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    The Highs and Lows of Humans and Their Technology

    Photographed, written, and created by Ashley Spencer A teenager is seemingly distracted by his phone at family dinner, they speak to him and he can’t hear. Ashley Spencer, “The Highs and Lows of Humans and Their Technology.” He turns the phone around to show them what he was searching for, a funny video he saw earlier, making them laugh. Ashley Spencer, “The Highs and Lows of Humans and Their Technology.” A group of friends gather for a night time hangout, for the time being they are focused on their cell phones instead of interacting. Ashley Spencer, “The Highs and Lows of Humans and Their Technology.” Moments later, the group of…

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    Photo Essay Thought Process: The Highs and Lows of Humans and Their Technology

    When I first set out to create this photo essay, I had no idea what I was going to do or how I would source my photos. All I knew was that I wanted to come up with an idea that felt real and relevant, as well as entertaining. There are many different perspectives on technology, but the debate around it is mainly either argumentatively positive or negative. In my personal opinion, I don’t think it is a black and white issue, and that is exactly what I decided I wanted to portray in my photo essay. After picking an idea, it was time to decide what photos I would…

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    Is WordPress REALLY customizable?

    WordPress is undoubtably a staple in website design accessibility. However, how much are you actually able to customize? Two interesting perspectives on the matter come from scholar Elisabetta Adami and another from Jordi Cabot. Both authors discuss the topic in their articles in very different tones. Despite being completely different, both of their takes are captivating. Adami argues that WordPress uses templates as a way to portray personalization despite the company controlling everything you are able to use. On the other hand, Cabot argues that WordPress offers unlimited self expression. Adami shares thoughts and theories such as “increasing templatisation of semiotic production democratises multimodal self-expression online, which was previously accessible…

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