Feed the Turtle: Group Project

http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~schrist2/feedtheturtle https://twitter.com/#!/feed_the_turtle http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feed-the-Turtle/149730898466717?ref=ts Finding good food to eat on campus can be extremely difficult. There are many reasons why this is the case. For one, there are only so many choices offered at the diner- especially South Campus, and sometimes they’re just not good. Also, dining points and Terp Bucks can run out much faster …

Week 12 Journal: Using Lo-Fi Prototypes to Execute Project Designs

This week’s readings were about how to go about developing programs and how it’s important to make sure that functionality follows design. “Prototyping for Tiny Fingers” discussed the benefits of using lo-fi paper prototypes to demonstrate the interface of a program over using a hi-fi prototype. Essentially, lo-fi prototypes are more practical because they take …

Week 8 Journal: The Internet as a Catalyst for Revolution

Just a few years ago, social networking sites began springing up and became ways to stay in touch with friends. Since then, the sites have evolved from simple online gossip forums and hangouts to tools for organizing people and instigating revolutions. According to Stefan Wray’s 1998 article On Electronic Civil Disobedience, “As hackers become politicized …

Week 7 Journal

Richard Stallman’s article, “The Right to Read,” expresses the idea of illegal file sharing and the fear that the government or Software Protection Authority is an omniscient watchdog over our personal computer use. Could the government really track each and every one of us and monitor an individual’s file sharing habits? People like the fictional …