Archive for August, 2011

In the beginning…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hey all,

My name is Kyle Allwine and I am a senior here at UMW.

Honestly, I am excited about this course. Previously, I have taken Dr. McClurken’s American Technology and Culture class. It was great to learn about the history of objects that one uses each and every day. For me, that is continued into this class. I consider myself a technologist. I utilize every single social media outlet possible, and I am interested in understanding how culture has been impacted by information. As an educator, one cannot imagine that in twenty years the history of the computer, internet, and social media will not permeate into the standards of learning for schools across the nation. How does one make sense of the largest expanse of knowledge ever assembled (The Internet). *Insert suspenseful music here.* In all honesty, how will we, as historians, create confines for the study of the information age. This is what interested me enough to take this class.

Around campus, I am a COAR Counselor for Children’s Fitness, a Washington Guide, and History Department Rep. At home, I am a tree and goat farmer. My goats are Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Mary, and Washington. Mary and Washington may be pregnant. I will find out in late October. If they are, then I will have baby goats again.

My Goats

 

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