Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rhetoric in Renaming Power

Duarte and Belarde-Lewis’ article, “Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies,” reminded me of the previous article by Caswell titled, “Seeing Yourself in History: Community Archives and the Fight Against Symbolic Annihilation” as they both seemed concerned with providing a demographic … Continue reading

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Sorry, Shakespeare: the Power of Naming

“What’s in a name?”  Bemoaning her inability to be with her beloved Romeo simply because he is a Montague, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet famously argues that names are meaningless, claiming that “a rose by any other name would … Continue reading

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Daniel White – Week 6 Blog Post

I think there’s some interesting correlations between the thoughts and arguments stemming from the two articles “Needles in the Haystack” and “The Role of Computational Literacy in Computers and Writing”.  “Needles in the Haystack” is all about search engines and … Continue reading

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Outen: Week 6

Blown to Bits by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis indicates web sites are cheaper and easier to make which leads to constant web variations. What does this mean for the Internet? Will there be a decrease in the … Continue reading

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Am I good enough at math?

As a student, I’ve always found ease in the humanities. Often scared by STEM curricula, I found that adapting a growth mindset helped me succeed. Despite this change in pace, however, my mathematical skills always lagged behind my skills in … Continue reading

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Should everybody learn coding?

In the Introduction to “The Role of Computational Literacy in Computers and Writing”, a line towards the end intrigued me when it quoted Aristotle as saying “people become builders by building”. I agree with that statement, but not necessarily the … Continue reading

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The Algorithm of My Life

I’ve moved three times in my life. Four different houses in the span of seven years. I found myself good at starting over, but I never forgot the place. I could vividly remember bay windows in one house and the … Continue reading

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Communicating the Code

The bar for technical literacy has been raised as the world and its people are beginning to understand just how deep technology has been interwoven into everyday life. As Annie mentioned in her post, the ability to program, or write software, … Continue reading

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Google (Rose-Colored) Glass: Search Engines and Censorship

“Search can be an effective tool of thought control,” confidently proclaim Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis as they discuss Google’s presence on the Chinese Web in their book Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion (155).  Although … Continue reading

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The Power of Google

If you google “pike creek valley dog walkers,” an image of my beaming parents and our grumpy-looking mutt Shadow pops up on the right side of the screen. The link to the web site that my dad created for their … Continue reading

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