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This was definitely my favorite thing we’ve read all year. I wish that we could’ve had the time to talk about it in class. The project hit so many themes of growing up, moving on, and acceptance. It looked at the death of this town through both lenses of somber nostalgia as well as lighthearted…

The Stanley Parable

I found The Stanley Parable game to be very annoying. The narrator was too snarky for my liking and just overbearing. I only played the demo which led me in circles until the end where the narrator was, too, getting frustrated with the circles we were going in. Then when he recapped where we “had…

Week 12-The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow…

Arcoiris Paranoico by Jose Aburto  is interesting in its physical depictions because it is the physical representation of the title. The background being black but then when you move your mouse around it reveals a rainbow pattern but does not stay this way, which is where the paranoia takes part. The fact that it does…

Week 11- Mercer’s Views

Passage #4: “‘It’s not that I’m not social.  I’m social enough.  But the tools you guys create actually manufacture unnaturally extreme social needs.  No one needs the level of contact you’re purveying.  It improves nothing.  It’s not nourishing.  It’s like snack food…endless empty calories, but the digital-social equivalent’” (134). At this point in the novel,…

Week 10- The Circle(#1)

For Mae, seeing this cubicle at her new innovative job was heart-wrenching. It was so much more than just a burlap cubicle, but the idea of being stuck for her. Mae’s character became ultimately relatable when because this is the fear of all college students. The fear of getting out of college and having a…

Paper #2- My Body

Title Page>Body>Breasts>Arms>Shoulders>Vagina Shelley Jackson’s My Body displays through the exploration of her body her conflicting views of her female specific parts. Through the path of her breast to her arms to her vagina to her arms to her shoulders you can see that by touching on parts that first are unique to women, breast and…

Blog Post #7- Texts Too Far-Fetched?

I do not believe that these texts are going to become the future any time soon. These are an extreme that I do not believe society will have the patience to decipher the message. The pieces we had to watch were on the surface engaging the hyper attentiveness but at its core it is a…

Blog Post #4-Orange Sweatshirt

Orange Sweatshirt broke the preconceived notion that writing is supposed to be a piece of art or just the thoughts of the writer, something that is supposed to be viewed and accepted or rejected. Orange Sweatshirt actually is a tangible version of the idea that literature is what you make of it. It allows the…

Blog Post #3-Vagina

Shelly Jackson describes her vagina with wonder and appreciation. She starts the passage off with a relatable tone using many comparisons such as “I was more like an alchemist than a modern scientist, interested in intuitions, affinities, not in logic or proof” and “The landscape between my legs was hard to map…” By the end…

Paper #1 Gender Roles in Neuromancer

In William Gibson’s Neuromancer, it is proposed that even in a digitally advanced society women are still less than and in order to gain some form of equality they would have to exploit their bodies, hence essentially no change in society. Through William Gibson’s depiction of Molly, Linda Lee, and 3Jane in comparison to Case,…

Mythinformation vs Neuromancer

In Langdon Winner’s “Mythinformation”, he discusses the lack of proper analysis of the negative effects in ‘the computer revolution’ by those who believe that “it will automatically produce a better world for human living”(Winner, 105). Though there are positive effects of the revolution such as; easy access to information and communication these are the same…

Hyper Attention in Neuromancer

In Katherine Hayles’ “Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes” she discusses the occurrence of the general shift from deep attention, the ability to intensely focus on one thing, to hyper attention, the lack of ability to focus solely on one thing, due to the increase of media use in society with…