Welcome to my website! I am still in the developing stages of the site, which is exciting because the next time you check back in, it will look completely different. So look forward to that! I am hoping to have a more extensive photo gallery up soon with pictures of my recent graduation. I am also looking forward to posting some of the papers that I have written recently, particluarly the one on video gaming and online social networks. Also, I hope to start posting pictures of the cermaics pieces I have been working on this semester.
Thats whats great about the information system highway; there are endless possibilities! This last week I have been reading Art Inc. by Bill Ivey. He discusses the issues that arise when we allow corporations to have intellectual property rights over our shared cultural heritage. By holding these artworks for ransom to each person that wants to build and expand upon other works of art, we are not protecting the rights of the artists, but instead the profits of those corporations. The by product of this is that we are slowing down our artistic creativity and taking away our right to a shared cultural heritage. We should be encouraging progress and artistic rights, not taking them away. The beauty of the internet is that the possibilities are endless. In this digital age, we need the freedom to build and create without worrying about paying royaltys on our own piece of art. Let the creativity and digital media flow!
So long for now!