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Obama To Be First Wired President

Posted in Actuality, Forensics, Uncategorized with tags , on November 23, 2008 by astrangerwithcandy

“Just as John F. Kennedy mastered television as a medium for taking his message to the public, Obama is poised to transform the art of political communication once again, said Joe Trippi, a Democratic strategist who first helped integrate the Internet into campaigning four years ago.

“He’s going to be the first president to be connected in this way, directly, with millions of Americans,” Trippi said. ”

As was discussed in class, we are living in truly unique times.  Beyond the sociological implications of Obamas election, he brings with him an unprecedented amount of access to the general populace  . However, this could work for or against him. While he is able reach people on a more intimate level, it seems like there is a greater potential for his message to become perverted by hackers and the like. In this day and age, we must be ever vigilant of the content we’re fed-for what looks like fresh salmon, might actually be…old ahi.

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How The Presidental Race Was Won

Posted in Actuality, Emulation, Forensics, Sampling, Uncategorized with tags , on November 8, 2008 by astrangerwithcandy

The biggest election campaign in history summed up in a five second gif. The fact that we can look back on this grueling election with this type of irreverence gives me hope for this country.