17 02 2010

My subject for the group presentation was chapter 3 in Ulmer’s book.  I spent sometime preparing for the main points as I expected to spend the most time explaining those/relating them to how I will use them to electrify my project. However, when I started describing Alienation,-the feeling of homesickness, I got caught up with the idea of distraction, and we spent some time talking about distraction.  Distraction is extremely significant for electracy, and as I mentioned in class- How many great inventions or accomplishments have come without distractions? Not many! But distraction needs to be used in an electric way, and not a way detrimental to the project.  For example, if I were to put a picture of a clean room in black and white, with me studying, but then have a fish mounted on top of my bed in color, the fish would prove to be a physical distraction, but also a distraction with electracy as it was the first fish I ever caught in my life and I am an avid fisherman, and once you clicked it it would provide more insight about my popcycle. It is significant to remember that the distraction needs to be good, but to ourself, as opposed to my example in class of the popup of a office depot ad on a webpage, that distracts other peoples attention off of the webpage to want to click it.