Alfred Hitchcock

So I have been looking for stuff to do on the ds101 depository and I found a few fun activities to do with the old television program, Alfred Hitchcock. Might I say that I have never done any of the assignments but the show is awesome! It caught my attention from day one and I […]

So I have been looking for stuff to do on the ds101 depository and I found a few fun activities to do with the old television program, Alfred Hitchcock. Might I say that I have never done any of the assignments but the show is awesome! It caught my attention from day one and I watch it now. Something about television from our parents, parents decade is so fascinating. In the things they choose to talk about and somehow it teaches common sense. Maybe not always but it is a mix if a thriller and the twilight zone. I can not find my favorite episode but I do recommend watching it. But if you ever want to watch a black and white movie with a good plot and isn’t boring try http://youtu.be/FrXM7dC9PoQ

“If there was a better road then it will find me”

Do what makes you feel uncomfortable, and begin to start feeling comfortable. And when you become static, move on to something yet again that makes you feel uncomfortable. I have been living my life in this way for a couple of years and I must say it has changed me a great deal. So when […]

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Take A Step Back To Self-Relfect

Do what makes you feel uncomfortable, and begin to start feeling comfortable. And when you become static, move on to something yet again that makes you feel uncomfortable. I have been living my life in this way for a couple of years and I must say it has changed me a great deal. So when Aaron Swart’z theme song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjfTDDAstig) was all about this sensation it made me truly want to connect. It is important to take a step back and to look at what you are usually comfortable doing order to improve and to change. Life is about transforming. I find this to be important for Aaron Swartz as an activist because in order to speak out and develop ways of change you must first be able to become aware of the underlying problem. Why this is hard, is because most people do not like leaving what they know but as a programmer you need to be fearless of learning and improving. Becoming more aware you first become uncomfortable due to having to change and once you change and get adjusted the cycle starts again.

Testing Out The Spoon Drip Catcher

So as a wrote in a previous post, I was able to create a 3D design that solved a problem that frequently arises in my life. I was finally able to print it out with the help of Professor Daniel … Continue reading

So as a wrote in a previous post, I was able to create a 3D design that solved a problem that frequently arises in my life. I was finally able to print it out with the help of Professor Daniel Phelps and this video is proof that it works.

 

Do You Want To Copyright Creativity?

Copyright issues have always been a problem for as long as I can remember.  I remember when VEVO the video hosting service got into trouble for piracy of an NFL game, Napster for constant piracy of music and so much more over the years. Copyright is permission for the right to use another person’s work. […]

Copyright issues have always been a problem for as long as I can remember.  I remember when VEVO the video hosting service got into trouble for piracy of an NFL game, Napster for constant piracy of music and so much more over the years. Copyright is permission for the right to use another person’s work. However, this seems to be an ongoing issue in the age of the digital storytelling.

In the YouTube video (http://youtu.be/7Q25-S7jzgs) Laws That Choke Creativity by Law Lessig is fascinating in the way that he puts out that this generation’s voice comes from the internet.  It’s a “relationship to themselves”. It is considered a tool of speech which I find that aspect to be true. It is comforting to know or read online of others who don’t make us feel that we are the only ones going through a stage/moment/emotion. Although I do not find this to be a good thing because of the decrease of actual  communication with live people you can have face to face contact with versus living virtually. It is a good way to escape or to even to repair yourself but that should all come from within. The internet is of better convenience to spread contact and knowledge easier and faster; should be looked at with encouragement.

Lessig explains how artists should embrace their work so it could “teach one of the lessons to the others”. I fully agree because it seems like we are in the modern mannerism era where we imitate the works of true professionals and yet somehow make it into our own to give new meaning to something old, is also a gift. What you take from it should be allowed but the question is will our work be copyrighted as well?

Copyright was put to protect the artistic ideas of others if not than it would be a whole bunch of stealing. Should we extend it to others is another issue but not one that could be easily tackled due to the high volume of internet users.  So No, I do not think the law chokes creativity. Creativity is not stifled if its true to you. Meaning if it is true creativity than you can make do with what you have. I believe we already have a leniency where there is fair use; meaning copyright material may be used for criticism, news, research, teaching without the need to ask for permission, or payment. I do not feel that videos using copyright material should be taken down if there is no means for commercial use. I think remixes, gifs, memes should not be a problem because of the fact it creates the online communication of emotions and similar circumstances. I do not think that there should be much thought to what you use for creativity as long as you don’t prepare to use it for profit.

Socially Private

Now yea I like being open about who I am but not really online. I have a facebook, instagram, and a youtube account. Both my facebook and instagram are private so people have to send me a request before they can add. I do this because I want to have control of who sees what I post, I mostly just add person who I know in person. On youtube I have it public because what I post there which is pretty rare, it’s something that I want more of an audience to see it. Reading this article hasn’t really change my mind about the way I use social media because I already had a similar way of thinking. Making sure that I don’t put things that I don’t want people to see or that I might regret.