My name is Dylan Boyle and I’m currently a senior Information Science and Technology major with a minor in Digital Media Technologies. This class seemed interesting to me because it is a combination of interesting discussion and technology. I myself use an iPhone, iPad, iPod, streaming devices, portable hard drives, laptops, and the list goes on. Technology is advancing every year and becoming a more of a “norm” that in past years. Having grown up with technology such as computers and cellphones as opposed to just 30-40 years ago where both were unheard of or incredibly bulky/expensive. Looking forward to find out more about all of these things and more.
Some of my more specific interests in mobile media have recently been cloud services and the databases behind them. Due to its fairly new appearance in common day households it has been a bit of a confusing concept to some and even was parodied in the recent adult comedy movie Sex Tape:
Although the “cloud” may be used rather broadly it merely represents an online access server used to store data. A common example are Dropbox and Temple’s own OwlBox. I personally am looking forward to possibly talking about different topics of data transfer and all of the ethical things tied into it. Due to the recent and rapid expansion of technology in modern day use it has been a bit of a grey area as far as the law is concerned. Overall I feel there is plenty for us to talk about and look forward to it!
Now some more about me I am 22 years old and two random facts are I really like cats and when I’m bored I browse wallpapers and sort of collect them preferring landscapes. As far as my favorite show is concerned that would be Futurama.
Nobody Understands the Cloud. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27GgP6BXR6A
Temple University OWLbox powered by BOX.COM. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from https://owlbox.temple.edu/
Dropbox. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from https://www.dropbox.com/
Futurama – TV. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/TheDailyLike/media/futurama-reason-to-live.gif.html#
I collected some Futurama gifs for personal use, but you can have them too :). (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from http://imgur.com/gallery/EeqBK
Futurama gif | Tumblr. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015, from http://weheartit.com/entry/50524102