All posts in category Computer-Mediated Communication

Discovery Channel – Rise of the Video Game

Rise of the Video Game is a five-part documentary on video games produced by the Discovery Chanel. Video, as well as descriptions of each episode, are shown below the fold.

A Future for Augmented Reality

This video comes via the folks at Ethical Technology. Creators May-raz and Lazo offer a glimpse into an augmented reality future that allows individuals to monitor and interpret everything from environmental to nonverbal cues. Taken at face value, having access to these capabilities seems exciting. However, there are potential issues. In Sight, the slimy protagonist […]

Technology is the Competition?

I’m generally not one to link TED talks, but Sherry Turkle’s TEDxUIUC talk is worth watching. In sixteen minutes, Turkle outlines the second half of her latest book, Alone Together (this book is a terrific read, and absolutely worth the purchase). While I do not always agree with Turkle, I tremendous respect for her, and her work. This […]

Systems Theory in Virtual Worlds

A while back I read From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stuart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner. Reflecting on the book, the passage below struck me as particularly interesting: Rather than work with a transmission model of communication, in which performers or others attempt to send a message to their audience, […]

Google+ and Circles – A Site for Multiple Expressions of the Self

  (Author’s note: This post is imported from an old, deactivated, blog – thus the topic is a bit dated). I have been a member of Google+ since July 7th. Even though I was not part of the first wave of invites, I was able to get in before Google opened Google+ to anyone with […]