The Horrors of the Internet: Let’s look at Reddit’s Victim Blaming

https://np.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/41xwxk/iama_girl_from_girlsdoporncom_ama/ So, this is the worst thing I’ve ever read. Workers in the adult film industry are digital workers– they create digital media. The rampant abuse within the industry is not dissimilar nor less severe than the marginalization of other digital laborers. That’s my justification of linking this. The story in the post is from Read more about The Horrors of the Internet: Let’s look at Reddit’s Victim Blaming[…]

Need Bohr Cowbell

Cross posted from sfrancis.whittier.domains The Bohr Maker investigates a very interesting train of thought: how do we regulate technology beyond our immediate borders? If we’re unable, what are the actions that follow? The book also looks into several enticing moral conundrums, but many of them (while entertaining) are a bit less topical. While we certainly argue Read more about Need Bohr Cowbell[…]

Shane and Brandon’s Podcast + Reflection

This podcast was had as a coffee shop format, with improvisation and tangents alike. I liked the candidness of the conversation and I feel a lot of important topics were brushed softly. “Definition of Technology.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 20 Jan. 2016. “Fact Sheet #62C: Who Is an H-1B-dependent Employer?” Department of Labor. 1 July 2008. Read more about Shane and Brandon’s Podcast + Reflection[…]

Using Transmission as a veiled segue to talk about what I want to

crossposted from: http://sfrancis.whittier.domains/uncategorized/using-transmission-as-a-veiled-segue-to-talk-about-what-i-want-to/ I plan on partitioning this post into two sections that covered some of the major themes of Transmission. Both themes are derivatives of Globalization, but take on different formats. The first of which is Guy Swift’s take on creating “borderless societies” which he defines as a way of connecting the world and enabling Read more about Using Transmission as a veiled segue to talk about what I want to[…]

Shane’s super cool podcast proposal

crossposted from http://sfrancis.whittier.domains/uncategorized/podcast-proposal/ I would like to create a podcast that looks at the H1B  situation both from an economic and social perspective.   The breakdown could be as follows: Description of the H1B programs including a brief history of skilled worker immigration and the inception of the H1B laws. A cursory review of successes and failures Read more about Shane’s super cool podcast proposal[…]

A Cursory Look at the Marginalization of Digital Laborers (Note H)

crossposted from http://sfrancis.whittier.domains/uncategorized/note-h/ My favorite reading was the recently assigned piece by Isaacson, which gave a brief but telling history of Ada, Lady Lovelace, or more commonly, “Ada Lovelace.” One of the most fascinating parts of the piece was the late reveal of her fate: the correspondence between her and Babbage, the translation of the Bernoulli Read more about A Cursory Look at the Marginalization of Digital Laborers (Note H)[…]

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