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.

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...

What is this week bringing?

With Wednesday being a day-off for classes and for me with my other job that day, we can enjoy a well needed break this semester since we have not had a break since before classes started in January. This week we are talking about Propaganda Campaigns where we actually have an assignment for a Propaganda...

Why Colorizing can be interesting

For my first project in this class, we had to colorize a photography pre-1890. The picture that I choose was a picture of Gen. J.M. Corse who was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. With the original black and white photography, it was hard to tell what the hair color would be on him...

Weekly Blog Post

With our new topics that we are discussing this week about Morse Code, I am definitely excited to learn Morse Code and see how it works. I have to say that the soldier that was captured in Vietnam, the video that was part of the announcements was really cool and interesting to me because I...

Weekly Blog Post

I think that the assignments that we have decided upon are going to be fun to do with the other classmates in the class as well as Dr. McClurken. With the discussion that we started out with on Tuesday, it was very kind of laid back and I believe that these discussions that we have...