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Seeking Techno Justice January 29, 2009

Posted by boricuagirl1801 in communication, technology.
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Technology has its way of taking over society. We replace people with machines to create faster materials, such as clothing, electronics, and food. Even so, people are trying to make a way for technology to fit into genetics, mainly having control over reproductive rights and taking over women’s roles as caregivers. Eugenics play a role in technological issues because technology is stepping into a world  that is mainly meant for people.

Technology also separates people causing many forms of miscommunication. An example of this would be instant messenger and cell phones. These devices cause people to use these alternate forms of communication, rather than talking to people in person. It is given that these technologies do help, but ultimately it gets out of hand.

It would be impossible to seek techno justice when society is so entranced by technology and how it works. People are always into the newest gadgets and phones—we can’t help but purchase these items because we want the newest things. I think in order to create justice we need to backtrack forms of technology. It would definitely be difficult to do, and it might be impossible to fulfill.

The apple commercial made me think… January 29, 2009

Posted by dunemethane in visual culture.
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I saw the comment about the apple ad and it made me think about the newest apple chromatic nanos. Songs reminded me of how apple used color to get more people interested in their products. This is exactly what is happening in Songs. Blake uses the color and images to better sell his product. Both cases are function and individuality in one. The nano serves the same purpose as the other ipods but offers the consumer their own choice of color which intrigues people to buy them. Songs is very similar, the reader does not get to choose the colors, but this book offers something that every other normal book does not. People get tired of the boring white and black and need color to break from the mold.