Gendering Hatsune Miku

Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and I have been working on our concept of the networked gender, building off the concept of the networked self to understand the co-constructive nature of gender identity. We will be publishing a piece on using this concept to look at BMO in Adventure Time, and this represents our … Continue reading Gendering Hatsune Miku

The Symbolic Interactionism of “Her”

Her is a movie exploring the tensions of love, relationship, sex, and what it means to be human. It is a beautiful romance between a man and his operating system that leaves both changed for the better.  It is a glimpse into what our future may be as the singularity is approached and artificial life is … Continue reading The Symbolic Interactionism of “Her”

The Golem’s Creator: How Communication Influences Life

Back in 1997, so seemingly long ago, I took a class at UW-Madison that turned me from a pre-med student into a double major of communication arts and psychology that would eventually lead me to become the scholar I am today.  For this class, we had to write a paper about the communication theories we … Continue reading The Golem’s Creator: How Communication Influences Life