CDAE

  • Quantico – Pop Cult’ing The US “War On Terror”

    by Jane Sidley, Political Science major at the University of Vermont. The show Quantico is a new ABC series that quickly draws in viewers and makes us interested in what is going on within a fictionalized FBI at Quantico training HQ. The opening scene of the first episode has the...
  • “Constant Checkers” – Strung Out On Social Media?

    by Drew Steinberg, CDAE Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. While some view our advances in smartphone technology as only having upsides or benefits, there are many studies and experiments being done that would say otherwise.  Sure, handheld devices are becoming more and more useful every day. ...
  • #Addiction: Status Update 2017

    by Corinne Reilly, Public Communication/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. As media technology becomes a growing part of our everyday lives, so is the uncertainty of how these technologies are effecting us, particularly our youth. Social media is a new phenomenon that instantly connects you to millions of...
  • #NastyWoman: How a Nasty Remark Contributed to a Revolutionary Movement

    by Isabel Salcedo, Public Communications/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. October 19th 2016: a nasty day for many women that shall live in infamy. As the third and final presidential debate was coming to a close, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that many will never forget. As Clinton was giving...
  • Summoning the Demon: The Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

    by Joseph Callanan, Public Communication/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. On July 17, 2017, Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and CEO of SpaceX, spoke on the future of technology and the potential dangers it could pose on the human race – “Summoning the Beast.” Summoning the Beast refers to...
  • Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” – Western Media’s Flawed Coverage of the Green Movement

    by Emily von Wiese, Public Communication/CDAE major @ University of Vermont. Dubbed the “Twitter Revolution,” the Iranian 2009 Green Movement sparked the advent of social media platforms as political organizing tools. Iranians took to the streets after the 2009 presidential election, protesting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and demanding his removal from office....
  • #WomensMarch One Year Later – A Social Media Event That Shook The Nation

    by Heather Purchase, Public Communication major and Food Systems minor at the University of Vermont. On November 9, 2016, one of the most shocking and unthinkable presidential elections in modern political history came to an end when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. In reaction to Trump’s election and the defeat...
  • Blade Running Towards AI’volution – Hollywood Explores Artificial Intelligence

    by Tyler Pierce, English and CDAE/Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. Back in 1982, the film industry was blessed with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a groundbreaking science fiction film whose influence would ripple throughout the constructs of technological and cultural innovation for years to come. This film...
  • Social Media Addiction: #AQuickLook

    We have all heard people say that social media is addicting, but it wasn’t until I took a class that focuses on social media that I realized just how real the addiction is. The past few years I have noticed myself spending excessive amounts of time on social media...