Online Memory Album

Welcome To Pine Point, an interactive video project by Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, brings you to a website with eerily nostalgic background music.  There’s a tired, strained male voice giving commands like “Click…Mouse click…Backspace ten…”   while pictures and illustrations appear along with the words, “Imagine if your hometown never changed…would it be so bad?” … More Online Memory Album

Decisions, Decisions

The three different readings and poems for this week were all very bleak and dismal.  The Stanley Parable is a game available on the digital platform of Steam.  My little brother has Steam and he plays a lot of different games, so I was excited when I recognized the format of the game.  However, I … More Decisions, Decisions

Social Overload

‘”It’s not that I’m not social.  I’m social enough.  But the tools you guys create actually manufacture unnaturally extreme social needs.  No one needs the level of contact you’re purveying.  It improves nothing.  It’s not nourishing.  It’s like snack food…endless empty calories, but the digital-social equivalent” (Eggers 134). In this quote from Dave Eggers’ The … More Social Overload

Act 2 Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Ever since I first read A Midsummer Night’s Dream years ago, this has been my favorite scene in the play.  Reading Shakespeare’s plays is extremely similar to reading poetry, so even this commonplace exchange between Puck and another fairy is beautiful to me. Puck and one of Titania’s fairies meet in a spot in the … More Act 2 Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare