MS1 Final | Works Cited & Final Reflections

Here is my works cited for this long process and some final reflections on the project as a whole. I’ve broken out the citations into stages of the project, starting with initial concept research and continuing through the different iterations of the prototypes and final builds.

Please see my separate Wrap-Up post with last round Stealfie iterations, feedback from Major Studio 1 critiques on December 14, 2015, and final videos of the app demo and presentation, as well as a link to the code on my GitHub.

Initial Research

  • Gutting, Gary. “A Feminism Where ‘Lean In’ Means Leaning On Others.” Opinion Pages. The New York Times Company, 15 Oct. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <Link>.
  • The Digital Age. Hackensack: H.W. Wilson, 2015. Print. Reference Shelf.
  • Haque, Umair. “Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) – Bad Words.” Medium. N.p., 13 Oct. 2015. Web. 30 Oct. 2015. <Link>.
  • Koosel, Stacey. “Ethnographies of Social Networks: How Artists Negotiate Digital Identity | STACEY KOOSEL.” Interartive Contemporary Art + Thought Ethnographies of Social Networks How Artists Negotiate Digital Identity STACEY KOOSEL Comments. N.p., May 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Part 2: Identity, Virtual. Dir. Colin Marchon. Part 2 of Documentary Web-series Our Technological Identity Crises. YouTube, 20 Feb. 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Tranberg, Pernille. “Fake It to Control Your Digital Identity.” TEDxOxford. United Kingdom, Oxford. 2 Nov. 2015. Lecture.
  • Thornton, Helena. Digital Identity. N.d. Helena Thornton Art. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Ueltzhoeffer, Ralph, and Laura Maria May. “Project Textportrait | MoMA PS1.” Project Textportrait | MoMA PS1. Ralph Ueltzhoeffer | Projekt Nbk Ausstellung – Art of Words, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Wilson, Daniel H., and John Joseph Adams. Press Start to Play. New York: Vintage, 2015. Print.

Concept Prototype Research (Foggy Mirror & Steamy Selfie)

  • Brice, Mattie. “Gesturing Towards Utopias.” Design for the Century. The New School, New York. 12 Nov. 2015. Lecture.
  • Brooker, Charlie, and Konnie Huq. “15 Million Merits.” Black Mirror. Dir. Euros Lyn. Channel 4. 11 Dec. 2011. Netflix. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • “Freemium.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Nov. 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Furnas, Alexander. “Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 03 Apr. 2012. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Ronson, Jon. “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 14 Feb. 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Williams, Patricia J. “The Right to Be Forgotten.” The Nation. N.p., 17 Sept. 2014. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <Link>.

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Stealfie Prototypes

  • Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey. “The Truly Brilliant Design History of the Selfie Stick.” Gizmodo. N.p., 1 Jan. 15. Web. 20 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Coyne, Richard. Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1999. N. pag. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.
  • Hess, Aaron. “The Selfie Assemblage.” International Journal of Communication (2015): 1629-646. Web. Sept. 2015. <Link>.
  • Seiter, Courtney. “The Psychology of Selfies: Why We Love Taking and Viewing Face Photos.” Buffer Social. N.p., 17 June 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Van Dijck, Jose. “Users like You? Theorizing Agency in User-generated Content.” Media, Culture & Society 31.1 (2009): 41-58. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <Link>.
  • Van Dijck, Jose, and David Nieborg. “Wikinomics and Its Discontents: A Critical Analysis of Web 2.0 Business Manifestos.” New Media & Society 11.4 (2009): 855-74. GameSpace. Sage Publications, 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. <Link>.

Surveillance & Selfie Art & Design Precedents 

  • “Stanza: An Artist’s Engagement with Surveillance, Privacy, Technology and Control.” Digicult. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • “Getting to Know You.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 13 Sept. 2014. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Greenberg, Andy. “An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations.” Conde Nast Digital, 23 Apr. 2014. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Patel, Riya. “Dark Matter: Designing for Privacy – Icon Magazine.” Icon Magazine. N.p., 22 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Stanza. The Agency at the End of Civillization. 2014. Installation. Winchester Science Centre. Stanza. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. <Link>.

Final Presentation

  • Carney, Michael. “Will Our Future Dystopia Be One Where Privacy Is Something Only the Rich Can Afford?” Pando. N.p., 29 July 2014. Web. 8 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Coldewey, Devin. “‘Selfie Arm’ Gives Your Instagram Pics a Creepy Helping Hand.” N.p., 29 Apr. 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015. <Link>.
  • Jolly, Ieuan. “Data Protection in United States: Overview.” Practical Law. Thomson Reuters, 1 July 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2015. <Link>.

Final Reflections

As I mentioned in my other wrap-up post, it has been a great project and a great semester. Looking back at this research I’m reminded how far this project has come in just 6 weeks and how significantly it has transformed. I never imagined Stealfie would be what it is today at the beginning, but I’m so happy it has evolved this way.

I guess some ideas come in a flash of insight and need to be realized, and others take the slow burn, churning and twisting and bending and turning until they start to be tempered by the creator into the vocalization they want. Stealfie was definitely the latter which is new for me. I’ve always been a person of quick ideas, and not as much follow through as I would like. I love ideas and words, playing with them, mixing them up and thinking about all of their potential complications. But MFA D+T is a different place, you actually have to take these ideas and articulate them not just on paper, but through screens, in the air, through light and video and sound and wood, and in my case, a mischievous selfie app. Never thought I would do this but so happy I am.

This has been an awesome semester, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my whole life, and probably the most transformative experience I’ve had since I went abroad during my undergraduate. I can’t wait to keep exploring next semester and taking some of the things I started here into much much cooler manifestations!

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