The Media

Persuasion Techniques in American Hustle – Reactance & The Liking Rule

May 5, 2015

Persuasion techniques are used frequently in the movie “American Hustle,” the ones they leverage the most are Reactance and The Liking Rule.

Social Learning Theory and E/I Programming for Children

April 29, 2015

Social Learning Theory demonstrates how children learn their behaviors, nowadays they are mostly being socialized through television

Interactive Art Crowdsourced Through Networked Digital Media

April 8, 2015

Interactive art crowdsourced through networked digital media is blurring the lines between what it means to be an artist and a participant.

Persuasion Techniques President Obama Used In His Speech About Syria

March 23, 2015

The persuasion techniques President Obama effectively used in his speech about his Syria policy changed the minds of millions of Americans.

Telematic Art And Telepresence In The Telematic Embrace

March 4, 2015

Telematic art is transcending and challenging the entire history of humanity’s understanding of art, communication, and connection.

Autoethnography, An Autobiographical Narrative Within A Cultural Context

January 28, 2015

Autoethnography is an autobiographical narrative told within a specific cultural context giving insight into the author and their culture.

Unwanted Compulsive Behaviors Are Forming From Intrusive Technology

October 22, 2014

Unwanted compulsive behaviors are forming from intrusive technology, I see it happening to me in my life and now I’m trying to avoid them.

Entertainment Makes Us Live Passively And Miss Out On Real Adventures

March 26, 2014

Entertainment, when consumed a lot, causes us to live our brief lives passively and give up the adventures we could have had.

Sam and Nia Rader Lip-Sync Of “Love Is An Open Door” Goes Super Viral

March 13, 2014

Sam and Nia Rader, my brother and sister-in-law, made a super viral video of them lip-syncing to Disney’s “Love Is An Open Door”!

Objectification of Women’s Bodies In Advertising Harms Women And Men

September 22, 2013

Objectification of women’s bodies in advertising not only harms women, it also harms men’s ability to connect with women in healthily.

Hiroshima by John Hersey, People Who Went From Survivors to Saviors

March 31, 2013

John Hersey recounted the suffering and survival of six Japanese individuals of the atomic bomb in his book Hiroshima.

Social Dilemmas In The Current Debate Over The Debt Ceiling

October 12, 2012

Social dilemmas can be seen in the current debate over the debt ceiling that has been going on in our government over the past year.

The Psychotherapeutics of Online Photosharing, A Flawed Theory

October 8, 2012

The Psychotherapeutics of Online Photosharing is a very interesting article but unfortunately, it’s full of logical fallacies.

Writing for New Media explored how people connect in the Internet age

May 8, 2012

Writing for New Media explored the various ways people are learning to evolve in how they connect with one another in the Internet age.

Division Among People Increases During The Internet Age

April 20, 2012

Division among people in the Internet Age continues like it always but it looks different as people find more reasons to divide themselves.

Creative Commons Licenses Make You King Of Your Content

March 9, 2012

Creative Commons licenses help you become king of your content instead of allowing your content to be the king over your creativity.

Information Overload Or Filter Failure, Learning To Detect The Crap

February 10, 2012

Information overload is a problem, or is the problem actually filter failure? We need to learn how to mentally filter the junk we encounter.

Blogging And Broadcast Media, The Difference Is In The Details

January 25, 2012

Blogging and broadcast media are both popular types of communication but the differences are in the details of the content.