Thesis

The Stepford Wives film concerns sexual oppression in a patriarchal society by showing how liberated women are a threat to the patriarchal order in their outspokenness, persistence, aggressiveness, and goal or career orientation. Women are reduced to o…

Gender and Technology

In “Trouble and her Friends” by Melissa Scott, Trouble and Cerise are well known online “crackers”. She is a future version of a hacker and has connections to the web via “brain worms” which gives virtual reality a new experience. The brain…

Essay

For this essay I am writing about prompt 7 which examines how Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash represents and comments on race and ethnicity in the contemporary technological world. This interests me most because issues with race and ethnicity are …

Snow Crash Themes

One of the prevalent themes in Snow Crash is the extreme commercialization of society. Throughout the novel there are examples of corporations that should not be corporations at all.  This includes the police force, the government, and extends as far …

Ted talks: Connected but not Alone

In Sherry Turkle’s latest Ted talk “Connected but not Alone”, she catalogs many points concluding that technology is a device powerful enough to alter the human psyche. It is a means by which we change who we are and what we do. Technology usage …