Author Archives: Carla Aviles-Jimenez

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Life History Issues

I chose life histories with titles that related in some way to religion with the interest in how religion related to the people interviewed during this time.  Interestingly, a number of the life histories did not really have a religious … Continue reading

Posted in Week 10 blog post | 1 Comment

Complications with TEI

This reading, though apparently a mere introduction to TEI, proved difficult to digest.  Though many terms such as entities, delimiters, and markup language were explained, as I progressed through the reading I had trouble remembering their meanings.  I found myself … Continue reading

Posted in Week 9 blog post | 1 Comment

Federal Writer Bias

The preface to William Couch’s These are Our Lives raises some interesting points on the Federal Writer’s Project and the specific task the employees undertook during the Great Depression.  An important figure in this project, William Couch compiles life histories … Continue reading

Posted in Week 8 blog post | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Week 7 blog post | 1 Comment

Break the Black Box

The importance of rhetoric in our everyday technology-filled lives becomes more and more palpable the further we read on the subject.  The further we read on the subject, the more I personally want to understand the mechanisms that seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Week 6 blog post | 1 Comment

Data, Data, Data Overload

Metadata and the database as a genre are both extremely confusing concepts that I had difficulty wrapping my head around.  I suppose because I had never considered the two despite subconsciously knowing what they are.  It’s fascinating how we slowly … Continue reading

Posted in Week 5 blog post | 1 Comment

The Fight Against Symbolic Annihilation

The SAADA’s work in archiving years of South Asian American historical documents is quite inspiring and provides a new depth to the meaning of history.  Samip Mallick’s story is a fascinating and sad one as Michelle Caswell relates his sense … Continue reading

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Too Dependent on Computers?

Dennis Baron’s “From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literary Technology” struck me in its careful trace of literary technological advancements.  Particularly, his statements regarding how seemingly trivial and mundane technologies such as telephones and pencils actually had very big … Continue reading

Posted in Week 3 blog post | 1 Comment

Post #2: How Do I Network?

A pertinent question I find myself asking after reading chapter five of Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold is what kind of networking fits for a young job seeker today?  Chapter five, “Social has a Shape: Why … Continue reading

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Carla Aviles-Jimenez Post #1

Carla Aviles-Jimenez January 11, 2016 ENGL 317 Blog Post #1 According to the Huffington Post article, “This Is How the Internet is Rewriting Our Brains,” modern technology has evolved to encompass our personal lives “from how we buy groceries to … Continue reading

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