the way we live-and, as Nietzsche sensed, through … Continue reading

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BP 4 and BP 5

Sound has always been linked to our upbringing. It helps us physically communicate with each other. Language is another more direct form of clear communication. The last communication I will introduce is technology. By using technology, we can connect with … Continue reading

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Exploratory Project

This exploratory project was challenging and time consuming when I started. I couldn’t decide what was an important technology to me. I decided to pick video because that’s what I want to do in the future. For the other 2 … Continue reading

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BP #3

Knowledge is history and if you don’t have any evidence to back up your argument, you don’t have a voice. Trask, Rath and Gee show us that knowledge can be manipulated. As a society grows it takes shape by the … Continue reading

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Tech-Lit Narrative

I took a long time writing about my early childhood struggle but it was still clear in my head. I was searching for what to do in life with so many obstacles in my way. To reach the best of … Continue reading

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BP 2

“The American stake in literacy as a technology or uniformity applied to every level of education, government, industry, and social life is totally threatened by the electric technology. The threat of Stalin or Hitler was external. The electric technology is … Continue reading

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BP #1

Khaled Akam Society is given at two faces of a whole, showing as at view point that writers are important to our upbringings but the second is hiding the construction of thought one could give in literacy. James Paul Gee … Continue reading

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Warm Up Blog – Khaled Akam

1. My name is Khaled Akam and my parents were born and migrated from Yemen at an early age. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and went to school in the area up until college, which was at Hunter … Continue reading

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