The Young Activist

  The heart of activism has always been centered with the youth. It’s a thought that Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California addressed to the crowd in attendance at White Hall this past Monday. He also took time to talk about the evolving field of social activism and the criticisms that young people have gotten for their lack of civic involvement.  …

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Music: The Advancement of Industry alongside Technology

In the 21st century. the music industry has become a focal point for issues and concerns related to the Internet, specifically with regards to the exchange of information on an open source platform. For the music industry, the Internet hasn’t always been the most welcomed phenomenon. Conversations around the Internet tend to deal with anxieties around lagging CD sales, piracy, the changing dynamics between artist/listener, and much more. Some of these issues were explained…

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Keys to Success (Advice for College Students)

Last week during class, we were fortunate enough to have Michael Feder come to our class as a guest speaker. Feder is the CEO of Fame Farm, a marketing and branding firm that serves a variety of entertainers, artists, personalities, brands, and corporations. More familiar is his work and early experiences with the famous House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe venues. A graduate of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, Feder’s…

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Too Much Yakking?

Everyday, it seems as if there is a new electronic application on the market that has become all the rage, changing the way we interact and create conversations. One such application is Yik Yak, which allows users to anonymously create and view posts in a 10 mile radius. As one could imagine, college students have become avid adopters of the app, as they can quickly procure information and be in the know regarding…

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3D Printing: The Marvels that Await

The recent emergence of 3D printing technology has piqued the interests of many who see the technology as an efficient, cost-effective, practical means of revolutionizing the industrial production process. It also allows for more flexibility and customization in the design process. From simple, abstract items to the more meaningful, 3D printing looks more promising by the day. After pressing the class to think about some current creations that may transition to utilizing…

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