Author: Jessica Dagg

No phone no problem??

I was excited when I gave┬áMaria my phone for 2 days. I’ve always felt kind of anxious and skeptical of phones and how they impact my life, which is probably why I don’t have a smart phone. Some┬ápeople use phones in really interesting and strange ways, which I appreciate, but I’ve never been able to adopt that method, and instead…

a lot of thoughts that might not make sense – Group D

  First, I wanted to write that I am struggling with the words ‘necropolitics’ and ‘necropower’ because they appear redundant. Necro- is the prefix meaning death, but adding ‘death’ symbol to ‘politicals’ or ‘power’ symbol might be repetitive because I feel like death is embedded in power and politics from their configuration?? Is the use of this prefix to emphasize…

how do we talk about surveillance? group D

As we talk and read about surveillance, I am struck by the language we are using to describe the act of surveillance and the experience of being surveilled. It seems like there is this tendency to use words that relate to the physical and sensual experience to describe surveillance- words like “watch” “(un)seen” “(in)visible” and “blind.” This bodily language is…