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Why Everyone Should Know About Bitcoin | Monica Hunasikatti

Apparently, this thing called technology is progressing pretty fast, so fast that even Fox is beginning to believe that some fledgling networks will be used extensively in the future by featuring them in certain television shows. And Fox clearly is the head of what has the potential of being successful…

The Millennium Map Experience | Celia Landesberg

In today’s society, millennials often take many of the tools around them for granted. The various digital networks and technological tools that the millennial demographic has access to were not around even two decades ago. The world has seen a rapid cultural shift towards a global network, connected by individual…

Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy (An Excerpt)   |   Rebecca Earnhardt

Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy (An Excerpt) | Rebecca Earnhardt

Digital America is publishing an excerpt of Rebecca’s essay “Al-Qaeda’s Media Strategy.” The entire essay can be found as a .pdf link at the end of the excerpt. Abstract Al-Qaeda was initially formed not as a terrorist organization, but as an independent Islamist military faction (Bergen & Cruickshank, 2012). The…

Gaming the University of Richmond

Games of all shapes and sizes have been integral parts of society for team building, strategizing, collaborating and entertaining purposes. Students in Professor Bezio’s class at the University of Richmond used board games, video games, and game theory to examine significant concerns and issues that pertain to leadership theories and…

Designing Cities of the Future

Today’s cities are becoming increasingly dense as people choose to live more urban lives, which affects sustainability efforts put in place to protect the environment. Through the use of digital publishing platforms, students in Professor Scott’s class research innovative ways that a smart city can be implemented. How is it…

Unplugged: A 24-hour Media Fast

Instant access to friends, family, and information is part of the fabric of 21st century American life. Our devices are part of our extended selves, and we rely on them to archive our past, entertain our present, and coordinate our next future. So what happens when you unplug from your…

Branding Digital America | featuring Sarah King

After about a half dozen false starts getting the branding in place, our marketing intern, Erin Smith, brought us Sarah King. Sarah not only agreed to brand our journal—for free—but she also allowed us to feature the development. The process feature below takes you through the initial brainstorming stages of…