EID100 – Module 5

What makes Tweetdeck an appealing application is its immense customizable features that enhances the Twitter experience. When using Twitter on the web or mobile device, you only have a singular column that shows you tweets and retweets made by people you follow. Whereas with Tweetdeck, the app gives you the option to optimize the interface…

EID100 – Module 4

Going into this experiment, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. After what was discussed in last Wednesday’s class, there seems to be a lot of shady, ‘behind-the-scenes’ web activity happening users are not aware of. After browsing the web for 20 minutes with the add-on Lightbeam running, I was surprised to see I have…

EID100 – Social Media Etiquette

The introduction to social media platforms has revolutionized the way we communicate and exist within the online world. Although is no universal social media practice guideline, how you present yourself online should be a reflection of how you want to be perceived in real life. Just because it exists within the virtual realm, it doesn’t…

MPM605 – META 2014

One word to describe this year’s 4th year META show was UNDERWHELMING. We get this stigma how META is the biggest and most important show for our program, but some of the pieces I saw was just disappointing and insulting in a way. I feel like you were given a year to show the best…

MPM604 – Group discussion #2

(notes taken by Kurt) Arusha kicked the meeting off and we discussed her research in the context of acquiring more details for further work. – Jeffrey suggested more scholarly sources to supplement the survey she’s done – Kurt added she perhaps could look for more specificity in her questions – looking to narrow the topic…

MPM605 – Hello Threshold!

Since it was our class exhibiting at the IMA Gallery, I had an idea of what might be shown. With the exception of Julian who made an entirely new piece, everyone’s pieces were versions of their past work done for Fall. The opening was pretty successful with a lot of attendants. I also got the…

MPM604 – Group Discussion

Group Members: Arushaa, Karen, Jeffrey, Kurt, Keenan (absent) Initial Discussion: Arushaa: How does the media affect society? What platforms are used most effectively to manipulate people’s opinions? Karen: Why do people choose to communicate online when they prefer talking in person? – We discussed the findings of her previous research. Personally, I was surprised to…

MPM306 – Week 1 Artist Blog – Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss contemporary artist best known for hypersaturated interactive installations. His aesthetics and artistic vision was heavily influenced by his early contributions to Grapus, a Communist graphic design group concerned with politics and culture. His interest in hard core reality, without disillusions is evident in many of his work, predominantly in his…

MPM17A – Exercise #8: Search Engine Optimization

By Kelly Truong and Jeffrey Leung 2) Do IP addresses affect search engine ranking? Depending on the type of server the webpage is on, IP addresses can affect the search engine rankings. Dedicated servers, which are internet hosts where the server is not shared with anyone, possesses fast loading speeds, which major search engines consider…