Jordan Fugate

I’m afraid I can only briefly discuss how Manovich and Stolterman might fit into Phenomenology and Structuralism before confusion completely takes over. And I can only do that much… with a little help from my friends. For instance, I have a hard time labeling Stolterman. But I know that last week he said that if…

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I’d like to return to Erik’s discussion for a moment. When considering the designer, his/her tools, and the material, I want to address experience (meaning the empirical knowledge, procedural knowledge, the “know-how,” etc. in observing or working with a thing or event). To use the carpenter as an example again: The carpenter’s material is wood,…

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There is a theme in the “What is Culture? What is Cultural Theory?” reading that I just can’t get through. It states that “culture tends to be opposed to the material, technological, and social structural” (Smith). We didn’t get a chance to discuss this reading in class, and maybe I’m going beyond (or completely missing)…

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I personally have little experience with online social networks and games. This first week of classes, I have been fascinated by the relationships between students and professors on networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Second-Life. At first, I was excited by the possibility of connecting with a professor or mentor on a level that didn’t exist…

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