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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If I Benched 180lbs, Would that Make Me a Man?

If I benched 180lbs, would that make me a man? If you could see a six pack through my shirt, would that make me a man? Would I be a man if I had bigger biceps, stronger calf muscles, broader shoulders? What if I were six feet tall? If I could throw back twenty beers […]

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Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe: Meet the ‘Joneses’

Here is a paper I wrote for my Television & Culture class – I’m not sure if it’s what my professor was looking for, but it makes for a good blog! (and that is, after all, what really matters lol)  The phrase ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ refers to one’s need to stay ‘on top’ […]

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There are 2 Types of Men in this World: Jon Foremans & Damien Rices

Let me start by saying that I mean no ill-will to Damien Rice in writing this post, nor do I mean to pitch two men up against each other like was done to Britney & Christina; however, I can only assume that Damien Rice will be reading this post, therefore I can only hope that […]

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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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