October 4

My Technology History

Hello everyone, today I am going to narrate my technology literacy. To make long story short, I am going to elaborate on the following questions:

  1. What does technology mean to me personally?
  2. Why is technology important to me?
  3. What key experiences have I had with technology during my life?
  4. Where did my ideas about technology come from?
  5. Who and what shaped my views of technology?

To start with, technology means a lot not only to me but to almost everyone who breathes. Technology has become inevitable aspect of modern life that it has become impossible to avoid; whether you like it or not, whether you look at the positive side or the negative side of it, it is there. technology shapes the way I live and defines who I am. I rely on it extensively in my academia and in my home-related responsibilities. My two-year old son would stay at least ten hours on Youtube if we did not, following our family doctor advice, restrict it to two hours a day. My story with technology, if I mean by it here laptop, internet, email, googling, etc. started in 2004 when I matriculated into college. my technology literacy before that was driving the car, using the cell phone, air conditioning and all these basic technologies in everyone’s life nowadays.

Technology brought me here to the USA, wired me into IUP, connected me to the research community I want to belong to, and, again, defines who I am. Technology, even with its negative sides, is indispensable.

September 27

Tech Free Day Experience

Tuesday Sept. 27th, 2016

Although it seems from the first look an easy task that can be done effortlessly. It ends up being one of the hardest tasks you can ever carry out.  I have tried to perform this task but FAILED. I just could not do it. So, instead of writing my experience of a tech-free day, I would write why I failed, and how we have become tech-obsessed people. I work for a pizza shop as a pizza driver. My responsibility starts from receiving the pizza from the oven (which is technology) and box it (boxes were made through technology), then take the slip (which was printed through technology) see the address and then look up the address on my GPS (which is technology), drive my car (which is technology), call the customer through my phone (which is technology), hand in the pizza and come back to report on the computer (which is technology) that the delivery was successful. While driving, I follow the signs (which are technology), stop at traffic lights (which are technology), drive on asphalt (which is made through technology), knock the door or ring the bell (which both are made through technology). My watch in my hand (technology), my glasses on my eyes (technology). I just could not go one single hour tech-free. The only time I can go tech-free is when I am sleeping. Other than that, it seems impossible.

Now I realize how important technology in my life is, and how we have become rather in a digital life. Now as we are PhD candidates in TESOL & Composition, we have to realize how important it is to orient our attention to technology and digital literacy. We can not ignore it because it is everywhere.

My family would not have endured a day going tech free, since I have a small family and they need to feel safe by contacting me every now and then. I was thinking if I can do this in the future, what impact can happen to me. I am not even sure if I can do it. The question here is, can people really go tech free a 100%? no phones, no computers, no cars, no watches, no screens, no air conditioning, nothing that were not used two hundred years ago?

September 6


  • Primary Blog Question
    • When compared, the two film clips help illuminate a key question for this course: How has our relationship to technology changed over time?

Our relationship to technology has largely changed because we are having much more technology than before. Our understanding of technology has changed a lot.

  • Secondary Blog Questions
    • How has film technology changed
  • I guess now the features of technology has become way more advanced than before and that it has been able to visualize impossible and make it possible.
    • How have we changed as film viewers?
  • we have changed as film viewers because it has been a change in technology and in our relationship to technology so that we now are structured in a way that allows us to smoothly accept technological features and live in it.
    • How has our understanding of time evolved?
  • our understanding of time has changed because time in itself has changed to us. It has not become a mere tool of organizing our life .
    • How does fiction/science fiction impact our relationship to technology?
  • it has a great relation in terms of helping us visualizing the impossible and having fun at the same time. People usually love to be absent from their reality and go into a beautiful or unrealistic dream. technology offers them that things.


September 6

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