Who would have ever thought that something as trivial as a hairstyle would make me feel more courageous in expressing myself in general? Surely, I have always been exceptionally feminine and interested in aesthetics, but wearing my hair in pin curls makes me feel this fun lack of shame about who I am in ways […]Read more "Pin Curls, Self Expression, and Body Positivity"
What would it be like to experience the world with advanced adaptive capabilities, the freedom to learn and comprehend tremendous amounts of information in very little time, a disembodied ability to co-exist and interact simultaneously in multiple conversations at once, and almost unlimited insight? Spike Jonze’s newest film Her, his writing debut, approaches some of […]Read more "The Phenomenology of an Artificially Intelligent Operating System: Review of Spike Jonze’s “Her”"
When I was a child, I did not understand the passage of time. I would feel a sense of loss, anxiety, and confusion as moments would drift and fade in and out of focus from one to another. Time seemed like this elusive, all-powerful force that would discombobulate my sense of presence in moments and […]Read more "Total Presence"