Tag Archives: Martin Heidegger

In Which Mae Refuses to Enframe the World

The moment in Dave Eggers The Circle that this post will be focusing on appears on what should be pages 270-271 of the paperback. My digital copy is paged slightly differently, so forgive me if the page is not exact. This moment … Continue reading

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Blog Post 2, Utopia or Dystopia?

Mercer, our first look into an actual voiced opinion of someone who does not trust or like the circle. This varies from what we have heard before, which was a second hand story told by workers of the Circle talking … Continue reading

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What is it to be human?

What is it that makes us human? As ambiguous as that question is, and will always remain, it is a question that we must remind ourselves of, especially living in a society that is dominated by technological influence. Neveldine and … Continue reading

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Is it Really All That Different?

In Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s 2009 film Gamer, the game “Society” is much like a sensationalized, ultra-sleazy and barbaric version of modern-day Second Life – the key difference being that avatars are real people who have consented to being … Continue reading

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But where danger is, grows the saving power also.

In The Question Concerning Technology, one of the least detailed points that Heidegger covered was that while technology is dangerously used to enframe, it also has the power to “save.” He interpreted Hölderlin’s quote to mean that enframing is destined to, at some … Continue reading

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Gamer, not a game at all

A futuristic society completely controlled by media seems far-fetched but in Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s film Gamer it becomes very clear, through the “games” of “Society” and “Slayers,” a modern society can become subject to the possibilities of one … Continue reading

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Gamer in relation to Heidegger

So far in this class we’ve talked a lot about telling stories with technology, hence the name of the class narrative and technology, but the thing we’ve talked most about seems to be how technology is important in our lives … Continue reading

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