HIST 427 Final Reflection

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I signed up for the History of the Information Age as another 400-level history course that I had to complete this semester for graduation. Prior to taking this course I just thought the topic would be interesting since our world is consumed in technology. I had very little knowledge concerning technology prior to taking this …

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Week 14 Readings

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This week’s class discussions focused on how the Information Age has changed or will continue to change how the public interacts with technology. Dr. McClurken discusses how this week is to look forward in how technology is going to shape us in the next 5, 10, even 30 years. In class Tuesday I really enjoyed …

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Week 13 Readings

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This weeks discussion involves issues of gender and race in the production and consumption of digital information. One of the readings we discussed this week that really grasped my attention was “Nike’s Kaepernick Ad is What Happens when Capitalism and Activism Collide” by Marc Bain. This reading discussed the actions of former NFL quarterback Collin …

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Week 12 Readings

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This week I led class discussion with Jasmine and Kyle. Although Thursday’s class hasn’t happened yet, Tuesday’s discussion went well. I didn’t expect the class to discuss much because the topics concerned citations. However, the class was really involved in the discussion trying to state why their favorite citation method was better than others. Majority …

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Week 10 Readings

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This past week I was the discussion leader. I had the chance to choose the articles concerning pop culture in the information age. We did not have the chance to meet last Tuesday and were told to post about one article we were suppose to read for Tuesday. I was not aware since I was …

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Week 9 Readings

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The first reading we discussed “Alan Turing Biography: Computer Pioneer, Gay Icon” by Elaine Hom. I found this reading to be particularly intriguing because of Hom’s focus on Turing’s openness concerning his sexuality. This openness helped benefit his crediting for his work and remembrance of it in recent years. Before this reading I had no …

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Week 8

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The first reading of this week was “As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush. This article focused on discussing how the concept/idea behind technology is often developed years even decades before the innovation is developed. Charles Babbage had the idea/concept for his arithmetical machine but was not able to fully develop it because the cost …

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