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Wazed and Confused

A few weeks ago, I decided to download a Google-owned navigation app called Waze. I’d heard a lot about it from friends, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. Coincidentally, I went on a trip to Delaware last week and I was able to put it to…

The Walking Dead in a Digital America

The Walking Dead returned Sunday, February 8, 2015 for the second half of its fifth season. 15.6 million people tuned in. I was one of them. The show has a knack for subverting our expectations of a television show and what it should give us as viewers. A premiere, for…

The Significance of the Notorious RBG | Emily Miller

Four women have held the post of Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Four. Total. Ever. And they are all still alive today: Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. This is our very recent history. All but Justice O’Connor, who retired in 2006,…

Rerouting the Encounter Between People: A Review of Miranda July’s Somebody | Vaughn Whitney Garland

Miranda July’s newest project, the smartphone app Somebody, explores the notion that technology can serve as a catalyst capable of encouraging intimate meetings between people for the purpose of communication. Somebody users are asked to abandon the anonymity often associated with technology and physically interact with the world around. Somebody…

Ello: A Review

“Hello! Is it me you’re looking for? ’cause I wonder where you are And I wonder what you do Are you somewhere feeling lonely? Or is someone loving you? Tell me how to win your heart For I haven’t got a clue But let me start by saying I love…