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Some Assembly Required

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White, Ryen, and Eric Horvitz. “Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search.” ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) 27: n. pag. Web. Studies have been conducted to show that 80% of Americans use the internet to find health information. White, Ryen. “Experiences with Web Search on Medical Concerns and Self Diagnosis.” .N.p., n.d. Web. […]
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LOTR: The Fellowship of the Sources

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The further understand the problem of anonymity, I will use Licklider, Zittrain and Choi’s articles to introduce it and delve more into the topic . Zittrain and Choi bring up this idea of generativity, which they argue is linked to anonymity and how restricting anonymity will effect the main idea of the Internet. The main argument […]
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Some Assembly Required

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Four authors from the Pew Research Internet Project wrote about how many people use social networking sites. The report is entitled Social Network Sites and Our Lives, I specifically used “Part 2: Who are social networking site users?” The authors, Keith Hampton, Lauren Session Goulet, Lee Rainie, and Kristen Purcell have also conducted other social […]
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Assembly Initiated

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Alan Kay’s Powerful Ideas Need Love Too! works to bring to light the lack of connection between knowledge and understanding.  This is best shown through the following text. To those that didn’t understand the seasons, I asked if they knew what season it was in South America and Australia when it is summer in North […]
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Some Assembly Required

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Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, or J.C.R. Licklider, has been called a “computer pioneer” for having an early vision of where computers would go long before they did. In his paper, “Man-Computer Symbiosis,” Licklider discusses the future relationships between man and … Continue reading →
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LOTR

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If I were to triage (that’s French for “to sort”; there’s your French/medical terminology lesson for the day) my sources into three primary categories, I think the best way of doing so would be as follows: 1. Those dealing primarily with Tor as a sociopolitical tool or means of avoiding government surveillance The Wired article […]
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LOTR: The Fellowship of the Sources

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Week two’s “Man-Computer Symbiosis” was the first place that I started to personally question everything about Pandora. Licklider’s explanation of symbiosis made me curious to find out the degree of symbiosis between Pandora as a form of technology and its … Continue reading →
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Fellowship of the Sources

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Increasingly, scientific evidence tells us that we can dramatically increase the probability of staying mentally and physically fit throughout our lives. Specifically for the brain, we can do this by brain training. Brain training keeps the brain stimulated and ready for apt function. The best way to ‘brain train’ is to use brain games that […]
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LOTR: Gimli and the Gang

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Not sure exactly what this is supposed to look like in the end except for an “aerial shot”…but by my axe goddammit I’ll get it done! I think I can group my sources into three overarching categories. Or I’m gonna try to. 1. Those that discuss learning and knowledge, the flaws in systems today, and […]
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LOTR: Gimli and the Gang

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Not sure exactly what this is supposed to look like in the end except for an “aerial shot”…but by my axe goddammit I’ll get it done! I think I can group my sources into three overarching categories. Or I’m gonna try to. 1. Those that discuss learning and knowledge, the flaws in systems today, and […]
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Recent Thought Vectors Tagged "nugget"

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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via: Section 76!

“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 3, Spatial Self

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“Much like many other online identity practices on social networks, the spatial self is based […] Read More

Inquiry Nugget Series: Ep 2, Intimacy

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via: Section 76!

I don’t want to end the semester with my series unfinished so I will do […] Read More

Nuggeting Sources

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via: Univ 200

“As a prisoner, I could not access the Web directly. Staff members oversaw policies that […] Read More

Connecting Nuggets

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Fisheries and sustainable resources of the ocean are important. Roughly 25% of the protein used […] Read More

Nuggeting sources

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This source– I actually found when doing research for a course I am taking about […] Read More