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Blaxites; Too close to Home

Interesting … scary .. very true. This was my thoughts by the end of the short film Blaxties. There are so many issues and interesting points to take into consideration, that I as a student can personally relate to! But before I get started, I would first like to say that the beautifully directed and simplistic way the film was made gave way to the message (the ones I am interpreting at least.)

I feel like Jade during these current times; as she is watched by her doctor through her social activities, and as I am being watched by my job. My case was not as extreme as Jade’s (she was being denied medical treatment.. that was really messed up to me), but in order for me to be get paid, to pay my bills, living, etc., I have to document every moment I do within the hours I claimed I worked. I feels Jade’s pain in a sense that, in order to get a necessity, we need to give up our rights of privacy.

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My name is Patricia Dennis and I am a native of Newark, NJ. I am an aspiring artist, student, traveler, and educator. I use this blog to share my many experiences, thoughts, works of art, and education!

All my life, my mind and voice has been my sense of power. Being able to express myself through many different forms has gotten me to where I am today. I continue to strive for my own potential of greatness and wish to share my journey with the world, in hopes that I can inspire generations to come.

As for my educational and professional background, I received my B.A. in English with a minor in Studio Art from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. After graduating, I began to serve under AmeriCorps as a Reading Coach for 2nd Grade students where I am currently serving my second term. I am also currently pursuing my M.A. in English Writing Studies at Kean University in Union, NJ. As a graduate student at Kean, I work as a Graduate Assistant for The Kean University Writing Project directed by Dr. Maria Zamora.

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One reply on “Blaxites; Too close to Home”

I was glad you shared in class and here your own situation of more or less acquiesced privacy, that she was not even aware of how the system worked. There might also be a discrepancy between the privacy we think we have and the one we do or do not.

For thinking about a narrative you created a good starting point might be a situation similar to your own, but maybe where some fictional technology is monitoring (or even interpreting) your work. You could consider some articles out there that write about the idea of having a robot / artificial intelligence as a boss, e.g. https://hackernoon.com/why-your-next-boss-will-be-a-robot-fbe6098de696

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