Author Archives: Daniel White

Daniel White – Blog Post 10: Response to Life Histories

The most interesting thread I found woven throughout the life histories is the prevalent theme of agriculture.  In modern times, as well as back in the 1930s, stories are generally set in urban areas, and authors and works of literature … Continue reading

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Daniel White – Week 9 Blog Post: Computers Are Dumb

When I was a junior in high school, I had an English teacher who would always stress the importance of reading back through our papers carefully and editing them for any subtle typos or grammatical errors that spellcheck may have … Continue reading

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Daniel White, Blog Post 8 – The Struggle of Authenticity

Achieving true objectivity through photographic work is nearly impossible.  Once the camera is there, the scene, the people involved, the situation—it’s altered, it’s different from what it would be like if the camera wasn’t there.  Yes, most of the time … Continue reading

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Daniel White – Week 7 Blog Post

I found the Alexis Madrigal article, “How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood”, to be the most interesting and relevant reading for this week.  The way in which Netflix classifies and categorizes their movies and TV shows is the perfect example of … 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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Daniel White Blog Post #4 – A Thousand Stories, One History

Sometimes I wonder if other countries have as many race issues as the US does. I mean, of course there are race issues, religious issues, cultural issues, etc. in any country and region of the world—I’m not ignorant of that—but … Continue reading

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I want to begin with Johnson’s article Information Infrastructure as Rhetoric: Tools for Analysis. As Johnson points out, databases make it so much easier to search for information, which of course is good, right? Because the easier it is to … Continue reading

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Daniel White, Week 2 Blog Post – Worry About Yourself, Not What Stacy did on Snapchat Yesterday

Howard Rheingold got it right.  Social has a shape.  The way we socialize—at least the way we do so online—is very different from how humans have socialized in the past.  It’s calculated, it’s systematic, and it’s cold.  This post is … Continue reading

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Week 1 Blog Post – The Duality of the Internet

Each article has a similar, unique duality to it. There seems to be an ongoing struggle—both internally and externally—with the kind of social behavior the internet imposes on us. Is the internet good? Or bad?  Is it helpful? Or harmful? … Continue reading

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