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TFTF and Social Media

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After reading the 4 questions that were prompted, the “technology as a medium between relationships” stuck out to me as I immediately thought that a reflection on social media would be simple to do while maintaining an interesting argument.  I’ve had my fair share of problems with social media and communication technology so it turned out to be a solid fit in my opinion.  I wanted to film outside as it was a nice, reasonably quiet Sunday, and it would make for a more relaxed shot.  If I had more time (and better video editing skills) I would have polished the video up, re-filmed numerous times until it was virtually flawless, and redone the script maybe a couple more times.  When shooting, I tried to use as much expression as I could (not one of my fortes, unfortunately) to make it more engaging than a simple blog post.  There were not many challenges in the strictest definition of the word while making this video, but some irritants included getting the lighting right, and making use of expression and tone of voice.

Ted Chiang Video Response

What does the story tell me about my own relationship with technology?

In my video, I focused on talking about whatever I could relate to in my life today. I decided to have an office setting with technology in the background to make me look more credible and knowledgable about the topic. I thought a lot about how I would present myself; thought the text was important, I realized that presentation can make a significant difference after taking a look at the two videos we analyzed in class. If I had more time to complete my video, I would think about filming different sections of it in different settings to enhance the individual effect of each section and transition better. Although a video is much more personal than a blog post and makes it much easier to target the audience emotionally, subtle aspects such as facial expressions and body language can alter the way the audience interprets the text altogether, which makes filming more difficult.

TFTF Video Response

Reflection:

I chose to focus on the academic aspect as my response to the story because of how I notice myself being affected by technology in my work. If I let the technology do most of the work for me wen writing notes for a history class or completing a math assignment or even writing an email I notice that whatever skill I had in completing those tasks on my own begins to diminish. Spell check is a wonderful tool but if I have realized that if I just let the program fix my grammar and spelling mistakes than I lose the ability to catch those mistakes on my own. If I had more time with this video I would probably talk about different areas where technology has affected how I do certain things. For me producing a video was less challenging than producing an essay. An essay for one, is longer, more thought out, and less personal than a video. Visual communication creates a better connection between the author and his or her audience.