Not A Blog Post My Word 2016 Trial Expired I Need Somewhere To Write Stuff

Topic: Ideology In MGS2 Through The Lens Of Social Determinism The ideology:  Human ideas, culture, history; these things are like genes: they are carefully selected and passed down to future generations. There is too much junk data being produced.  Anyone can contribute to this growing collection of data.  This data must be sorted through, and…

Week7 / CENSORSHIP

In one of my previous posts I quoted a passage from Japanese videogame Metal Gear Solid 2.  I would like to discuss it.  Here’s the full thing.  (Context: The main character discovers that the mission he has been on is an elaborate simulation, and the Colonel that he has been taking orders from is an…

Week 6 / M otion Graphics

This opening nicely instills viewers for the sense of dread that permeates the entire series. It’s quick and simple.  Blood splatters revealing invisible figures; fitting, because the main character, Will Graham, is a blood splatter analyst.  Great show, fantastic everything.  Wouldn’t want to watch again; couldn’t stomach it a second time through.  Couldn’t even finish…

Week 5 / Infographics

TWITTER – SNAPCHAT – INSTAGRAM – FACEBOOK – GOOGLE CHROME These are the 5 pillars of my digitally spent time.  I check Twitter approx. 4 times an hour, averaging about 15 seconds per view.  I follow few people and no celebrities, so there isn’t much content to see.  I check Snapchat every time I check…

Week4 / My Digital FoootPrint

I am not famous; googling Shane Ehrlick will bring you to my Vine and Soundcloud accounts (both packed full of tastefully curated content).  My Instagram is much harder to find, and my Twitter nigh impossible.  My Facebook account doesn’t appear on the first page of a Shane-Ehrlick-Google, but can be easily discovered by searching my…

week3 / what’s my type ???

Yo! We see a few different fonts used here, the most prominent of which is bold and warbly.  This definitely comes through in the music; it’s groovy (not stiff) and induces a relaxed and wavy head-space. The various fonts are all distinct from each other and work in a way that the various fonts on…

week2 / CRAP ! Dsgn Prncbls

Hey friend, how goes it? Good! Let’s talk crap, let’s talk a lot of crap. Repetition and proximity are easily recognized in the string of birds.  The birds are aligned along the center of the cover, which contrasts with the billow of fog beyond them, making them the focal point.  The shades of the lake, fog, mountains and sky…

week1 / all about YOU (me!)

  Before this class, the term “digital media” brought to mind such things as Netflix, Itunes, HuffPo, Facebook/twitter/etc, and just about everything else available online. I have extensive experience within the digital world, having had access to a computer from a young age.  I remember the first video I watched on Youtube (Family Guy Brian…