8/8 Unit 3 Reflection

The medium I decided to choose for my Unit 3 Project was an Instagram page. I created an Instagram profile with the username @wrt205.project and added details and posts to make the page relevant to the Unit 3 Project rubric. In response to the inquiry writing and technology, the topic I chose to center my... Continue Reading →

7/27 March – A Historic Graphic Novel

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell is a graphic novel that chronicles the Civil Rights movement through the perspective of Civil Rights leader and now U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The novel begins with John Lewis waking up on the day of Former U.S. President Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. He heads... Continue Reading →

7/20 Film Reviews.

Documentaries are cinematic projects that promote education and exposure into a particular topic. Leading experts, top players, or those affected are often voices that narrate the visuals portrayed in the film, to tell a story about the subject at hand. The angles in which these stories are told depend on executive decisions. For example, in... Continue Reading →

7/11 Unit 2 Reflection

For this piece, I thought about some of the types of people who would be interested in or not interested at all in how technology has recently intersected in contemporary social movements. I also thought about those who stood the best chance to gain from such a lecture or introduction to the topic. With this... Continue Reading →

7/11 Unit 2 Final Assignment

Frederick Douglass, a formerly enslaved black man and one of the greatest American abolitionists and thinkers, infamously talked about producing societal change: “Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born... Continue Reading →

7/6 The Draft/Outline

Briefly introduce the elements of social movements, with protests being the most significant dimension of movements:   Quote Frederick Douglass about the nature of social change Power concedes nothing without a demand. Discuss how the world seemingly changes as a result of such movements, incorporate elements of Peter Drier’s analysis here. Peter Drier is a... Continue Reading →

7/4 Libraries Are GREAT

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Center The Harold Washington Library is named after the first Black mayor of the city of Chicago. It's the largest branch in the Chicago Public Library system. There are over seven floors, and there is a YouMedia space for high school students to interact with technology and a Media... Continue Reading →

6/30 Quick Pitch

My pitch would be in the format of a flyer, as it offers a concise and direct method of attracting an audience to the message of a post. It also allows the pitch to be distributed electronically and physically, therefore overcoming restrictions that may be placed on one medium over the other. This would be... Continue Reading →

6/27 Potential Research Questions

The following are three research questions that I have produced and will inquire people's impressions of them. How do writing and technology converge in activism? In what ways is technology instrumental in social movements? How has activism evolved with the advent and incorporation of technology?   Reflection After asking three people about the three research... Continue Reading →

6/15 FINAL Source Analyses

From Pixels to Pencils, by Dennis Baron “From Pixels to Pencils” is an online, nonfiction essay written by Dennis Baron, a professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This source first describes the stages of literacy technology development. Baron argues that new literacy technologies first have a “restricted communications function”... Continue Reading →

6/13 Source Analyses

From Pixels to Pencils, by Dennis Baron “From Pixels to Pencils” is an online publication written by Dennis Baron, a professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This source first describes the stages of literacy technology development. Baron argues that new literacy technologies first have a “restricted communications function” and... Continue Reading →

6/8 The Fight for a Championship

"Vote: Will Cleveland bounce back and get a win in Game 3?" Two games of the NBA Finals have already happened—and the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by the greatest basketball player of all time Lebron James, are losing to the Golden State Warriors 0-2. ESPN, the preeminent leader of American sports coverage, released a survey entitled:... Continue Reading →

6/1 What I… Love Listening To

  Reflection on Selfies with a Social Conscience The "What I..." Project I have created does not necessarily pertain to my reflections on “Selfies with a Social Conscience,” particularly because much of what I listen to is online and only accessible through the internet. While I could have taken selfies with my phone or laptop showing... Continue Reading →

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