Author: Nick Shenberger

There is no medium anymore

While Jean Baudrillard’s piece was very confusing, one of the most clear depictions to me was how in today’s society there is no mediums anymore. “We are no longer in the society of spectacle, of which the situationists spoke, nor in the specific kinds of alienation and repression that is implied. The medium itself is no longer identifiable as such,…

Stereotypes and Cybertypes in the internet and video games

In Lisa Nakaruma’s, Cybertyping and the Work of Race in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, the author brings out a distinct concept that perhaps doesn’t come out a lot in the issues of race (or at least not often as I know it).  Cybertyping as Nakaruma calls it, is “the distinctive ways that the Internet propagates, disseminates and commodifies images of race…

Relatable Media

In Scott McCloud’s understanding comics, he explains comics through a comic and for me puts comics as well as media in a new light.  Chapter 2 of his book, emphasizes the vocabulary involved in comics, mainly icons, and delves a bit deeper into cartoons and how comics and media can be the most relatable.   How is it that a…

Group C: Politics of Production

In Julian Stallabrass’s Negative Dialects in the Google Era: A Conversation with Trevor Paglen, we get to view an in-depth analysis of Paglen’s unique artwork as well as his thoughts on art in general and it’s relationship to the increasing technology.  A specific portion of the article focuses on Paglen’s thoughts on “Politics of Production” (Stallabrass, pg. 7).  This idea is…