• A young girl sitting at the table using her tablet to practice writing her letters. There is a black and white filter on the image and the tablet is in color.
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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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    Think Of Your Future Campaign

    One Text or Call Can End it All. #ThinkOfYourFuture Texting and driving can rob you of your entire life, and all of it’s precious moments. The suspense won’t kill you, but texting and driving can. #ThinkOfYourFuture References (create hyperlink)

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    Making the Internet More Sustainable

    It is no secret that the internet has taken over the world. It is essential in daily life for most people and businesses everywhere. In fact, according to senior lecturer in electronic engineering Jeff Kittle and Statista, “around 4.6 billion people use the internet¬†every day“. However, have you ever wondered how much energy your internet usage consumes? The answer might shock you. There are important things to think about when identifying the sustainability of your website usage. Some key things to consider are: What is a website carbon reading? I’m glad you asked. A carbon reading will determine a website’s average CO2 admissions per visit and how it compares to…

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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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