There's a popular convention in serialized fictional media (television, comic books, etc.) that has been on my mind for several weeks, perhaps because (allegedly) we are gradually approaching the conclusion of the long COVID-19 saga that has gripped the world for almost a year as of today's writing.
You see a building owned by an international corporation that pays meager wages and seeks to nickel-and-dime its employees at every turn and think, "Why? Why do these people act like savages? Why do they destroy their community." Perhaps it won't be a popular thing to say, but this is an understandable reaction from some …
How do McCarthyism and Donald J. Trump's declaration of the mysterious "Antifa" faction intersect? The fix is in.
Broadening the mainstream perspective on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no dignity to be found in letting anyone else determine whether or not you have it—and least of all those who perpetually change the goal post not only to benefit themselves, but also for their own amusement. So long as I breathe for the rest of my life, nobody will have such power over my senses again.
"What if the viruses of today don't break the computing power of our devices—but instead corrupt the computing powers of our minds and the feeling capacity of our hearts?" Read my article on digital detritus in the age of influencer marketing and fake news, now live on Discover.
Pierre Bourdieu once theorized that language was not simply a tool of communication, but a medium for and manifestation of power itself. As media evolves, digital spaces become more pervasive, and algorithms impact real lives, should we examine this claim more closely?
We are so convinced of the abundance of the present moment that we don't realize the truth: it is our most finite resource.
Evynn Mcfalls Vernacular Literature Spring 2018 Dohra Ahmad Preface to “Magical Girl” The concept of “Magical Girl” came about after I had proposed the idea of writing about a digital project my younger sister and I have been working on called “The Black Girl Virtual Reality Project”. That project, which seeks to document and process …
In thinking about what I have learned in conversation and over the course of our reading schedule, I have encountered both new information as well as new ways to think about concepts that I brought with me to this course (for a background on some of what I am bringing here, please see my first …