Tag: race

Group D : Media Discrimination

This idea of discrimination and regulation is obviously a very pressing issue in today’s society, and should not be totally dodged because it is a racy issue, but I think in this world of media and entertainment there still needs to be recognition of Opt-in medias. I am trying to take an equal stance here on both the side of…

Stereotypes in Cinema

“While all negative stereotypes are hurtful, they do not exercise the same power in the world.” (208) I found this reading “Stereotypes, Realism, and the Struggle over Representation” to be really interesting and raised a multitude of questions in me about the vast number of movies I’ve seen in my lifetime and the role of certain races and cultures in…

Group D: Race and Snow Crash

“‘In new media lingo, to ‘transcode’ something is to translate it into another format. The computerization of culture gradually accomplishes similar transcoding in relation to all cultural categories and concepts” (Nakamura, 318). We saw ourselves as machines with the introduction of the assembly line, as reproducible and replaceable parts of the industrial revolution. Now, our perception has shifted to see…

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…

Shifting and Passing: A Form of Identity

“Shifting is a form of communication, of media, because anything that can change state can carry information, and further, the transformation of bodies is often facilitated by the addition of technologies to a body, such as administered hormones or lipstick.” “What matters most is not the moment of being opaque or invisible, or the moment of being visible and therefore…

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…

Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto,” Affinity and Identity, and Wishing I took LIT3046

Originally published in 1985, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto exists as a major work of late 20th century feminist discourse, and offers challenging however highly interesting and influential ideas regarding the roles of feminism and feminists in science, technology, and socialism. It’s amusing that in this version offered to me, editor Simon During’s author’s note poses a question and intentionally does not…

Cyborgism: Haraway, Huxtable and New Feminism

Virtual online worlds have revolutionized our communities due to their global reach and also their disembodiment. I believe that part of why the LGBTQ and feminist communities have developed such a vast and thriving online life is the fact that the Internet is severed from the body. It presents a reality distinct from the physical, and as such attracts people…

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…

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…