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The Digital Breakdown

The Digital Breakdown

Learn how to discuss and navigate the past, the present, and the future of the digital world.
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Pose and Snap
Photography is an ever evolving art form, especially in the context of the digital world. In this episode, we talk to three photographers at different stages of their careers about Photography in the modern age. Kahn Douglas Williams, Michaye McIlwain, and Tee Barnes discuss what photography looks like today, how they themselves got into it and what someone new to the craft needs to know.  You can find Kahn on instagram @ikahnicphotos You can find Michaye on Instagram @michaye.x or on her website You can find Tee on instagram @melissab04 or on twitter @dNONconformist
May 20, 2021
The Three Ps of Social Media
How do you develop boundaries in your private, public, and professional social media? ASC student Bre Rogers, ASC alum Kierstynn Shultz, and Dawn Killenberg, who is the Career and Internship Services Director at Agnes Scott, share their unique perspectives on the dilemma.  Check out Kierstynn's fashion Instagram here:
April 09, 2021
This One Time at Agnes...
The story of the CDVL (Center for Digital and Visual Literacy)… A center designed by students and for the community. 
March 09, 2021
Live Honorably and Pirate...?
We talk to a copyright-smart librarian (Chris Bishop), a student familiar with piracy (Percie Thompson), and an IT manager all about buying software (Neta Counts) on the topic of being an “honorable digital citizen” and pirating -- and if both can exist in the same sphere.
January 12, 2021
The Digital Native and The Digital Immigrant
The Digital Native grew up alongside the tech-world we know today while the Digital Immigrant had to learn this new techie world.  Age, location, or culture may separate the two, but there’s a lot of common ground to be found. In this episode, we talked to Dr. Amy Patterson and Lisset Rojo Ramirez about how they adapt to new technologies, effectively use the ones we already have and everything in between.
November 12, 2020
Fight the Power, Part II
What does it take to be a digital activist? Agnes Scott's Center for Digital Literacy (CDVL) addresses this question and more in the concluding episode of the "Fight the Power."
September 18, 2020
Fight the Power, Part I
What is digital activism and why is it important? In Part I of this two-part conversation, Agnes Scott's Center for Digital and Visual Literacy discusses how the internet and social media has changed the nature of activism. 
September 04, 2020
Tech for All
With the help of Agnes Scott’s Accessible Education Director, The Digital Breakdown explores new accessible education initiatives for the Agnes Scott community and navigating a tech-infused world with physical, mental, or both types of disabilities. If you're interested in checking out some of the software or apps mentioned in this episode, here's a list (all apps have an associated cost unless otherwise noted): Voiceover on iPhone/ Voice Assistant on Andriod (free), Audible (free to download), ZoomText, Todoist (freemium), Claroread, Read&Write DSA Gold, and JAWS.
May 06, 2020
Crisis Mode
When every student on campus is forced into a remote education model, how vital is digital literacy for their continued education? What does remote education even look like, especially for a college that prides itself on its small, in-person classes? In this episode of The Digital Breakdown, three members of a college's edu-tech center discuss their institution's approach to online education during a crisis. 
May 04, 2020
The Digital Get Down
What is digital literacy? Why does it matter? To answer these questions and more, we hear from two college students and a long-time edu-tech expert. 
March 26, 2020