History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: “This Is Dan Bell” YouTube Influencer Project

One of our final assignment options in History of the Information Age was to research and create a blog post on a social media influencer of our choice. Following the theme set with my vaporwave meme project, I have chosen to write about Dan Bell, known for his Youtube channel (of over forty-five million views)… Read More HIST 427: “This Is Dan Bell” YouTube Influencer Project

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: Social Media Habits and Representation

During this past week in History of the Information Age, our class discussed global social media habits and representation in the digital age. Part of this discussion involved reflection on our own habits. Thursday’s (04/18/2019) end-of-discussion activity proved to be different than our usual Canva-based student-driven activity, as myself and my classmates stood in a… Read More HIST 427: Social Media Habits and Representation

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: Citations and Misinformation

Last week in History of the Information Age we discussed the importance of citations, and misinformation (or willful ignorance) in the digital age. The most vibrant portion of last week’s discussion was by far each table’s discussion of their favorite citation style. As a class of mostly history majors, including myself, Chicago style was most… Read More HIST 427: Citations and Misinformation

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: Alan Turing

Last Tuesday in History of the Information Age, we read a few articles regarding early encryption systems and the accomplishments of Alan Turing. Alan Turing: Scientific Accomplishments We first discussed the accomplishments (and their importance) of Alan Turing. Alan Turing is credited with furthering computer programing and the “Turing Machine,” breaking the German Enigma Code,… Read More HIST 427: Alan Turing

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: The Future is Now – (As Imagined Yesterday)

This week in the History of the Information Age, we have been discussing the rise of early computers in the 1950s, the role of human creativity and imagination in scientific advancement, as well as our own personal experiences with early computing. The Future Is Now! (As Imagined Yesterday) To begin our Week 9 discussion, we… Read More HIST 427: The Future is Now – (As Imagined Yesterday)

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: The Beginnings of Daily Journalism, The “Hello Girls,” and AT&T’s Reputation of Aggression

We are roughly one-third of the way through the Spring 2019 semester, and boy, where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday when paper shortages plagued American revolutionaries, and that it took nearly six days to reach New York from Northern Virginia. Now, (well, a little before this week’s readings take place) it… Read More HIST 427: The Beginnings of Daily Journalism, The “Hello Girls,” and AT&T’s Reputation of Aggression