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Last week, last post. Can’t believe this have come to an end. Throwing back my blog posts, I am particularly interested in developing my opinions and ideas on how digital media presenting images and information as well as how we as digital media users present ourselves in the realm of digital media platforms and interfaces. In the last blog post, I would…

Power Relations in Translation

In the presentation project, I choose to focus on the future whether AI translating technology could possibly be applied to language documentation industry. When thinking upon the question whether I think such a development being made on this digital phenomena is a good thing or not, in my personal point of view, I think it could be both respectively onto the perspective…

The ‘stories’ of my life

In the last post, I tried to discuss how the users’ FoMO (fear of missing out) effects and reinforces their constant participating of reading or posting Instagram Stories. Refusing to lose the possession of moments, Instagram Stories enables their users reduce the negative feeling and strengthens the positive emotional feed-backs. And I also mention the scarcity of time contributes to another reinforcement…

The Entire ‘Stories’ of You

“The Entire History of You” is the third and final episode of the first series of British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. The episode, set in an alternative reality where most people have “grains” recording everything they do, see, or hear, and allowing them to play back their memories in front of their eyes or on a screen (Wikipedia). In this…

Framing

Framing I remembered the first time I encountered “frame” this vocabulary, I was already impressed by the negative meaning it could carry. My EFL teacher described the usage and meaning of this word like, ” The original meaning of ‘frame’ is a structure that surrounds something like a picture or a painting. But ‘frame’ this word could also be used as a…

Religion and Digital Media

In the two weeks time I was working on my midterm paper of Sociology of Religion. It is interesting to me when I read scholars debated on what roles religion holds in maintaining a religious community as well as how religion maintains itself in the modern time. In the blog post, I will try to discuss the phenomena of the transformation of…

Fake News

At a global workshop on disinformation that started in Taiwan, Taipei on September 10, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby, who led the US delegation in a visit that further gives substance to the Taiwan Travel Act signed into law by Donald Trump in March 2018, said ,” Taiwan’s 2020 elections are only a few months away, and China once again…

Paper and Digital Paper

I remembered 2 years ago I took my TOFLE ibt test. And before I signed up for the test, as I scrolled down the page of the website, I saw there were TOEFL ibt and TOEFL pbt two options for me to choose from. Internet-based and paper-based test. When I processed the payment on the window jumping out, I texted my friend…

Photos or Images

“Just for clarification.” Before the professor left the room, I went to ask him,” So the project, the post for next week is that we need to include one photo in our blog post, right?” “I don’t remember I said a ‘photo’” He replied and smiled. Images. Photos. Of course they are different. I thought to myself. Images are like an umbrella…

I remembered Dave

I remembered Dave. Dave, or David, one of my acquaintances. Dave was tall. He played basketball. Fan of Twilight. He was in Team Edward same as me. And that’s all I knew about Dave. And I liked to know Dave that way. But one day, I checked my facebook page, and I saw his compact face squeezed in a small circle with…