History 427 / History of the Information Age

History 427 is going to be about the History of the Information Age that has a variety of different ideas for what can be considered the Information Age and when it does start. This category is going to have blog posts of what we are discussing and working on (This could include readings, assignments, etc.). Blogging about certain things throughout the week.

Reflection Post on the Class

I think the overall semester for History 427 was a really fun class to be a part of and be able to learn from each other throughout the assignments and classroom discussions, whether they were on Zoom or in the Classroom itself. What I learned throughout the class was how important the Information Age really...

TimelineJS Reflection Post

With our final “project” of this semester, we are to contribute to the class Timeline that was created by Dr. McClurken, and the way that I wanted to contribute was through one of the first things that I ever used technology wise, PlayStation. Now I grew up on the PlayStation 1 and 2 as well...

TimelineJS Project

Here is the TimelineJS Project Submission.

Checking In for Week 13

With us reaching a conclusion to the course here soon, I have enjoyed being in this class with not just Dr. McClurken, but all of the others in this class to be able to have great discussions with and be able to learn some new ideas and skills from one another. I am excited to...

Weekly Check-In for 427

This week we are talking about Information Overload and the Rise of Phones. Both of those topics seem quite interesting to me and thinking about how many weeks are left in this class, we are getting to somewhat of a conclusion in the course. At least I hope that we are getting to a conclusion...

Social Media Profile: William Higinbotham

With our next project in History 427, we are creating a “imposter” Facebook Profile for a person of our choosing, so being the gamer that I am I thought why not use someone that is considered the “Grandfather of Video Games,” William Higinbotham. The link for the page itself is https://www.facebook.com/william.higinbotham.58/. When I started working...

Weekly Check-in for 427

So this week we are going to start looking at the social media platform project where we are picking someone that is influential to communication and create a Facebook page about them. With that in mind, this is going to be similar to how the live-tweeting event from last week, but we are actually creating...

Reflection on the Live-Tweeting Assignment

With an assignment like this, I was thinking that it would be fun to try and put myself in the shoes of someone depending on when and who I was going to pick for this assignment. I liked the idea of doing something with the Attack on Pearl Harbor because it really was one of...

Historical Live-Tweets From Pearl Harbor

Down below are fictional tweets that Doris Miller would have been thinking about before and during the first stages of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. I will give my full reflections on the assignment in another blog post.

Propaganda Campaign Project Blog Post

This was a very fun project to work on especially with the stuff that we were supposed to for the overall project itself. I liked how we had to implement a broadcast/podcast, a couple posters, and a newspaper article. I enjoyed working with the group that I was in especially with how much fun we...