Digital Literacy

Wyld Stallyns Rule!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Geoffrey Morris on November 24, 2008

Last week we talked about how technology can fracture your attention.  But what about your sense of self?  Humans have always tried to cram more personae into a single body, through the use of masks, costumes, role-playing, and story telling.  Now, with homepages, personalizations galore, and profiles ad-nauseum, it can be hard to know exactly who you are…

Bill and Ted were slackers, rockstars, and eventually planetary saviors.  Will your rockband’s path to stardom be most triumphant, or merely another bogus journey?

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  1. ecrail said, on November 26, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Artificial Intelligence will have a most triumphant path to stardom!

  2. zack510 said, on November 26, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    The uses of technology has fractured our sense of self. I still don’t think that it is hard for people to know exactly who you are because the different costumes, masks, profiles, homepages all play off of one or more of the person’s interests or personalities. Humans are not as simple as having one point of interest. Even before the advent of the Internet and such technologies, human’s have always been interested in many different things at one time. I dont want to say it but, my rock band will probably fizzle out into the dark abyss of failed rock bands. There are probably millions or even billions of bands throughout time that have traveled down the same path.
    I myself have been in about five bands in my time and everyone, even know they touch on some small bit of fame, usually die. I takes a certain type of person with a drive to become famous in a band. You have to devote all your time, effort and money into such projects. For most people (like me) this is not a stable investment. I have participated in several types of music too, and they all end the same, me leaving the band because school comes first.
    This is the complete opposite of a childhood friend of mine that left college mid-semester to chase his dreams as a rock drummer. He has been on tour four or five times, two European tours, and many many tattoos to prove that he is the “real deal”. Even though he has the stories of groupies and late night drunken antics in Europe, i would not go back in time and take his place. I believe the time i invested in school will hopefully help me in the end. By the way right now my buddy (the rockstar) is working nights at Safeway, waiting to go back on tour.


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