Technology and the Human Body – Final Student Projects

As a teacher, there’s nothing more satisfying than learning from your students and sitting back as they show you how well they can critically evaluate the material and bring new insights to it. Here below I have placed (with permissions) a few short excerpts from my students’ final projects, completed for the Rhetoric and Digital Media … Continue reading

Kinect and the Posture of Context-Aware Computing

I walked into Dr. Rieder’s office yesterday, and he said “do this,” making wild hand motions. I thought, “what is he up to now?” (I can always expect something out of the ordinary from Rieder as his academic work is more like running–a process of seeing what things and ideas can do when you run … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy Articles

For those who are interested (like me), here’s a list of some of the more recent articles about Facebook and privacy (I will try to update this list everyday, at least for the next few days or so): “Facebook, Myspace Confront Privacy Loophole” By Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro at The Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading

Viewmaster, My New Old Virtual Reality

It just so happens that I was roaming an antique store this week. And I bought a Viewmaster. It cost 20$, and it came with 25 slides. I couldn’t pass it up. It also just so happens that I was reading Bolter and Grusin’s classic text “Remediation” this week. In the first two chapters, they … Continue reading