Ava with a megaphone leading the Take Back the Night March in Duluth, MN
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Disclosure and Doxing: Creating Ethical Guidelines for my ‘Me Too’ Narrative

Note:  This post has been adapted from a paper and slide deck that was presented to Dr. Florence Chee’s Digital Media Ethics class at Loyola University Chicago during Fall 2018. Special thanks to Dr. Chee for the invitation and to fellow SOC student, Lê Minh Hà Millie, for being a supportive friend and documentarian.

Sexual assault resources for Chicagoland universities
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Survivor Resources: Chicagoland University Edition

Loyola Advocacy Services Confidential  Phone:  773-494-3810 Hours: M-F 8am-4:30 pm | Weekends 24 hours *Hours may vary when school is not in session Loyola Advocacy Services Northwestern University CARE Confidential  Phone:  847-491-2054 Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm Schedule online here. Northwestern CARE DePaul University Survivor Support Advocates Confidential  Phone:  773-325-7129 Drop- Ins:  Located in Lincoln Park Student …

Wooden, Occidental Flour elevator located in rural Montana.
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Expired Film Project: Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota Grain Elevators

Admittedly, I have spent more time looking at the history and nuances of rural Canadian grain trade in the Prairie Provinces than the American Midwest. This photo collection, at this juncture, has no research and is purely driven by aesthetics. My immediate observation when determining photo subjects was to document grain and flour elevators in …

DHCS 18 program
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Two Events, One Day: Takeaways

Today I attended both the 8th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics and Panel 1 at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus. To be honest, there’s a lot to unpack right now. 1. DIGETHICS 8: Invited Speaker Susan Fowler I don’t even know where to begin unpacking this …

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Meet My Trusty Friend: Reference Manager

 “So how do you organize the digital resources when conducting research and do your citations?” Cue: the awkward scene in which girl shows multiple Chrome browser windows on a laptop, each so maxed out with tabs that only the icon is visible. Full disclosure, my iPhone had over 400 open tabs as well.

Brown and white bus shelter with flower hanging basket in Lappe/Toimela, Northwestern Ontario
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Bus Shelters: Rural Symbols of Urban Migration

Google Maps | Western unorganized Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario In 2016, the Northern Policy Institute partnered with the Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Board to release their report; Northern Projections: Human Capital Series. This report highlights the contrasts between urban and rural populations in the Thunder Bay District and serves to provide data that …

Pile of iPhone and MacBook Pros
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The Great Disconnect

“I think part of the problem is the internet. I know that sounds like a typical thing for your tired, old mother to say.  I’m not scapegoating technology. I think that your generation has a tough time establishing relationships because of all those app-thingys. Too many options–You can manipulate the world to suit your desires …

Abandoned Gary depot with graffiti along train tracks during the summer
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Gary, Indiana: An Introduction to an Urbanist Love Story

During the summer of 2017, I moved from Duluth, Minnesota to Evanston, Illinois to attend university. It was a difficult move and I had a hard time reconciling that I would be leaving “Canada Lite” and trading Lake Superior “grains and trains” for EL cars.