The 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival at Citytech was a night of celebration, bringing recognition to both students and professors. In addition to selected readings, well known special guest Cornelius Eady read poetry and performed with his band called “Rough … Continue reading
Internet has rapidly growth, it is progressively changing the way we work, lifestyle, entertainment and communicative way. We can communicate with each other, chat with friends on the Internet; buy things on the Internet, listening to music and watching movies. There also possible office or at home through the Internet. More importantly, Internet is a huge, endless treasure trove of information, including the resources to anyone’s needs, it can be said to be “inexhaustible”, while the Internet can offer far more than that. It is no exaggeration to say that, even into the Internet connectivity is equivalent to the entire world!
Network is just like a double-edged sword, which means have two sides. One of the sides is beautiful thing, the other side must have bad thing. What I want to say the bad technology is such as network video games. Especially for the young Students are easily addicted to online video games. Once they get addicted, they will have a strong desirable for more and psychological dependence on the games. They will think about their games all the time, because the game is just like the drug. Moreover, Students will show up emotional irritability, depression and other symptoms if they cannot play game. Teenage indulged in playing online video games have a lot of risks which like the vision and nerve damage, decreased flexibility of the brain and affecting academic performance, or even criminal behavior. In addition, some unscrupulous websites, filled with violence, pornography and other undesirable information….
We should correctly understand the two sides of the network; use the advantages, to avoid the short, and enjoy the fun and the health from the network.
The fastest growing innovation of recent years is the social media; it spreads like bushfire in the summer. The power of social media shouldn’t be underestimated taking into consideration recent developments around the world, the social media serves as major instrument in galvanizing and spreading information to members of the public. Most people today use the social media to accomplish one or more things such as communication, self promotion or marketing, entertainment and socialization. Antagonists might focus greatly on the negative aspect of the social media ignoring the uncountable benefits enjoyed globally in a diverse world that we live; social media has become a single unifier that bridges the gap between religion, race, ethnic and cultural difference among the people. Instead of giving more attention to social media pitfalls, it’s worthy to reflect on it influence to transform society for the better.
Through technological advancement, news and relevant information is made easily accessible to users and the public via social media platforms which has resulted in the revelation of many hidden information. A typical example is the recent ban on Tweeter in Turkey, according to The New York Times Ceylan Yeginsu “The Turkish government unblocked Twitter on Thursday April 3rd 2014, a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the two-week ban on the social media site violated freedom of expression.” This comes as a result of a circulation of leaked recordings implicating the President and his members of corruption allegations.
The social media serves as a forum for support and safety during crisis. There have been several disasters where the only available means of communication is through the social media. Government agencies, relief organizations and victims disseminate information via the social media to affected individuals or communities. For example during super storm Sandy that resulted in blackout, most people uses Facebook and whatsapp to assure their family members of their safety. Also during the Japan Fukushima disaster, Tweitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube and Skype plays vital role in responding to the people caught up in that disaster and others wanting to help shares dramatic, unfiltered audio and text reports before government or other traditional media can do so.
The social media has become a valuable source for background check. Many employers search their employees through Facebook and Linkedin to obtain vital information on their personality, the type of friends they hang out with as the saying goes “show your friend, I will tell who you are.” This concept has helped many to tailor their behavior and present themselves in a more appropriate way. It also helps security agencies to track criminals or gang related crimes on social media networks.
Social media serves as an eye opener and a form of political influence. Recently, a wave of violence erupted in the Middle East leading to regime changes in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. The major platform of information dissemination was Facebook and Tweeter, with such powerful tool that bring people of every sector together gives a true voice to the voiceless and forces governments to listen to their populace.
There is no doubt that society has been transformed in better ways through social media by information dissemination, support during crisis, source for background check and given voice to the voiceless in order to influence political change.
As we all know in every relationship weather is romantic,friendly,or parent child relationship the main key of any relationship is Trust with out it then the relationship will not work.like the saying does “there is no love without trust”. trust seam to be something that people are lacking now a days. some people still don’t really know what is really mean to be trusted.they tend to not cherish it because it’s given to them freely and they tend to take it for granted.When trust has been damaged it can spell doom for a relationship and it can be very hard, if not impossible, to earn back.for us teen we don’t really value trust because we don;t know what is really means.if a trust is broken some times it can be easily fix but some time it can’t never be regain it all depend on how badly it has been broke and how the person feel about the damage that has been made already..
i choose the topic trust because i want to tell people what is trust and how important it is for people to have and to know how to cherish it and not to ply with it.i want to focus on the main question that i will be talking about .ex:what is trust ?how does one gain trust? if they lost the trust they once have cane it be regain and so on.these are the questions i want to focus on the most.
For my research project i would like to discuss the good and bad of technologies, such as the pros and cons of technological use in devices in everyday life. This topic intrest me because not only is it a simple concept that people should be concerned about daily but its something that has been around for a while now and has been discussed in the news on tv, on the newspaper and its brought up in many health discussions. Fod my project ill use sources such as newspapers,articles we used in class, articles outside of class and maybe some video clips. Im going to narrow down my topic to “is technological use everyday bad for our health?”
In my research project i hope to answer my main question which is whether technology in everyday use is bad for our health, id like to discuss the ideas of what are the pros and cons to give specific examples and proof. id like to learn what are some bad and good things technology has brought to us today and what use it is good for and what harm does it cause us. My proposal is argumentive, im giving the argument of the pros and cons to show the idea and thoughts of both sides, i think giving examples from both sides would be a good idea to just be able to show the class and explain a more clear argument and final conclusion. I think this would be a good topic for my project because we’ve discussed in class a couple times and i think it would be a good idea to reinforce it even more. There discussions such as how using tehcnology can keep you away from sleeping, get you depressed, or even give you sickness like passing colds or germs and bacteria! So this could be a bad idea on why using technological devices is no good or having the opportunity of carrying everything you need in one simple smartphone can be a good thing about having a device. But what i want to know is which one overcomes which? Which one is stronger and bigger in demand? There are so many commercials with new smartphones coming out that include much more then what some phones have now. Theres certain things like propaganda that intrigue humans to want to have these devices for everyday use and For an easier life style.
Having studied and created art for many years, I am interested in the direction Fine Art is taking. There are many opinions on this subject, and surely there is an argument to be focused on. Technology has affected the way people produce art as well as how they express themselves. Some would say that the interpretation of art has changed with technology. Certainly, it has made all art more accessible.
My intention is to spend time online, search through current Art Magazines and make a trip to the Museum Of Modern Art. Although limiting myself to writing about paintings and drawings would be ideal, it may not be possible.
I think I will have to see where the information takes me. If I could include my personal opinion, I would love it. Reviewing an art show and writing about the look of the art and materials involved would be interesting. Since I was trained as an Illustrator and Fine Artist, navigating that world may be possible. At the time I studied, there were no computers used in any classes. Now there are Degrees of all kinds in well respected art schools with Technological Art Majors.
I plan on highlighting how this movement in art has enabled people to get involved on different levels, people who may not have the academic talent once thought necessary for success. What does this mean and how do serious experts measure these works? Are theses artists taken seriously and are they considered Masters?
I am sure there is plenty to write about but deciding what to focus on is going to be
As we discussed in class, there are two exciting events happening this week. I’ll be at both of them, and I hope to see many of you there!
I strongly encourage you to attend either (or both!) of these events, & to blog on our OpenLab site about them (you will get extra credit for your participation/response!):
1. Wednesday, 4/9, 11:30am-12:45pm, Namm 119, Literature Roundtable
The Spring 2014 Literature Roundtable is on Lynn Nottage’s play, Intimate Apparel. This event (sponsored by the English Department in conjunction with the African American Studies Department) includes student performers from AFR 1321: Black Theater, ENG 1121: English Composition II, and a conversation and discussion on Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel with Professor Jeannine Foster-McKelvia (African American Studies Adjunct Instructor) and Dr. Marta Effinger-Crichlow (Chair of African American Studies).
If you attend the event and blog in response (W 4/16), you will receive extra credit (it will replace a missing blog if you missed some blogs, and it will count as extra credit if already you did all of your blogs).
You can also read the play (it is short) for free, as an eBook, though the City Tech Library Website. If you read the play and blog in response, you can earn additional extra credit.
2. Thursday, 4/10, 5:30-7:30pm, 240 Jay Street (Midway Auditorium), Literary Arts Festival
This year is the 33rd annual Literary Arts Festival, and will feature guest speaker Cornelius Eady. The Festival is a long standing tradition that celebrates student writing and features a special guest author, along with student performances. This is an event to see and be seen.
***To keep up with the latest about the event and learn more, join the Festival OpenLab Project, and keep up with festival news via the Festival OpenLab site and by following @CityTechLitFest on Twitter.
If you attend the event and blog in response (Th 4/17), you will receive extra credit (it will replace a missing blog if you missed some blogs, and it will count as extra credit if already you did all of your blogs).
*There are only two grades for these extra credit blogs (100 and 0). If you attend the events and blog your responses/reflections completely (in terms of length and content) and thoughtfully, you will receive 100% (an “A”) for the assignment. If you do not turn in the assignment (or if it is too short/not fulfilling the purposes of the assignment), you will receive a “0.” Don’t forget to take notes at the events, so you can include concrete details from the events in your blogs.
My research proposal topic is the analysis of the “RFID chip” the Radio-frequency identification chip.It is a real chip that is implanted into the heads/bodies of animals and little by little humans. It is said to be used for tracking purposes. Some people believe it is part of a bigger conspiracy by the government to control, spy and overtake us its called The New Worlds Order. This topic interest me because its a real issue that is going to come to the surface within the next few years, and not enough people know about it and how dangerous it will be. While I began reading feed by M.T Anderson I already knew about the RFID chip but I’d just found out about it a year earlier, then I realized the book was in direct contact with the RFID chip. The book was written in 2002, so it amazed me how on point M.T Anderson was when he wrote this book, its like he saw the future. I this topic should interest others because this chip will soon effect every working and non working person in America, no matter whether your rich, middle class, or poor, whether your on public assistance even if you pay your taxes. Whatever profession your in this will effect you. Whether your a cop, a fire fighter, a doctor, a lawyer on congress a singer, a backup dancer, a teacher, a principal, no one is safe not even the president. Some people argue he already has it.Its a part of Obama Care.Everyone should be interested, they shouldn’t choose to be blind to the danger that’s coming. This is a real life feed story. That’s why the book immediately interested me and I knew from the beginning what my topic was. When I read the book it was like a glimpse of the future. The sources I will use for my topic is RFID Wiki, Google, Bing, and there are a lot videos on YouTube that provide further information about the chip.
I can make sure my topic isn’t too broad by sticking to one idea. There are many branches to this idea but if I stick to the root I can show my points. I hope to answer the questions, What is the RFID chip?, Is it dangerous? What are the negative effects of the chip? Why are they making us get the chip implanted? Do we have a choice?, Who is enforcing this mandatory law? My proposal will be a argumentative proposal, because I can give more information that way. I say that because people will believe they have a choice and some people will think its a good idea. I want to argue the fact that its not a good idea, its a invasion of privacy, and it dehumanizes people. Your life is in other peoples hand, literally within a push of a button the chip can deactivate your brain. Its actually “Tied to everything”. I want to argue that fact that the chip is more dangerous than safe. It can kill you faster than it can keep you safe.
Technology has become a part of everyone’s life one way or another. As technology advances overtime, it effects almost everyone’s lives. Like other aspects in life, technology also has it’s positives and negatives. It is very important for technology users to know if they are benefiting from technology or is technology effecting them negatively. There are many benefits of technology such as using the phone or the internet to stay connected with others, technology makes it faster and easier to do things, but most people forget about the disadvantages of technology. Technology has a big impact on the mental, physical, social and environmental health, which can get worse if one doesn’t take caution about their use of technology. Many negative health effects of technology include, obesity, depression, stress, lack of sleep/bad sleeping habits, body pain and more. Other effects that technology has on the society also include poor writing skills, lack of social skills, lack of privacy, lack of social bonds, lack of empathy/ more violence, addiction, constant distraction, short attention span, increased bullying, and isolation from others.
The society cannot deny the benefits of technology, because there is some way everyone is benefited by it, but technology also has it’s negative sides. It can’t be all good. In this modern world, technology is necessary almost everywhere. Many people ignore the effects that technology has on their lives because its difficult to do many things without technology. According to the research, many people’s health is being effected by technology because they are constantly using technology like addiction towards it which increases their depression and stress rate. Obesity can also occur because of technology due to the fact that they spend more time with games,videos, the internet, phone, etc, rather than being active or exercising. Sitting and continually looking down at devices can cause very bad pain throughout the body especially the neck and head. Technology can isolate a person from many things since they are not aware of their surroundings. The lack of many areas will begin such as their writing skills, social skills, social bonds and attention span, because they are doing everything online and not interacting with people face- to- face. Technology can be very distracting because it provides people with many different interests. The lack of privacy is also another negative effect of technology because online, especially social media sites have little privacy, and a person can get other’s information and do anything with it. Technology can also be blamed for the increase in violence, because people are constantly seeing violent scenes in video games, the internet, T.V, etc, and think its OK to be violent which cause people to lose empathy for society.
In the novel “Feed” by M.T Anderson its book based on futuristic theme. The characters have a chip installed I their head called a feed. The feed acts like a computer where they surf the web, shop for clothes and search up information. Even though the feed is good it has a powerful negative impact if it malfunctions. But threw this novel Titus and his friends show you different uses for the feed.
What is the feed purpose?
• The feed is needed because it helps them stay in contact
• It’s helps them research answers or shop online or stream music or chat with friends.
Is the feed good or bad?
• Violet thinks the feed is bad because everyone is smart but not every one retains the knowledge.
• Titus thinks the feed is good because it makes life easier and he compares it back when people had to carry laptops around now the feed is internal.
Bad effects of the feed.
• The bad effects of the feed if it malfunctions like violet did you can lose your memory.
• It blocks your ability to research actual knowledge.