December 2008


Chris Caravello and Garrett Grieb of the University of Washington’s Masters in Communication of Digital Media program took out their inexpensive digital cameras and filmed some of the world around them in the midst of the 2008 US Presidential Election. Footage includes the election and its immediate aftermath, as well as interviews with voters aged 18-26.

Check out the video here: Young and Participatory: A Voting Story

Young and Participatory: A Voting Story pt1

Young and Participatory: A Voting Story pt2

Nole’Core’s network

Blog Ning Nole on Friendfeed Myspace Facebook Twitter Nole on Plurk Nole on Pownce NoleCore on Warchant

Trippi, J. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised … Ch 11, 12, Afterward (pp 201-269)

Like last quartes Digital Economic course, my favorite reading of the class came at the very end.  Joe Trippi explains the e-Revolution that has been roaring to a defeaning crescendo over the last decade and how it has effected the business world forever.  Comapnies can either embrace these changes, or fall by the wayside.  As someone who gre up in the rise of this digital age, it makes all of this an especially interesting read.  I was not an observer in all of these changes, I was a guinea pig.

DONT BE EVIL

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Howard, P. New Media Campaigns…. Ch5 (pp 170-238)

Campaign Managers that try and justify data mining that obviously violates the privacy and trust of citizens are truly the bottom of the barrel. How they can even assemble and motivate the teams of designers and coders to carry out this type of operation is beyond me. As a designer myself, anyone assisting in this is truly a traitor the cause. High Treason.
“When campaign managers pushed designers to build these kinds of hypermedia tools, staff reacted ambiguously and were neither enthusiastic nor critical. Even when designers expressed their reluctance to pursue problematic campaign strategies, they did so with peers, and their reservations were only weakly signaled to senior managers.”
Sorry Big Brother, but “Win At All Costs” applies to college football, not political e-campaigns.

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