Category Archives: Technology

sociality, technology, relationality

John Dewey: “Industry and inventions in technology, for example, create means which alter the modes of associated behavior and which radically change the quantity, character and place of impact of their indirect consequences” (The Public and Its Problems 30) Michel … Continue reading

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Zadie Smith’s Generation Y

Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network and Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget gets one thing right: “Different software embeds different philosophies, and these philosophies, as they become ubiquitous, become invisible.” And of course, Smith gets other things right … Continue reading

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viewing interfaces from perspectives

A few nights ago I was making fun of a friend because he had been on Twitter for nearly a year but had only tweeted once. He owns an iPhone and has an app on it for Twitter, but told … Continue reading

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This Morning: A Pedagogical Broadcast on Students and Mobile Devices

This morning the country’s eyes were on UT Austin, where a gunman shot and killed himself with an AK-47. Thankfully, no one else was injured, and the situation seems to have calmed down. I was relieved as I followed the … Continue reading

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PSU “Be Safe” videos

Penn State’s Information Technology Services has created some cool videos to educate students about safety online. I think it’s a pretty cool approach, though I wonder how quickly the videos will catch on or get watched. Here’s the one I … Continue reading

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