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BP 11 and Final Culture Jams

Cabaret Academy Q: Does an idea become electorate once the perception of the preceding paradigm is altered, reimagined, or transformed in the eyes of another? Q: Does electracy emerge from the addition of emotional value (sentiment and nostalgia) to the … Continue reading

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Ulmer’s Short List #1

1. Is electracy an apparatus meant to challenge self-actualization and return society to a collective/community form, similar to when orality was the main form of communication? (Sandy Fougeres) I think this question is significant because Ulmer’s idea is about pushing … Continue reading

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Culture Jamming– BP 10

The Visceral Turn Q: 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? Q: Also, is mass entertainment … Continue reading

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Culture Jam Initial Research

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Creative Detournement is an approach to transform and alter art by distorting them in a creative manner where an underlying message is conveyed. Culture Jamming disrupts media culture by protesting consumer culture with the subversion of consumer media as a … Continue reading

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BP 9

Heuretics: Ulmer states, “When anomalies accumulate to the point of putting the paradigm in question, revolutionary science emerges in original hypotheses formulated by certain creative individuals. Gerald Holton (1973), historian of science, studies such creative figures to understand the ability … Continue reading

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BP 8

Question for Ulmer: Would you think of electracy as a paradigm shift? Ulmer states, “Socrates is a syncretic figure, partly oral, partly literate, the first person to experience Self.” I am a firm believer in Kuhn’s concept of paradigm shifts. … Continue reading

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BP 7: Netflix, Automation, and Entertainment Surveillance

Have you ever logged onto someone else’s Netflix profile and found options you would have never seen on your average Netflix profile? You’ve become so used to the automated possibilities that it becomes odd to see someone else’s “personal” algorithm … Continue reading

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BP 6

Nicholas Carr Literally With the discovery of neural plasticity, we can now understand how the brain evolves and repurposes neural pathways and gray matter in the brain’s most utilized areas. Like Kuhn’s concept of the Paradigm Shift, neurologists believed that … Continue reading

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BP 4 & 5

Sound, language, and technology share a symbiotic relationship. These concepts work synchronously to hold the power of the message. To support my claim, I want to illustrate the power of the message through the frames of the deep-rooted history of … Continue reading

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Exploratory Project

I enjoyed working on this project much more than I expected. There were times when I struggled to articulate my ideas and thoughts, but I think I was able to manage them in the end. I look forward to expanding … Continue reading

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BP #3

Trask, Rath, and Gee’s articles both connect to orality. — a form of communication and language often associated with the “primitive.” Trask’s article depicts the lost history of Native Hawaiians, which was lost in context after being falsely rewritten by … Continue reading

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Tech-Lit Narrative

I sat in front of the screen of my laptop, staring at the blank, white page of Microsoft word. Where do I start? I was stumped. I had no idea where to start. I took my favorite pen and favorite … Continue reading

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BP #2

Literally: McLuhan’s, The Message is the Medium explains to the reader that the Medium influences how a message is perceived. McLuhan talks about the rise of technology through history and tells the reader that although automation has eliminated jobs., it … Continue reading

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BP #1

James Paul Gee, Orality and Literacy: From The Savage Mind to Ways With Words is an overview of orality. Gee mentions different dichotomies in his article, such as primitive vs. modern. A passage that particularly piqued my interest in this … Continue reading

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Warm Up Blog Post

Hello, my name is Naila. I was born and raised in the United States. However, my ethnicity is half Guyanese and half Pakistani. I have lived in Queens, NY, for most of my life, but my family moved to Virginia … Continue reading

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