Have you ever thought about all the little codes and numbers on a product? How many times does a single item get scanned and shipped before it’s sold? How often do we see this “language” without even noticing it?
Rows and rows of wandering minds,
not the definition
of a human as represented in
Not flamboyant like Kerouac.
Not mindless like Orwell warned.
Just adrift in a technological cloud,
more lively in a cyber-realm,
while holding packages in
in the other,
waiting to pay
for a bite of happiness.
The machines are singing:
clack clack clack
crush crush crush
thud thud thud!!
A serenade of doom
A meme of a meme,
fabrications of a conglomeration
all leading in every direction, but never exposing their inception.
Just an ever-changing evolution
of a figment
of an imagination.
Searching for a constant,
but remaining inconsistent.
A never-ending transmission from IP to IP,
an internet ping pong of an identity.
Who am I?
Lena Dunham once said, “I think I am the voice of my [the millennial] generation,” but most of the time, I wonder about what that voice sounds like. Who exactly are we? Categorically, the term millennial represents the people who were born from the 1980s-2000s, so those of us in our teens and 20-somethings.
1991. My birthday, and the year the internet was made accessible to the public. What a doozy! No, but for real, the internet has transformed human life in the most unimaginable ways. I can’t say from memory, because well, the internet has been around as long as I have. But I’ve heard stories! Like, remember those times when you had a question, and had to get the answer, you either a) phone a friend, b) drive down to the library to hunt through books for who-knows-how-long, or c) just… not know the answer.
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If you’re at all interested in education technology, you’ve probably noticed some big changes in recent years. The internet boom has dramatically altered the way educators approach their students, and given the momentum to the slow turning wheel of education change. Many innovators, entrepreneurs, teachers, and students alike are collaborating to keep the education system on par with technological advances (although we all know that the breakneck speed of technology is far faster than any other aspect of culture). So how is technology revolutionizing education? Continue reading