Micco Brisker

Blog Entries:

  • Racial Digital Divide in 2019 (Final Project)
    Micco Brisker Professor Jia COMM 385 5 May 2019 Digital Divide in 2019 (To Watch My Short Video Explanation Click HERE) As the digital age has evolved, digital inequalities have emerged alongside well-established social imbalances which inflames enduring racial, educational, and class divisions. Imagine attempting to board a moving train from a platform 50 yards…
  • Future Progress in Artificial Intelligence (Muller & Bostrom)
    In Future Progress in Artificial Intelligence: A Survey of Expert Opinion" by Vincent Muller and Nick Bostrom, they survey hundreds of researchers with an expertise in the study of artificial intelligence to determine the direction of our future with A.I. The study, published in 2016, mostly consists of survey questions, results and evaluations. Muller and…
  • Cultivating Humanity Towards a Non-Humanist Ethics of Technology by Peter Paul Verbeek
    "Cultivating Humanity Towards a Non-Humanist Ethics of Technology" was written by Peter Paul Verbeek in 2009 and asserts that the technologically mediated character of our daily lives has important ethical implications. In ethics, the question is ‘how to act’, but in our technological culture, this question is not answered exclusively by human beings. Verbeek takes…
  • The Personalization of Politics: Political Identity, Social Media, and Changing Patterns of Participation
    The Personalization of Politics was written in 2012 by W. Lance Bennett, a professor of political science and communication at the University of Washington, offers a framework for how collective action occurs and is incentivized through social media, particularly Twitter. Social movements like Occupy Wall Street, which reverberated throughout the world, was largely organized on…
  • Global Computing Online Social Networks and Global Women’s Empowerment by Ineke Buskens
    "Global Computing Online Social Networks and Global Women’s Empowerment" was authored by Ineke Buskens and published by Viewpoint magazine in April 2017. Buskens is a Principal Research Fellow with the Gender Tech Lab where she developed a research project on gender Ideologies and ICTs - learning to appreciate human diversity through digital innovations. Buskens argues…
  • Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment by National Institue of Mental Health is a report written by staff writers at the National Institute of Mental Health in 2017, so it is fairly recent. The authors explain how technology has opened an entirely new avenue for mental health support services and data collection. NIMH writers…
  • TEDxObserver-Robin Dunbar-Can the Internet Buy You More Friends?
    In his TEDx talk, Can the Internet Buy You More Friends? Robert Dunbar discusses the normative perception of the internet and social media compared to the reality. He explores the cognitive limits of the human brain and how it relates to the global village of the internet and human social groups overall. Robin Dunbar argues…
  • Robot Mediated Communication by Susan C. Herring
    In "Robot Mediated Communication" by Susan C. Herring, there is a significant amount of human interest placed on the abilities of robots to acts as intermediary for communication. This transforms traditional CMC and has become its own category, but the essential feature of communication is equally emphasized, “The most important component of communicating through a…