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University in the Dark Ages (2008)

Even though what I am about to say probably applies to people only 7-8 years older than me, I find it mind-blowing that friends, siblings and parents completed university without all the tools that we have today. Only recently am I discovering that my peers in Rome don’t have a library catalogue to help them track down sources for their thesis. But…

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…

DestinyTalks Episode 4: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Join Iman, Caressa, and Joseph about their prediction of the future of Artificial Intelligence! Sources: Ted Talk “Why we have an emotional connection to robots” by Kate Darling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq6XgrYBugo The Guardian “Disastrous’ lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds” by Kari Paul https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/16/artificial-intelligence-lack-diversity-new-york-university-study

Will traditional media cease to exist?

For this last blog post I was inspired by our assigned presentation, for which I chose to examine the future of traditional media. The subject has way too many layers to solely tackle through a twitter thread format with a limited number of characters. Though I must add, it was a delight to narrate the issue with shorter, more precise expressions given…

The Gamification of my ADHD life.

Gamification: boosting your productivity, by turning your life into a game, or in my case: trying to use the fast pace of games, as a powerful tool to fire up my permanently bored ADHD brain. As a 20 year old with ADHD, I experience difficulties with trying to stay focused on what is important: university. I unwillingly procrastinate, forget deadlines, forget to…

E – poetry and its cyber branches

“I’m just a squirrel looking for a nut You are a wizard harry I’m a what Glad to believe in #Jesus, He’s the best… From Fresno to Pomona fuck the rest” – By Pentametron (https://twitter.com/pentametron?lang=en) This may seem like a random compilation of Twitter posts that happen to rhyme and that is because they are. Well, the fact that they rhyme and…

✏️ and 👅 in the 💻 🌍

(Okay, so the title is ‘Writing and speaking in the digital world’ ✌️) In class, we have already discussed emojis, their advantages (such as that of boosting people’s sense of inclusion – you can read a paper about it here) and possible negative aspects. During one of the classes, I briefly mentioned an article discussing how emojis are ruining the English language.…