I don’t have anything in particular to say except, “Watch this.”
Andrew McDonald‘s blog post “A Pictorial Guide to Avoiding Camera Loss” made me laugh. What a clever idea, and a perfectly executed one at that! I like the way this guy thinks. He recently published a children’s book called The Greatest Blogger In The World, which I think I need to buy because I imagine it is what my life would have been like if I had been born ten years later.
Geek and Poke is a hilarious online cartoon series about technology. Great commentary on what our society has become due to our dependency on the internet and various technological gadgets.
Disconnected is a student-made documentary that follows three Carleton students as they attempt to go computer-less for at least three weeks. The documentary resonates with me, as I too am a college student admittedly addicted to my computer, and I like how Disconnected focuses not only on the students’ desires to use computers recreationally, but also on the ways in which computers have become necessary to how colleges run – for example, online timesheets for student employment, computer programs for Chinese assignments, and Library search engines instead of physical card catalogues. I highly recommend this film, which you can watch online at Hulu. Here is the trailer: