Profile

Cover photo
Chris Knowles
Worked at Honors College at FIU
Attends Florida International University
Lives in Miami, FL
59,783 views
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
But what about abnegation? Quitting a losing ranked game?

Cookie Clicker was pure Skinner box, but not inhumane. How do we measure humanity?
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's Good to be Despicable! Play Despicable Me: Minion Rush for FREE now!
Experience the brand-new Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Gru’s loyal, yellow, m...
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I really liked this presentation and the speaker's handling of gendered entertainment. It's really hard to find such a calm and reasonable approach to a coed reality. I wonder what he thinks about video games.

I realize I'll sound like a Halo fanboy for saying this, but I think the Halo series and in particular the expanded universe (books, movies, and radio broadcast) really does an above average job at integrating women in humanity. You fight alongside female Marines, are advised by an emotionally complex female AI, and take orders from women throughout the games (Keyes, Carter, Halsey). Very memorable female characters pass the Bechdel test dozens of times (Jan, Roni, Ghillie).
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
RapGenius may have settled, but that says little about their opinion of their use and more about their opinion of the odds of them succeeding when push comes to shove.

It's more a statement about the lack of fair in the world than about the lack of fair use in the site.
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's Good to be Despicable! Play Despicable Me: Minion Rush for FREE now!
Experience the brand-new Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Gru’s loyal, yellow, m...
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I must have missed something. Gender as performance makes sense, but why does that mean we can't BE gender or even a member of one? Just as Shakespeare might be called The Bard, can't John Wayne be The Man? If I can't be a man, wouldn't it follow that I can't be a violinist or stagehand or any given performance?

It's seems like we are men or women or what have you because it's a performance, and that performing as something else may not be unnatural, but is certainly harder to recognize. Like an unfunny comedian or out of tune violinist. If we have a right to judge a performer, wouldn't we also have the right to judge someone claiming to perform the character 'Man' but missing all its hallmarks?

At first pass, that might sound like bigotry, but what I'm suggesting is to leave the hard coded genders in the Sims and add a + button. Define your own genders. Maybe this Sim will be a Transylvanian and that one a BMO. And assumptions will naturally follow from declaring your performance, because performances are charged with expectation.


2
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

Shared publicly  - 
 
The bearded lady, +Claudia Lanio 
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Where "Reality TV" really manipulates us is not in our understanding of capital P Privacy, the virtue or institution, but little p privacy, the adjective. How private must a private moment be? If the audience, but not castmates, hear a phone call or interview, was it private? Who should be allowed to read private messages? Private posts? This collection of seemingly unimportant, ad-hoc words builds up to overtake our understanding of Privacy.
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

Shared publicly  - 
 
also might as well explain all of elementary algebra You can download this video via torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:8E674518C6DF385229E541A3055463998C6B4492&dn...
1
Add a comment...

Chris Knowles

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Something I really like about this model of native vs immigrant, regardless of whether it's true or not, is that it isn't just about age. My church recently finished a series of sermons about understanding generations. At first I thought it was a great idea, but as we went on I found that there is no such thing as a generation. There are only distributions of ideas, "populations" as the video calls them.

My mom was born in Cuba at the time of the baby boom, so convention says she's a baby boomer. The truth is, she's an immigrant to the baby boom- the culture's ideas, icons, feelings, they were all second hand to her. My father fits the demographic to a tee: born of a soldier, two siblings, Beatles and BeeGees. He speaks of the time with an accent of "you had to be there" because he actually was there.

At the same time that digital natives are roaming about, there are hipsters and makers and YouTubers, each of them probably meeting a rigid criteria, but also defining a demographic which, at best, marginally overlaps with "Digital Native". They speak with accents of their own cultures, they have something that binds them that is so much bigger than their year of manufacture.
1
Add a comment...
Work
Occupation
Web Developer
Employment
  • Honors College at FIU
    Webdev, 2011 - 2014
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Miami, FL
Education
  • Florida International University
    IT, 2010 - present
  • South Miami Senior High
    TVProduction, 2006 - 2010
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
March 26
Relationship
Engaged
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Transmission
  • AlphaBear
  • Kingdom Rush
  • Atomas
  • Paperama
  • Shuffle My Life
  • Bitcoin Billionaire
  • Orbits ™
  • Chrooma
  • Threes!
  • Sporos
  • Assassin's Creed Pirates
  • Despicable Me:Minion Rush
  • Tetris Blitz
  • Angry Birds Under Pigstruction
  • Fallout Shelter