Author: gabarrier

Internet as Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about the final project and initially I wanted to do something pertaining to literature, like looking at how technology influenced Bram Stoker’s Dracula, specifically the tension between the old, traditional ways and the new, technologically influenced ways.  However, after reflecting on previous courses that have incorporated gender and technology from a different angle, I think I’ve… Read more →

Selfies v. Self-Portraits

“Selfies” have been among the most controversial of technological trends. Front facing cameras have enabled people to take pictures of themselves with lighting, settings, and angles that they feel are the most flattering. These technological self-portraits have been widely associated with girls, specifically teenage girls. I believe part of the reason they are so highly critiqued is due to the… Read more →

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