Map Our Device Reflection

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This project seemed really cool at first, but then became fairly frustrating. Finding where the chips was made was really difficult for our group until we found a Wikipedia page of semiconductor manufacturing places for various companies. We also had no idea what the codes on the chips meant and were only able to productively use them to our advantage by trial and error googling. Some of us definitely had more luck than others, and once one of us found a site or trick to finding the parts, we shared them with the rest of the group. As far as making the site, I was honestly a little worried when we began using Omeka since in another class I took it caused other groups problems, but thankfully for us, neither Omeka nor Neatline were troublesome and were straightforward. Overall, we learned that the hardware for different technologies really does come from all over the globe and that they are typically products of multiple companies even if they are sold under one name. 

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Parrika- Introduction to Wolfgang Ernest's Media Archaeology

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To explain what media archaeology is, to show Wolfgang Ernest's perspective of media archaeology, and to show that the history of media is not a progression of just new technologies and new ideas and they don't match up nicely after one another, instead media history is a collaborative process that is constantly changing.   


His audience is other people in the media field because he refers to media theorists without explaining who they are. 

"There is no "historical" difference in the functioning of the apparatus now and then...rather, there is a archaeological short circuit between otherwise historically clearly separated times."

New technologies are only "historical" because those exact technologies did not exist before they were invented. Therefore, any new invention or technology could be considered historical. The only reason why we differentiate between which technologies are historical or not is because they were literally made in different time periods. 


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George Agpoon. Smartphone. The Noun Project.

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We're Still Working...

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Only some of us in our group have been able to actually identity the various chips within the faxmodem. What I figured out is that if you only search for one group of the letters/numbers along with the brand name, it might come up then instead of putting in all of the codes. I hope it works for my group members since it worked for me!

Also, an update on our #DontShoot

The gesture is being used in Hong Kong. 

#mappingmydevice #dgst101 #activismupdate


Goodbye Faxing

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Our device is a FaxModem from the year 2000. The peak time for our device is the 1990s. Our device seemed to have fade out in about 2003, since The RIM 850 and 857 original BlackBerry smartphones were released, which allowed people to be able to take their email messages with them, without having to print them out. This began the revolution of paperless messaging. 


#devicemapping #faxmodem #table1



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Some more #activism is at work...
#HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality. 

You can see what the campaign is about and join the campaign here

I've also set a twitter archive for anyone interested in following it. 

#heforshe #activism #dgst101


#Activism Reflection

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    For this module we wanted to explore the history behind activism on Twitter and and how influential online activism through hashtags really is. We decided to pick a hashtag that was very popular over the summer, #DontShoot. #DontShoot is actually a product of #Ferguson, which was more of a news hashtag that really spread the awareness of the situation that was happening in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of Mike Brown by a police officer. #DontShoot was definitely more of an activism hashtag and it allowed not only the people of Ferguson to stand united in a cause (to show that the police in Ferguson are way too trigger happy) but it also allowed people around the country and the world to show their support for the Ferguson protestors. During this project the most difficult part was getting the Twitter archive running, and even that was not that difficult. I had just forgotten a step. We were fortunate to find that there were many useful news articles about #DontShoot that we could draw information from. The best part of the project was finding a video with a map of #Ferguson spreading across the nation and the globe during August. I attempted to recreate a map for #DontShoot but it was definitely going to be a much more complicated process than it appeared. Nevertheless I did learn a new tool, which is setting up a twitter archive using google spreadsheets. In the future I will be keeping my eye on new trending hashtags now that I know how powerful they can become. 

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Table 1's Sacrifice

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We are going to be sacrificing either a dial up modem from the 90s or my old camera!



#DontShoot #Activism Meeting

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We are meeting today at 2pm! We are going to practice our presentation. :)

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#DontShoot #Activism

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We're trying to keep our presentation concise even though there's so much we could talk about it with hashtag activism in general and with #DontShoot in particular. Our Twitter Archive is still working well and since September 9th (when I set it up) there have been 2,992 tweets using the hashtag "DontShoot." We realize that this hashtag is no longer one of the top most trending, however, it is definitely easier to present about a hashtag that has already had its heyday rather than one that is happening now. Hopefully by Wednesday night there will be a new popular hashtag that I can set up an additional archive for, and track it for at least 24 hours before the presentations on Friday. 

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Magnetism Textuality

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