Reading Response #8

“ The course correction turned out to be more important than the initial direction.” – Clay Shirky

In a collaborative environment that is what we all need to do.

In the interview with Clay Shirky, he explains the fact that the collaborative spectrum is so broad that basically we don’t need to make final products every time. The problem with this is that the initial idea gets lost and only the final set of developers will get the “credit.” As I mentioned on class, I think this is becoming a moral issue, instead a technology issue. Continue reading Reading Response #8


Reading Response #7

Who owns the future?

Jaron Lanier, an American computer scientist and writer, talks about the massive amount of data that regular users are sharing online every day and how only a few hand full of companies are making money out of this data. Lanier wants to concentrate his focus on middle class and how a handful of companies are making money out of what users are sharing online; moreover, how these companies are not paying “loyalty fees” to the users. Continue reading Reading Response #7

Literature Review

During the last few years, electronic devices such as smart mobile phones, internet, and personal computers have taken information technology companies to explore new boundaries by merging these two technologies. As a result of this powerful combination, consumer product companies as well as health care organizations are conducting research studies to explore new possibilities using this new emerging technology called wearable technology. Continue reading Literature Review

Annotated Bibliography

Virkki, J. and Aggarwal, R. (2014) Privacy of Wearable Electronics in the Healthcare and Childcare Sectors: A Survey of Personal Perspectives from Finland and the United Kingdom. Journal of Information Security, 5, 46-55. doi: 10.4236/jis.2014.52005.

The authors of this research paper are using questionnaires and interviews to explore different perspectives from people in allusion to wearable electronics. The research was conducted in Finland and the United Kingdom in order to seek opinions from different cultures. The research has different sections including a brief introduction to wearable electronics, Continue reading Annotated Bibliography

Reading Response #5

Does Digital scholarship have a future?

In my opinion, Yes! As long as we can innovate and work in a new framework as Dr. Ayers mentioned in his article. Digital scholarship can be described as any scholar content “produce with digital tools and presented in digital form” (Ayers, par.7). As Dr. Ayers acknowledged in his article, there are many scholars who would like to integrate digital methodologies to their Continue reading Reading Response #5

Big Data – Book review

Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think – Book Review

Unless you are tech savvy, you probably associate the term big data with a large quantity of bytes stored somewhere; in other words, an incredible amount of data that we can only imagine, but as Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier explained in their book, big data is much more than a simple number. Continue reading Big Data – Book review


Research proposal


People often think that wearable technology can only be found in commercial electronics that can help us with our daily schedules, grocery shopping list, or as an alternative from traditional cell phone communications. The truth is that wearable technology has been around for a long time and the industry has been divided into commercial and non-commercial wearable technology. Continue reading Prospectus

Reading Response #4

This first article demonstrates the benefits of using wearable technology among elderly people in their living environment. Being able to recognize and respond to an emergency on time can be the difference between life and death in some occasions. This research is based on real-life recordings and a set of indoors and outdoors computer algorithms; to be more precise, researchers gather live data from people in different assisted living situations and compared the data with the preset algorithms to Continue reading Reading Response #4

Exploratory Writing

Many people assume that technology is degenerating society by making kids and adults more dependent on these devices. Right now, there is also a fairly new branch from technology that is drawing attention around the world, it is called wearable technology. We are living in a world where technology is not a luxury anymore, as a matter of fact, in many cases technology is a necessity. Continue reading Exploratory Writing