As every system has outcasts, rebels, criminals or visionaries that live outside the system, Cyberpunk fiction focuses around these people who use the systems technological tools to their own advantage and to cater to their own needs. This is ‘punk’ component of Cyberpunk (The Cyberpunk Project, 2004). A conflict between the natural and the artificial. It began with the introduction of personal computers, video games, networks,
Difference between Visual and Textbook CGD 218 Visual Literacy in Business Prof. Edgar Hodge By Alesia Smith January 28, 2013 Difference between Visual and Textbook In this paper it will show how different seeing can actually be through the eyes of a video as well as through words in the text book. The fact is that we have used visual literacy from the day we was born with the ability to process the things that we see through our eyes. Kennedy is not as expressive in his video as the textbook, mainly because the text book shows how the eyes work with graph detail. Actually the video expresses how the eye sees and process information. Visual literacy is the images that we see with our eyes, when a person first looks as something their eyes send it to the retina and then to the brain to process as Kennedy described in his video.
“Is Google Making us Stupid?” In Nicholas Carr’s piece, “Is Google Making us Stupid”, he writes about a topic that is not usually thought about. He argues that the internet has shaped the way readers think nowadays. He starts writing about the supercomputer HAL and how the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman is disconnecting the memory circuits that control HAL’s artificial brain. This is when Carr explains to us that the computer could “feel [its] mind going” (Carr 67). With this beginning, Carr starts to explain to us that his mind has also become much more erratic since his use of the internet.
Therefore, the media dehumanises the quality of humanly values and relationships. The values of relationships have been depraved as a conclusion of advertising. This is also apparent in the poem ‘Televistas’. The poem enables us to explore how relationships have been manipulated by television. “Smiling at The Many Faces of Dick Emery--and Fate” This is evidence of the superiority of modern advertising against the consumer market.
The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow. In contrast, Quickdraw is written in free form, restricting the poem from flowing smoothly. It has been suggested that this poem could be a concrete poem as many people think it resembles the shape of a gun. The irregular form of Duffy’s poem, allows emphasis on certain words. By separating lines and starting new stanzas during mid-flow, she is able to portray a hesitance in the person’s voice.
A major flaw about virtual reality becoming so widespread is the fear that we will forget what reality truly is once entranced by a world created by fantasy. On the other hand, virtual reality can connect people and help us to be more involved with others having embraced new means of genial interaction. Frank Biocca, PhD. In communication psychology, professor of communications, television, and computer science, along with Taeyon Kim, a graphic scientist, both from the University of North Carolina and Mark Levy, creator of a company specializing in computer graphics, from University of Maryland ask in their book titled The Vision of Virtual
Interacting in the Physical World: A Rhetorical Analysis “Why can I not use my computer in the same way I interact in the physical world?” is the question Pranav Mistry asked himself to spur on his creation of the SixthSense Technology. His invention is a computer that can interact with everyday life. In this TED talk Mistry is telling his audience about how and why he created this new piece of technology. As he talks, Mistry uses several elements to clearly express what he is trying to convey to his audience. The rhetorical devices he uses in his talk are numerous but it boils down to a simple few-- ethos, pathos, logos, and hypophora.
New media is a broad term that includes the amalgamation of traditional media (like film, music, images, spoken and written words) with the interactive power of computer and communications technology, computer-enabled consumer devices and most importantly the internet. (Zorn, T. E. 2002, retrieved from http://s3.amazonaws.com/edmodo/nsted/lecture_2_what_is_new_media_art_part_1.pdf). "New media holds out a possibility of on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. What distinguishes New media from traditional media is not the digitizing of media content into bits, but the
Being an adult now, I could see that the Internet has more impacts on us than just being an entertainment. Some influences are bad, some are good. However, we cannot deny that the Internet has played a very important in human life. People have said that computers make us lazier and become anti-social since we just want to lie on the couch and play video games. Then the Internet comes, along with Google, creates more and more controversies about it.
Steven Pinker : The Language Instinct Chapter Words, Words, Words from Pinker‘s Language Instinct deals with the mental dictionary of language and shows the variety and wondrousness as well as curiosity of creating new words in English. Although English as a synthetic language could be seen as morphologically limited, there are plenty of different word-forming processes which make the number of possible English words infinite. However there are certain rules to be followed. Words have their own internal structure based on small pieces they are made of. These pieces are called morphemes and they function as abstract, mental, meaning carriyng symbols in our mind.