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Care & Continuity

Surveillance Capitalism Thank you to Patricia this week. Via our shared screens, she walked us through her Prezi presentation on the opening chapters of Shoshanna Zuboff’s seminal text on surveillance capitalism. With Zuboff’s tour-de-force analysis, we apprehend that capitalism has now focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and data processing. […]

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A few thoughts on Zuboff etc.

So the past few weeks have definitely been a struggle for all of us. I know for me personally it seems like everything has fallen by the wayside. Despite having so much time it feels like nothing is really possible any more and it’s a struggle to get through almost any task. That said, I […]

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Blog 7: Frames Reflections

“Frames,” the Quarantine, and Social Distancing

At 2 PM on Tuesday, March 25, 2020, I ventured out of my house to go to Whole Foods. I was tired of working on my laptop for such a long period. Since I needed a break, I was willing to take the risk. I took my purse, keys, hand sanitizer, and wipes. As I […]

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My New Normal (sucks) & My Thoughts on Frames.

I thought the above GIF was fitting. It expresses exactly how I feel and have been feeling for the last couple of weeks now. It is one of my all time favorite cartoons and reminds me of a simpler time in my life. It made me smile as I posted it, so I guess it […]

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The Small Things

The understatement of now is that there’s a lot of Big Things to worry about. The new normal is anything but normal. That was why for last week’s “class” where we were not in the same classroom but a virtual video one, we took it as a breather week. And we are still breathing, good. […]

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Blog 7: Frames

Frames and Positive Affirmations

The movie short, Frames was a tense watch (https://www.sscqueens.org/projects/screening-surveillance/frames). I did not expect to feel so many conflicting emotions at the same time. In accordance with this video representation, facial recognition tracks and profiles individuals but does it really see into their souls? No. It simply cannot. I felt so much for the anguished woman […]

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Taking a Breath(er)

It’s been a crazy week. Add to that the announcement we received just an hour or two before our first online (only) class: We all know now that we will be an “online-only” class for the remainder of the semester. As I said during our class meeting, although the news is hard to take, I […]

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Blog 6: Surveillance Capitalism Reflections

A Long Way Home: Our Role in the Digital World

Reaction to: Shosanna Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight For a Human Future at the Frontier of Power (Introduction, Chp. 1: “Home in Exile” & Chapter 2: August 9, 2011 “Setting the Stage for Surveillance Capitalism”). Definition of “Surveillance Capitalism: A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial […]

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Surveillance Capitalism

Greetings! Below is my reaction and prezi to follow along with my presentation! Also below are extra outside sources that helped me kind of understand all of this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e5RKGGBz5tArksVVR_g0Q24ucbHx-UvRsKrOVRPFwrQ/edit?usp=sharing https://prezi.com/view/0VDA6Vh1v8UK7qsD1AQS/ https://docs.google.com/document/d/16zwdpenMInsc56HsOCGhRW0XAbo3I0xsEBD_2RHW8aU/edit?usp=sharing https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-surveillance-capitalism-and-how-does-it-shape-our-economy-119158

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Surveillance Capital

Once again, I would like to open my blog by touching upon the current state that the world is in.  I hope you are all doing okay and taking proper precautions in these trying times, and I am as bummed out as the next to not be able to have our normally scheduled class meetings.  […]