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Change The Code, Keep The Text: Computer Code As Creative Expression By Gavin Jocius
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Is computer code a form of expression or simply a machine operation? For some computer programmers, the process of finding an idea, developing it, and sitting down to write code is the same as... More > traditional creative writing. Under the advisory of famed postmodern literary critic, N.Katherine Hayles, Gavin Jocius examines code as a form of digital expression, similar to creative writing or art, where programmers are free to put creative thought into their work and display written words on a computer screen in imaginative ways. As we become more dependent on technology, the division between machine and human language decreases, thus forcing us to consider the possibilities this opens for the future. Also visit http://www.changethecode.com for more info.< Less
Change The Code, Keep The Text: Computer Code As Creative Expression (Source Code) By Gavin Jocius
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The digital version of Change The Code, Keep The Text is the source code for the website www.changethecode.com. Because the site uses both Flash and Javascript, it cannot be viewed correctly on... More > certain mobile electronic devices. By publishing the source code on an eReader, I intend to disrupt the relationship between code, text and the devices that govern them.< Less
The Age of Annoyance: Managing our Frustrations with Information Overload By Gavin Jocius
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Like it or not, we live in the age of annoyance. Technology, electronic communications, gadgets, airline travel - as it all gets easier, it also seems to get exponentially more annoying. Annoyance is... More > described as an unpleasant mental state that can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. Sound familiar? When was the last time you yelled at your "stupid computer" or got frustrated that your smartphone could not find a signal? The Age of Annoyance is designed to help people make sense of the crazy world we now live in and better understand why we seem to lose control so easily when dealing with technology.< Less
Animal Avatars: Why we choose to be animals online By Gavin Jocius
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What motivates people to masquerade as animals online? By adopting an animal avatar on the Internet, one's gender, race and personal appearance are masked and replaced, for the most part, with the... More > classic anthropomorphized traits embodied by certain animals - lovable, loyal, caring, etc. Animal avatars offer a freedom of identity normally constrained in real life and become vehicles through which humans can author identities, project those identities to others, and ultimately benefit emotionally from them. This short essay aims to raise questions about how humans construct identity online.< Less
The Age of Annoyance: Managing Our Frustrations with Information Overload By Gavin Jocius
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Like it or not, we live in the age of annoyance. Technology, electronic communications, gadgets, airline travel - as it all gets easier, it also seems to get exponentially more annoying. Annoyance is... More > described as an unpleasant mental state that can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. Sound familiar? When was the last time you yelled at your "stupid computer" or got frustrated that your smartphone could not find a signal? "The Age of Annoyance" is designed to help people make sense of the crazy world we now live in and better understand why we seem to lose control so easily when dealing with technology.< Less