Author: Preston Gittelson

Cyborg Group: B

To begin, lets discuss what a cyborg is exactly. Well, a cyborg is a part human, part machine. The big question is are we all cyborgs? Lets come back to that question in a bit. Let’s start with personal tracking. Everyone uses personal tracking for themselves and mostly for self-improvement. Some examples of personal tracking include, fit bit, smartphone, g-mail…

Liveliness (Tara McPherson) By: Preston Gittelson

Tara McPherson starts out by discussing the differences between tv and the internet and how the collision of tv and the internet is a vision of the future. Then, as we are all very familiar with, executives began promoting what they called a “lean back interactivity,” which they said to be as “little snippets of interactivity to enhance the broadcast…

Group B: (Memory & Innovation)

To begin, I find it fascinating to see how different life was in the 1800’s. But, surprisingly I find some similarities that we still have in today’s world. According to Kittler, in 1868 the typewriter was invented. In, 1877 Thomas Edison presented the prototype of the phonograph. Then shortly after in 1892, the kinetoscope was completed. Then three years later the…