Author: Jewel Evans

Comics and Fan Fiction

  The word canon seems pretty important  in the comic world. But what happens when stories become so available among different platforms that the word canon becomes arbitrary?  Lets look at Marvel for example. Marvel is a company that has been on the covers of original comics  for decades, and not all authors of the same comic series have been…

Cyborg Barbie

In the podcast Our Quantified Cyborg selves, there is an interesting idea that the Fitbit might be a another sign that humans are becoming cyborgs. And it is interesting comparing the ideas of Cyborg Manifesto with the implied possibilities of the Fitbit. The preferred future for some, would be the possibility of better health as a result of biology merging…

Liveness Mobility, and Facebook

Tara McPherson seemed to be making points that television and the Web interact with each other in a way that makes comparing them a somewhat fruitless effort. She had mentioned internet sights that have their own webshows and/or give you the option to watch other shows or even interact with the schedules of different networks’ programs. Around ten years later,…

Channeling the Dead: Paper vs. Machine

‘All the passion of reading consisted of hallucinating a meaning between letters and lines: the visible or audible world of romantic poetry. And all passion of writing was (according to E.T.A. Hoffman) the poet’s wish “to pronounce the inner being” of these hallucinations “in all it’s glowing colors, shadows, and lights” in order to “hit the favorable reader as if…