A Fictional World?

After reading the first short story, I was severely confused. I had to Google-search the title “The Red Convertible” so I could get my bearings about what I was reading. Upon researching, I began to understand that this was set at the time of the Vietnam War. It was made Read more…

Innocent or Ignorant?

This term of blackface is more relevant now than ever because after all these years and all these movements in the U.S., we still struggle to overcome racism. The past few years have seen so many controversial issues with race, proving that we still have such a long way to Read more…

Everything is a Copy

In Kirby Ferguson’s video “Everything is a Remix”, he breaks down the history of copying ideas and intellectual property. I was most intrigued in this video when he said “creation requires influence”. I have been in the situation where my idea was copied. I so distinctly remember this experience and Read more…

Us Versus Trolls

What constitutes harassment? The dictionary, in simple terms, defines harass as “to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct”, and according to US Legal, it is a class A misdemeanor to harass someone “anonymously or otherwise” by written or electronic means. The online Read more…

The Object of the Game is to Win

After watching Anita Sarkeesian’s video about the tropes of women in video games I felt one thing in particular: how is this a thing? How is it that the only thing that seems to interest these game makers is the consistent objectification of women? It is little wonder that stereotypical images Read more…

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