Final Project

escaperoute.home.blog A real shocker, I changed my project at the last minute. There was no way I was going to keep up with those creative deadlines. Instead, my blog is going to provide up-to-date legal information about the rights of minors and the process of emancipation.

Annoying Ways People Use Sources: Notes

unorganized notes They don’t know the practice, or they don’t care “i thought everyone knew…” While your writing may be exquisite, your failure to properly cite sources will make it uglier There is no particular right or wrong way to write, but there are conventions. Armadillo roadkill: dropping in a quotation without introducing it first….

a bumpy road ahead

writing is really just about smoothing out the bumps. as I’ve said before, there are a lot that make a piece of writing and it is often like clay in the hands of a potter. a piece of work, regardless of material, is going to look smoother and more finished with practice. an amateur’s finished…

Stumbling Through the Woods (Word Choice)

In nearly every music composition course a person will take, the professor will stand at the board and show you how to structure a basic pop song. Intro verse I verse II chorus verse III chorus II bridge chorus repeat chorus outro, all adding up to about three minutes and thirty seconds, when the mind…

RLW

Commentary For some reason, this article reminded me of the strategy we used in elementary school to determine author’s purpose: P I E. P is for Persuade, I for Inform, E to entertain. I suppose even from a young age, we were being taught to look for meaning in what we were reading, and to…

Jamie Raines and the Photobooth

I first found hope that I could transition from a petite twink to a passing man when I saw ‘Jammidodger’s YouTube video “FTM Transgender: Photo a day transition timelapse.” In the beginning circa 2012-ish, Jamie looks very similar to a lot of pre-transition men I know: gauges, dark clothes and  hair stuck up in all…

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology Chapter 3: Notes

feat image is ironic Key terms & Main ideas metonyms: ‘this is a part of me’ Photomaton: ‘a system of psychoanalysis via image’ the photobooth curtain: ‘the curious combination of intimate, hidden space within a public setting’ Photobooth: Both gave and refused the subject the control over their own image Profile pictures: change over time,…

Sherman Alexie and Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: Reflection

Filtering is a way for the artist to distance their work from themself, adding layers and layers until the work is unfamiliar to even the one who created it. Who’s to say whether this is a positive or negative? Defamiliarisation helps to distance an author from their work, a key concept in art. Recently, I…

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology Chapter 2: Notes

Key terms  ‘Filter’:  ‘to process or reformat using a filter so as to remove unwanted content’, can be used as noun or verb ‘terministic screens’ are the terms in our language thought which our understanding is filtered neoliberal: relating to a modified form of liberalism tending to favor free-market capitalism Defamiliarization: the artistic technique of presenting to…

The Folklore We Create

featured image The year is 2090. Emmett James Cheney has left our known realm to ascend to his astral form. While the police rummaging his apartment discovered hundreds of unpublished poems, his internet followers are scratching their heads wondering where the heck he went. My digital footprint would not encompass much and not leave a…

Into the Blogosphere: Notes

featured image source Summary Blogs are unique in the way that no one can quite agree on what they are. There are debates over whether or not the ‘blogosphere’ is a community, what is really worth posting, and how democratizing blogging really is. Blogs have many contrasts to traditional media

Into the Blogosphere: A Reflection

feat image This article was incredibly dense and hard to read. All the information could have been spread out over triple the pages, but I appreciated the no-B.S. approach. The comparison of traditional media, such as newspapers, and blogging was fascinating. I loved the market vs gift economy explanation, and how blogging benefits the audience…