Author Archives: Molly Pighini

Proposed Treatment for Visiobibliophobia: Heavy Dose of #IS6621

As some of you may remember, I began the semester with a discussion of my distaste for certain forms of social media or (as my friends would call it) my undiagnosed Visiobibliophobia.  While I would say my aversion had not reached the level of this phobia yet, I can confidentially say our class has shifted […]

Running in the Technology Era

As we approach the end of the semester, it took me a bit of time to come up with a blog post for this week. After reading @kkim312’s post surrounding technology in sports, however, I started to think about the technology used in other sports, specifically running. In anticipation of Marathon Monday, I felt a […]

Closing the Gaps in Education: Technology and Autism

As some of you may know, April is National Autism Awareness month. According to the Autism Society of America, “autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.” ASD may be defined by a certain set of behaviors, but it is also a “spectrum […]

Moley = the Future of Cooking?

Debating what to make for dinner this morning, I reached for my phone to log into Pinterest, an app I have recently found myself using almost every day. My roommate, who is quite an experienced user, got me hooked this year. I knew that I had butternut squash that was close to expiring. I wasn’t […]

Edges.Author.Cove

Many of you are probably asking yourselves what these three words have in common. Why are they strung together when they have seemingly no correlation? The answer may be found in the work of a technology known as what3words. This app and website were founded by Chris Sheldrick, Jack Waley-Cohen, and Mohan Ganesalingam in 2013. […]

Google’s Dangerous Use of Data: Calorie Counter Controversy

As the largest, most-used search engine in the world, with a global market share of about 90 percent, Google has no shortage of data.  In turn, this means they have no shortage of data/information about us (our likes, dislikes, activities, current interests), as you well know based your own internet experience.  This wealth of knowledge, […]

Visiobibliophobia

“Visiobibliophobia.” For most people, this word is entirely unfamiliar, sparking confusion similar to that felt above by our friend Ron Burgundy. While some may understand that it refers to some form of phobia, it is not commonplace by any means.  According to Uncyclopedia, this term was first coined in an “attempt to properly describe a […]