Larri Miller

  • About Larri
    Junior majoring in Cognitive Science and Psychology, minoring in Sociology / Anthropology.

Blog Entries:

  • The Impact of Communication Technology on Privacy and Data in a Digital World (Final Project)
    To check out my short video explanation, click here! The Impact of Communication Technology on Privacy and Data in a Digital World             In a world dominated by the Internet, information is shared with ease, as communication technology allows connectivity to flourish on a global scale. However, with new ways to communicate and share data…
  • From Visual Simulation to Virtual Reality Games
    In From Visual Simulation to Virtual Reality Games, Zyda explains the possibility for game developers to “have the potential to influence not just the future of interactive entertainment but also the future of interactive training, education, and simulation.” (p. 32). In order to do so, he argues that video game research must have three key…
  • The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected
    In The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected, Nellie Bowles of the New York Times covers the digital gap from an angle most don’t expect: instead of the rich having access to technology and the poor lagging behind, the rich have the luxury to be removed from screens while…
  • Digital Na(t)ives?
    In Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation, Eszter Hargittai challenges the idea that those who have grown up in the digital age are automatically computationally competent. Instead, she argues that “socioeconomic status is an important predictor of how people are incorporating the Web into their everyday lives…
  • Technology and Dependency -- Social Media Addiction, Self Esteem, and Life Satisfaction
    In The Relations Among Social Media Addiction, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction in University Students, Hawi and Samaha explore, as their title suggests, the relationships between social media addiction, self-esteem, and life satisfaction by surveying university students in Lebanon. Overall, they interpret their results to mean that “independently from culture and gender, there exists a negative…
  • Connected, but alone?
    In her TEDtalk Connected, but alone? Sherry Turkle, professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, explains that “those little devices in our pockets [cell phones], are so psychologically powerful that they don’t only change what we do, they change who we are.” To Turkle, we live in a technology saturated world in…
  • Impression Management 2.0
    In Impression Management 2.0, The Relationship of Self-Esteem, Extraversion, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Presentation Within Social Networking Sites, authors Kramer and Winter investigated “the relationship between self-reported (offline) personality traits and (online) self-presentation in social networking profiles. (p. 106). Overall, they conclude that “people who feel competent in presenting themselves will take the opportunity to do so…
  • An Analysis of Course Site From the Perspective of Usability (Midterm Project)
    To check out my podcast, click here! To check out my proposed changes to Course Site, click here!   An Analysis of Course Site from the Perspective of Usability Every student that attends Lehigh University will have to interact with Course Site at some point during their academic career. As explained by Lehigh’s Library and…