Cooperating Author Elyse Ehrnschwender: Money Is the Anthem of Success (And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Here to Protect It)

After the great depression families lived modest lives with little debt and would only spend what was in their means. In the beginning of the 1970’s this all changed. With the increase prices of housing, health care, transportation costs, child care and taxes families had to look to borrow money to help cover the costs … More Cooperating Author Elyse Ehrnschwender: Money Is the Anthem of Success (And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Here to Protect It)

Remote Controlling Race and Gender

By: Kailey Charles Tune In: Cold Beer and Remote Control Though people have been communicating since the birth of the human race, most technological advances in communication happened within the last 200 years. It all began with the invention of the telegraph in 1837. The telegraph was the first communication device that could send truly complex messages, … More Remote Controlling Race and Gender

Public Debate and “The Ambivalent Internet”

By: Kailey Charles Explore the Ambivalent Internet: 149 Memes in 300 Seconds The ethical complications enhanced by technological advances in digital communication are ambivalent for a multitude of reasons, especially because they are precedented and novel to the deeply social and problematic contexts from which they arise. These contexts–framed by Phillips and Milner via folklore, … More Public Debate and “The Ambivalent Internet”

A “Nosedive” into Race and Gender

By: Kailey Charles Note: We encourage you to listen to the Episode Soundtrack while reading this post! In Black Mirror’s “Nosedive,” contemporary fears surrounding new technologies are exploited through the increased prevalence of social media use that requires unrealistic expectations of socially acceptable and “perfect” behavior, especially exacerbated amongst women and minorities. Our protagonist, Lacie, seeks to … More A “Nosedive” into Race and Gender

The Passive PASIV: Narratives of a Memory Technology

By: Kailey Charles The Oxford English dictionary defines “passive” as “1. (adj.) accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance,” and the etymology of the word suggests its origin in “Late Middle English… also in the sense ‘(exposed to) suffering, acted on by an external agency’): from Latin passivus, … More The Passive PASIV: Narratives of a Memory Technology