Week 13 Discussion

Marc Bain’s article “Nike’s Kaepernick ad is what happens when capitalism and activism collide” discussed the magnitude of influence corporations have over society. Until recently corporations tended to stay away from political or social movements, but that era has come to an end. Nike used Colin Kaepernick in their 30th anniversary ad of the slogan […]

Bell and Cooper

In deciding what to pick for my contributions to the class timeline I wanted to pick two events that changed the world and Information Age. Without a doubt, Alexander Graham Bell and Martin Cooper accomplished both of these. Bell and Cooper revolutionized the idea of communication. The telephone helped people connect regardless of geographic location […]

The Dark Web

The World Wide Web (WWW) offers a way for people to explore topics of interest and connect with one another in a way that was not conceivable before 1991. With the wonders of the WWW came the ability of individuals to partake in illegal activity through use of the Dark Web. I learned more about […]

Pop Culture Representations of The Information Age

Similar to the Information Age, pop culture is constantly changing and not staying stagnant. A testament of that can be seen in Alex Baratti’s article “The 25 Most Memorable Tech Moments in Pop Culture History”. I could not help but connect to several of the references in the piece. Back to the Future made me […]

Alan Turing

The article about Alan Turing was an excellent read in my opinion. Turing during his lifetime accomplished several impress feats. He broke the German Enigma code during World War II, developed the Turing machine, and took on the philsophical dilemmna of if a computer can be sentient in creating the Turing test. Unfortunately, Turing took […]