Levels of Mediated Aliveness, Mozilla Hubs, and 1984 – Part One

by Todd Ellis, Director of Teaching and Learning, Grayson College This post is the first in a two-part series and is, in part, a response to last month’s post, "Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me: 'Liveness,' Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World" by DigiTex Executive Director Judith Sebesta. “We now live in … Continue reading Levels of Mediated Aliveness, Mozilla Hubs, and 1984 – Part One

Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me:  “Liveness,” Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World

by Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex      “Going outside is highly overrated.”  ― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One Does anyone else sometimes feel like you are living in the pages of Cline’s dystopian 2011 novel? Set in the near future of 2045, Ready Player One depicts our planet on the brink of chaos and collapse. … Continue reading Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me:  “Liveness,” Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World