Happy Sunday. Hope everyone is safe after the crazy storms we had in the Chicagoland area earlier today.
Happy Thursday, everyone.
One part of my blog assignment for my NMS class at DePaul is to review a class or workplace project. Well, the DePaul women’s soccer team has captured the city’s attention with an improbable run to the NCAA Tournament and I had a chance to capture the moment they were selected to the tournament a couple of days ago.
Perfect timing for me. Continue reading
I’m writing this post-Bears triumph in Green Bay so I need to come back down to Earth quickly.
First of all, the blog looks much better, in my opinion. It is a lot more aesthetically pleasing.
Secondly, I had a chance to read the first six chapters of Nardi and O’Day’s Information Ecologies this past week. To summarize, an information ecology is a system of people, practices, technologies, and values in a local environment. The two authors try to explain to their audience that people and technology are very related and often times dependent on each other. It was a bit of a tricky read, but I wanted to focus this post on the impact of technology in the workplace. Continue reading
You won’t see the changes to the blog as of post time, but they are coming. I’m going to re-arrange the background and text color to make it a little easier on the eyes! Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, I had a chance to attend a guest lecture last night at DePaul University. Jeff Rice, a professor at the University of Kentucky, gave a talk called “Craft Identity” and how he uses social media and other online strategies to review craft beer.
He spoke very quickly, but I was able to pull a few thoughts away from it. Continue reading
This title is a bit misleading. My computer did not break down.
But I did have a nice read-over of Janet Murray’s Inventing the Medium over the weekend. Continue reading
Happy Monday, everyone.
Before we get started, I posted a photo today. If you weren’t already convinced that people really can’t sit alone without any entertainment for two seconds, that picture should change your mind. Of the six people in the photo, all six are on a smart phone.
And seven if you count me! Continue reading
Welp, I was initially slightly intimidated by the whole idea of maintaining a blog, but I really think I can roll with this.
I just finished up my first reading assignment for my proseminar class in New Media Studies (I’m just going to call it NMS501 from now on) and my mind is going bananas. Continue reading