Author: nf1018

Experience of Living Without A Phone

I didn’t suspect not having my phone for two days to be all too troubling; I’ve lived extended periods of time before this experience without a phone. But I faced a few problems here at Bard without a phone that I did not face when I was living at home in Philly.   I didn’t bother bringing an alarm clock…

Dating and Hookup Culture as Cybertyping

Lately, I have been very interested in the language that is used to describe bodies in a romantic and sexual context as a way to project conventional beauty standards. On dating and hookup apps, this language prevails in what Manovich would describe as the technical aspect — deriving from the “infrastructure” — which influences the “content” (Nakamura 318). Although Nakamura…

Group C: Comics, History, and Structure

Chapter One: Setting the Record Straight in Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art highlighted the historical aspects of the comic. Often times, scholars overlook, underestimate, and even ignore the value of the comic, because it is so easy to confuse the “form from the subject,” especially since prevalent modern comics are not typically of academic nature (McCloud 5). To…

Group C: Art and Reproduction

  I was really interested in Trevor Paglen’s view on space and intimacy a photograph has with its viewer and how this relates to Walter Benjamin’s view on the loss of authenticity a work has during its reproduction.   When you make a nice print and put in on a wall, you’re creating a space where people can devote a…