Our Phones May Be Connected, but Are We?

For my Media + Cultural Criticism class we were asked to write on a piece of technology and the impacts it’s had on society (either positive or negative). I chose to write on smart phones because as somewhat of an iphone/social media addict this is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately… Just a […]

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The ‘Ethics’ of Photoshop

Here’s a paper I wrote in February 2012 for my Computing for Communications class on Photoshop and ethical boundaries. The use of Photoshop to edit and ‘enhance’ images is controversial to say the least. As activists hold a magnifying glass (sometimes literally) against these images in order to investigate how and to what extent reality […]

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Blue Gold: the privatization of water + it’s effects

Here is a paper I wrote for my Contemporary Ethical Issues class in 2011 on the Earth’s water crisis and the impact it’s having on the developing world. Every day we use water. We use it when brushing our teeth, quenching our thirst, washing our clothes, and watering our plants. We are even using water […]

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St. Augustine on Relationships

Here is a paper I wrote for my Influential Christian Thinkers course in 2011 – working off of St. Augustine’s “On Christian Doctrine” and how his definition of ‘using’ and ‘enjoying’ applies to various types of relationships. Intro In “On Christian Doctrine,” St. Augustine speaks of the difference between enjoying and using things. He says, […]

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The Death of a Lockean Shopaholic

This is a paper I wrote in 2011 for my RELS 465 Influential Christian Thinkers class based on Soren Kierkegaard’s “Sickness Unto Death”. Enjoy! Here’s the thing about despair – when in its worst form you are unaware of it, or, you are at least unaware of its true source. This is where I was […]

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