Reading Summary 6

In this article, Melissa King writes about content moderation online, such as block and ignoring, trigger warnings, and privacy options. King states that content control faces “constant cultural opposition”, although using these tools is completely acceptable and useful to many. May people disagree with the use of content control because they believe that people “blow the abuse and harassment they receive out of proportion” and that content control use is an overreaction. People also believe that when being cyber bullied, harassment stops on the internet and that internet bullies do not pose any real threat to someone’s safety and wellbeing, which is untrue in multiple cases. In the past few years, tools like blocklists have risen in numbers because of the rise of bullying over the internet, which in certain cases can cause things such as anxiety or PTSD. In fact, online harassment is one of the major causes of PTSD. Women are more likely to be victims to this type of abuse than, more specifically women who are present in male dominated areas of work. The internet and technology use today has increased greatly from ten or fifteen years ago. With that increase came an increase in cyber bullying and internet harassment. Because of these increases, there has been a rise in the use of content control tools. Even though these problems have increased, many still refuse to see internet bullying as a real issue and deny the usefulness of content control.   King, Melissa. “Better Online living Through Content Moderation.” Model View Culture. Web. 09 March...

Digital Records #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10

Digital Record #6 This was an interior painting inside the walls of El Myr. It was of a little village and it’s surroundings. The entire interior structure of this restaurant, I believe, was once a blank canvas for people to add their own drawings/piece of life for the world to see. Digital Record #7 Above is an image of a Swordfish painted by an individual. If you notice, the small boy in the image, he is portrayed as significantly smaller than the swordfish. Almost an image showing “larger than life” recreation of a natural occurrence that this boy might face while fishing. Each wall is filled with paintings that are painted over another image and it seems to always have the option to change if someone decides they want to freshen up the spot. Digital Record #8 This is an actual picture of El Myr. This is the name of the restaurant and oddly enough the only location in the restaurant where you find an image of him. At least as far as I could tell. It is nestled in the rafters and is not drawn to by any means. We actually had to ask our server the purpose of this picture set off by itself. Digital Record #9 Here is an image of the bar as we were heading out of dinner. It encompasses quite the variety of individuals. From “hipsters” to “business-men”. It is in all ways a replica of what the restaurant felt like to me and my girlfriend. It was a place in the foothills of Decatur but still welcomes all types of people. The...

Annotated Bibliography Entry 6: The Psychology of Interior Design

Entry 6 “The Psychology of Interior Design | The Dirt.” N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2016. In this article, of the magazine “The Dirt,” interior design is examined and the affects it can have on humans.  In Hong Kong and other wealthy sectors of China, citizens spend considerable amounts of dollars for their homes to be evaluated.  The interior energy and layout is very important to how they feel about their place of residence.  Part of the reason why the dynamic of interior design is so significant is because of the differences between architects and everyday people.  Architects are trained to see form, light and color, while we only see walls, floors, and doors.  Where the architects’ intellectual approach and our emotional approach meet is where we find the perfect balance.  A living area that correctly balances our wants and needs helps to keep stress at a minimum.  Studies show that varied colors, window views, and dark flooring all are calming interior attributes for...
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