The Aggregate: Book Banning & E-waste

The Aggregate: Book Banning & E-waste

“Aggregate is a unique word. As a noun, it indicates different elements brought together in the same place. As a verb, it seeks to collect and assemble disparate pieces to create a more cohesive whole. This column seeks to do both of those things; breaking down some of the biggest stories in print journalism each […]

Digital Apocalypse

Digital Apocalypse

Technological advancements have revolutionized every facet of society. Today, technology has fully embedded itself in the DNA of the human race. It is the perfect tool that allows the human mind to push the boundaries of what is possible continually. However, with the eruption of progress that it has allowed society to make, certain adverse […]

When Fiction Becomes Reality

When Fiction Becomes Reality

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we’re part of the medium. The scary thing is, we’ll lose our […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

James Cameron burst onto the scene in 1984 with The Terminator, and two years later in 1986 he released his second feature, ALIENS (to pretty much near-unanimous praise); thus Cameron had already begun a love/hate relationship with technology. As a storyteller and a director, he was well aware of the possibilities of technology, both as […]

Reinventing The Wheel: How TV Plans to Keep us Watching

Reinventing The Wheel: How TV Plans to Keep us Watching

The days where we could all just kick back and watch TV may soon be behind us. Faced with constant competition and changing viewing habits, traditional television production is moving toward a new normal that will require a bit more active input on the part of the viewer to keep them actively watching. What exactly […]

The Virtual Actor: Hollywood’s New Leading Man

The Virtual Actor: Hollywood’s New Leading Man

Technology’s been getting kinda crazy lately. Self-driving cars, RFID chip implants, that one backflipping robot. I finally feel like we’re starting to move into the sci-fi future the ’80s promised us. Even mundane technological developments are changing what we accept as real or not real these day. Soon even being dead may not be such […]