Musings and Mumblings
The inner monologue of Kiley Fischer

Ok, we all know that Vitamin C’s “Graduation” is probably the most overplayed, overrated graduation song out there. But, look, I’m graduating in six days and I’m feeling sentimental.  Let me have my moment. That being said, this is it.  My final blog portfolio — and entry — of my undergraduate career.  I never thought this day would […]

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I will be completely and totally honest: I have no idea what to write for my research paper. What I do know is that my current project involves the pros and cons of social media: cyber bullying, business success, ect. What I don’t know is how to turn this into a 15-page paper. … Um…help? […]

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 Ok, Gaston.  Let me explain.  Ever since I’ve had a really good hold on my imagination, I’ve been a little adverse to picture books.  I don’t like having an image clearly set in my head by someone else’s imagination. (In your case, Gaston, I’m surprised you can even hold the book right-side-up.) I digress.  Of […]

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I have to admit.  The most interesting thing to me this time that Hayles wrote (and I’m using the phrase “interesting thing” loosely) was the story The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.  For some reason, the idea of hallucinogenic drugs being used as communication completely fascinated me. Now, don’t read anymore into that than you […]

Four months, four blog portfolios, one of each to go. Can I just start by saying how thrilled I am about both of those things? Ahhh… Now that I have that out of my system, I’d like to take a moment to discuss my depth, interaction, timeliness and coverage.  Once again, I do in fact […]

I’m not a technological mastermind.  I’m not even a computer person per say.  In fact, I generally push my computer at my boyfriend and beg him to fix it, because I’m more or less useless at tech support. I do like to think, however, that I’m halfway literate as far as terminology goes. Thank you, […]

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Here it is again: my argument that young kids with too much technology could potentially dampen their social skills. While talking about new media, Hayles writes, “On the other hand, media clearly determine and help constitute humans’ embodied responses, which include not only the historically specific conditioned reactions of a given epoch but also the […]

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“…in the 1930s and 1940s, people who were employed to do calculations — and it was predominantly women who performed this clerical labor — were called “computers” (Hayles 1). I love history.  Despite that, I didn’t understand the title of this book until I read the first sentences of the prologue.  “My Mother Was a […]

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When I was younger, I read a lot of Goosebumps books.  RL Stine, along with Ann M. Marting, made up a good chunk of my elementary school reading list.  That being said, I loved when a new Give Yourself Goosebumps book came out.  The ability to choose how or I would die (or, on the […]

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As I’m starting research for my term projects, I’m making lists.  I’m extremely talented at forgetting websites that I’ve visited, so I’m keeping track of ones that are actually helpful. That being said, I present my list thus far. 1. While it breaks my heart, this website has so much information.  Statistics, facts, and […]