Hist 390 The Digital Past

October, 2018 Archive

Oct 14

Okay first I want to start this post by saying I am extremely conscientious of my clapping now because of today’s class. Professor O’Malley pointed out that people(often white) have no sense of rhythm and often don’t clap on beat. While I am a mixed child(Half-mexican, Half-white) I find that I am also someone who […]

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Oct 14

Finally we are back to music! I was actually really intrigued by class this week and talking about the Minstrel Shows. I think a lot of people know about “blackface” as it is called, as today’s society focuses more and more on race and the problems people of color face in today’s society, as I […]

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Oct 14

During this weeks class, we read A Mind at Play┬áby Soni and Goodman. We also had to watch a few videos on the internet and it’s history. This directly related to what was discussed in class this week as well. We talked a lot about the internet and it’s origins, as well as the origins […]

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Oct 14

Talking about the Cold War honestly isn’t one of my favorite topics. However, I recognize the importance of the Cold War on the development of the United States and our technology. Because I missed the last class, I thought it was helpful that Professor O’Malley did a recap of what was discussed in the previous […]

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Oct 14

Today in class we talked a lot about the differences between an idealist and a realist. This is something that affects a lot of life. Often people argue that people of the younger generation are “idealist” who don’t know how the “real world” works.┬áSometimes, that message translates to friend groups as well. I would definitely […]

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Oct 14

It today’s class. We talked a lot about how the “medium is the message.” I completely agree that the we in which we receive the message affect’s how we think of it. For example, a lot of people are more willing to trust a newspaper or book then they may be willing to trust a […]

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Oct 09

This is Hailey Bullis. I am a sophomore at GMU and I will be making weekly blog posts about my HIST 390 class. When I first heard about this class, everyone told me it was a good alternative to the other IT courses that are offered at Mason. While I agree that it is probably […]

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