Category Archives: Week 7 blog post

Recurring Themes

As spring approaches, my brain naturally begins planning for the summer. I’ve been applying, interviewing, and assessing what exactly I want to do to stay mentally engaged for 4 months. One opportunity that’s come up is curating the narratives of … Continue reading

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Objectivity

In my classes this week I’ve talked a lot about objectivity. In my MUSC class (Media, Social Change and Africa) we talked about objective photography and presentations of Africa in mainstream global media. In my American Lit class we’re talking … 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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Tell Me About Yourself

“Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies” reminded me of a video we watched in another one of my classes, Sociology 273. It’s called In Whose Honor? and focuses on the use of Native Americans as mascots in sports. (Here’s a … Continue reading

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Outen: We Stand Together

Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies, by Marisa Elena Duarte & Miranda Belarde-Lewis influenced me to imagine the people standing up as one against those who decide to destroy and leave out important information. This text states “much of our … Continue reading

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Invisible

While reading Duarte, Marisa Elena, and Miranda Belarde-Lewis’s piece “Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies,” I found myself running my own stereotypes of Indigenous people through my head. I was disgusted to find that I thought of them as a … Continue reading

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Efficiency vs Accuracy

In our discussion on Monday, we talked about the classification of clothes in a store like Walmart, and how the women’s/men’s sections may marginalize some shoppers. We asked: for a business like Walmart, is it more important to optimize the … Continue reading

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Misled and Misconstrued

In every science class and every math class I’ve ever been in, the scale of the graph being looked at has been stressed heavily. You need to understand the breadth of what you’re talking about, need to understand the frame … Continue reading

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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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