I’m sure I’m not the only one who found this week’s reading enormously compelling – I wanted to share a few relevant pieces from my non-academic library, because I think these are things that may come up in discussion.
1) We Are Not Colonists: Minority voices in games and tech present a necessary challenge to our imagined community.
In which Gita Jackson discusses the internet community as a strangely circumscribed and often hostile space. Very thought provoking. (this video is also a really good primer to issues such as #GamerGate)
2) The article “Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy” stuck with me after it circulated a few years ago. It makes what I think is a compelling point about the way that people project a carefully crafted image on social media, and I thought of it again with the stories currently going around about social media “star” Essena O’Neill’s deconstruction of some of these images.
3) Your Fitbit Is Ruining Your Relationship with Your Body
Some interesting thoughts about wearables, tracking technology, and the way that we think about and quantify the self.