Thesis

As people are becoming further immersed into their technology, the line between the virtual and real world is blurred and humans are seen as machine-like entities. For example, in the novel Snow Crash as humans become integrated into the Metaverse thei…

A Real Girl: Intersection between Gender and Technology

In the short story entitled A Real Girl, the author Shariann Lewitt presents the argument that as we become more attached to our technological devices and plugged into this digital age, we essentially lose the concept of our humanity. In other words, w…

Essay #2

Jenn Andrews The essay topic that interested me the most is the fourth option, which discusses the connection of cyberspace with the withdrawal from community. I think many times we don’t realize how connected we are with our technology because we he…

Snow Crash Themes

In the novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson questions the roles of sex in society, or in other words the issue of femininity versus masculinity. He argues against the rigidity of these roles, as one who opposes these societal norms faces the risk of other…

Connected but Alone

Jenn Andrews In Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk entitled “Connected but Alone,” she addresses key issues and topics that are evident in this new digital age. Turkle opens her discussion by making the comment that earlier on in the day her daughter sent …