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Final Paper- A letter to the Professor

The final paper, in form of a letter to Professor Leston, 1710_Final Course Reflection_spezzolanti

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The GMO Project

The GMO Project_ENG 1710_Fall2015 For more information on our project visit our site here.

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Response #14

Duncombe’s point about Grand Theft Auto and our inner deviant is a relatively valid one. The game is one we could learn from, not so much for its actions or “missions” but because it allows you to reprise a roll … Continue reading

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Response #13

Answer this question: Given what you鈥檝e read from Duncombe, what specific suggestion do you have that will help us work on our final tactical media projects? Explain your answer and idea with as much clarity as possible. While I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Detournement Project

For my final version of the project I stuck with my war on women’s rights theme. I did some more research and went back to my papers for inspiration. After using PicMonkey I was able to add some character into … Continue reading

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Detournement Project Draft

For my detournement I chose the issue of Women’s rights and the Government watching Americans at highly invasive levels. For this picture I used silhouettes because there is not one face one person to identify. Women all over the united … Continue reading

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Response #12

Dominguez- Electronic Disturbance聽 Dominguez had severa strategies for civil disobedience, many being electronic. The one to me that was the most organized with the least resources was phone jamming. They would call every hour on the hour to a company … Continue reading

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Response #11

Dominguez Dominguez grew up in Nevada, having grown up hearing the alarms from he nuclear test site and watching afternoon matinees about people suffering from radiation his quest for political knowledge grew. Originally he was only fixated on nuclear testing, … Continue reading

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Response #10- Culture jamming

This piece is by artist Robbie Conal who’s mentioned in the Dery piece. The link to his website is in the pictures caption. 聽Conal is guerrilla poster artist who’s known for his warped portrayal of political figures or policy. This … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt

Writing prompt:聽 Think about the way that you detourned your slogans last class. Can acts of activism be fun? Absolutely, they’re a way to get creative and be unique while serving a greater purpose. Acts of activism reflect things we’re … Continue reading

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Response #9- Phenomenon of BS jobs

  David Graeber’s piece on the abundance of BS jobs puts forth the idea that half of the jobs we do don’t matter. The idea he proposes on the second page of the text ” The ruling class has figured … Continue reading

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Response #8

1. Anti Homeless Spikes “You were聽allowed to take your poverty on tour. But engineering work put a stop to that.” This quote pretty much sums up the article for me basically saying it used to be okay to be homeless … Continue reading

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Response # 7 (edited)

Why can’t Johnny dissent? Dissent: to publicly disagree with an official opinion, decision, or set of beliefs (as defined by Merriam-Webster) “Now the realization the聽nothing threatens the system has freed advertising o exploit even the most marginal elements of society” … Continue reading

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Response #6- Exploratory Paper, Draft

Samantha Pezzolanti_Exploratory notes So far research on my topics have been going well. I’ve used mainly the data bases like Gale and EBSCO to gather reputable information however I have consulted and looked through a bunch of online articles and … Continue reading

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Response #5- Mumford & Castells

Castells- Occupy Wall Street Literally This reading covers the birth and progression of the occupy wall street movement. It notes several key factors in the formation and evolution of the movement as well as the fundamentals that allowed it to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday no longer “owned”

Hey guys, I found this article (just baiting me to click it) pretty Interesting. It relates to “The Corporation” documentary we’re watching in class. If you remember in the documentary it states that “happy birthday” was owned and collected money … Continue reading

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Response#4

Firstly let me say i had to define resonance to really be able to connect these pieces. Resonance is defined as : the quality of a sound that stays loud, clear, and deep for a long time. Or : a … Continue reading

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Response #3

Postman identifies Henry Ford’s emergence as the shift to technopoly. Noting that technopoly did away with the co existence of two thought worlds tradition vs. technology that had lived in technocracy. With technopoly the focus was on efficiency and making … Continue reading

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Response #2

1. Quote the passage and make sure to cite the page number. Page #25 “Tool-Using Cultures, then, may have many tools or few,may be enthusiastic about tools or contemptuous. The name “tool-using culture” derives from the relationship in a given … Continue reading

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