Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wow. . . .

Let me just say how deeply impressed by the work all of you did on Blog Post 4. It was an absolute pleasure to read through your various engagements w/ a truly diverse body of texts. Truly. Wow. Great work.

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Black Box by Jennifer Egan

Black Box by Jennifer Egan is an adventurous short story, originally released through Twitter as a series of tweets. A courageous literary feat, Black Box is a classic thriller featuring a beautiful American “spy” trying to infiltrate an unnamed infamous … Continue reading

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Come see a free pre-screening of Unfriended!

Hey all, I’m gonna mention this in class, but there’s going to be a free screening of the movie Unfriended in the William Pitt Union tomorrow night. I work anti-piracy security for movie pre-screenings, so I’ll be working it, but … Continue reading

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Translating Walter Benjamin in John Cayley’s Translation

First of all, I had to turn the music off after a while. No offense to Giles Herring, but it was particularly unpleasant (and from checking out some of the other texts mentioned in these posts, I’m realizing that disorienting, … Continue reading

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Books About Blue

Hey guys, If anyone really enjoyed William Gass’s On Being Blue, you might want to check out Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, published in 2009.  It delves through the author’s personal experiences, interlaced with the endless meanings of the color blue.  It’s composed as a … Continue reading

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Six Year Olds Have iPads?

“The first thirty seconds in a person’s presence are the most important” (Black Box). Likewise, the first thirty seconds on a webpage are the most important—it better be intriguing, or it’ll be getting the X.  Black Box, a short story … Continue reading

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Embodiment in Everybody Dies

At the inception of the “digital game”, two camps spawned fairly independently of each other. One was a game that had visuals but very little plot. Pong, Tetris, even Pac-Man and Mario are of this type. “Computer technology”, which for … Continue reading

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