Essay POSIEL

Essay 2

A public must not die every semester (Erin Glass).  This is the first semester that I will not throw my papers into the recycle bin. During Spring 2021, I was honoured to take PUB 101. In this introductory course, students get to explore how new media have transformed personal but also social behaviour of the self. By using online publications software like WordPress, students learn how to create, disseminate and engage with the public sphere.…

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Mini- Assignment POSIEL

Mini-Assignment #6

Spirituality, science and logic walked into a bar, what do you think happened? Kim’s Eureka! Maybe not one of my sharpest moments but my digital garden has many other insightful moments.  Maybe the pun should have been “Kim enrolls to PUB 101, what do you think happened?” Kim’s Eureka. When I started Spring 2021 I was uninspired by remote education but this course took me on writing, designing and self-exploration adventure. Every time I had…

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POSIEL Process Posts

Process Post #12

Every “opinion article” about technology these days begins with “As a result of the technological revolution, this change happened” so yes, this phrase is getting old but it means that it has some truth in it. Technology has impacted our world tremendously and every generation is affected by it in different ways. One major transformation is media convergence. Convergence is a deep integration of knowledge, tools, and all relevant activities of human activity for a…

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POSIEL Process Posts

Process Post #11

With Google owning more than 75 percent of the overall search market it is clear-cut that they are the new leaders. If websites want to appear in a user’s search, then the website must follow Google’s guidelines. As with every public sphere, online communities have their own rules and behaviour. Google is no different. Google ranking system operates upon SEO. So if you want to be seen and known to an audience (customers or users),…

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Peer Review POSIEL

Peer Review #3

Hearing Trevor talk this week in class was extremely empowering. Trevor has a fun and motivating personality. As I was listening to his lecture, I started thinking of the business possibilities the web world offers. As we get to know our target audience we can also tailor specific content or products to them. Consequently, making revenue out of our site!  For this peer review, I was assigned with the lovely, Tracey Ho. I will review her…

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POSIEL Process Posts

Process Post #10

You might have read, my dad calls me an “OTC” and while I do agree I am a tough cookie, I don’t think my dad meant this kind of cookie.  As I was reading Suzanne’s blog about her experience with Amazon and the breadcrumbs I began reflecting upon all the digital spots that I accepted to collect my cookie crumbs. Wherever there’s free Wi-Fi I immediately log in, ‘oh Starbucks’ wants to track my data…

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Eureka Fitness Mini- Assignment POSIEL Yoga

When 2 World Collide: Yoga VS. Bodybuilding

Can you smell the flowers? Feel the heat? Well not really it’s still Vancouver, but spring is coming! This week in Kim Eureka I’m going to help you get the summer body you always dreamed of But as you already know me, I reject any idea of treating yourself as a body.  “You are not a body, you have a body. You are a soul” But I do understand the desire to look good, feel…

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POSIEL Process Posts

Process Post #9

In today’s interconnected always-online digital world, we can instantly access every piece of information at our fingertips. Yet, the reality is that as we wrap our daily lives ever further in our digital blankets, our understanding of ourselves and the real world around us can be confusing, doubtful, skeptical, or unsure.  As we race towards our digital hustle life, are we losing touch with our ultimate authentic self? Our roots in our undigitized past? While…

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POSIEL Process Posts

Process Post #8

To gain web literacy you have to learn the web (Mike Caulfield), in pub 101 we learn all kinds of aspects to digital information literacy. Yes, we evaluate surface acronyms such as RADCAB which helps to identify fake news, filter bubble and so. But we also learn how to handle the web. We begin to untie the inner complexity wires of the digital web. This week we received constructive feedback from our peers. Chi assessed…

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Peer Review POSIEL

Peer Review #2

Global readership is now increasing at a fast scale, we can reach everywhere, anytime. Anyone can become a publisher. As we discussed this week, our digital gardens help us to create a public. A personal place to organize and disseminate a discourse (Michael Warner). With our gardens, we can reinforce each others’ opinions, share a common interest and create relationships among strangers. Pub 101 gave students the space to express their voice and style with…

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