Dean Quach

Dean Quach

  • Dean Quach
    Published 26 days ago
    How do stories affect our lives?

    How do stories affect our lives?

    Stories are told like legends or memories that occur to us as we spread our views to others, even if the story is about ourselves. Todd May, a political philosopher and professor, writes his essay based on how society affects us in a particular way. In his New York Times article, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” May writes about how stories have a meaningful value in our daily lives. He claims that stories have value to what we say about ourselves but most people are not acknowledging their true selves when they tell their stories. He often refers to a term called “echo chamber” which is basically a lot of ideals parroted back at us to make our stories seem believable. May uses personal anecdotes and hypothetical situations to support his central claim that we aren’t the people we say we are.
  • Dean Quach
    Published 26 days ago
    How did technology impact our society?

    How did technology impact our society?

    In our generation, technology has rapidly changed, giving us the ability to communicate, multitask, and so much more. It expanded its accessibility of computers, phones, and software from offices, to our homes and now in our own hands. However, technology has been used in many ways that both good and bad. Laurie Penny, a journalist, writes about the idea of having the internet and what it was used for throughout history. In her journal article “Cybersexism,” released in 2014, she talks about her experience of becoming a writer without the internet and how people threaten each other online. She believes that the internet is not “free” and that the internet is not for everybody because women are being discriminated against online. Emily Witt is a journalist who wrote on her experience based on dating and relationships. In her magazine article “Love Me Tinder,” released in 2015 from her book Future Sex, she talks about how Tinder became a popular sensation. She takes on a neutral perspective of dating apps and how they impact relationships, dates, and hook-ups by comparing other people’s experiences, in how they use various dating apps, and other users. She wants us to view the use of social media apps like Tinder, Grindr, and many others as a normal activity. Zoe Bernard, a tech reporter, discusses the start of developed technology and its influence on our culture. In her business article, “Here's how technology is shaping the future of education,” released in 2017, she talks about how technology influences and shapes our educational world. She believes that technology plays a big role in education because it allows us to accommodate learning styles when people adapt to technology and it also enhances the teacher’s roles in the classroom environment. Amir Talaei-Khoeia and Jay Daniel are two university students who are studying how technology can impact the effects of cognitive abilities. In their journal article, “How younger elderly realize usefulness of cognitive training video games to maintain their independent living,” released in October 2018, they hypothesized that through video game technology the elderly can remain independent by improving their cognitive abilities. In this paper, I will be discussing, analyzing and connecting arguments about technology and its impact on people from various and perspectives. I will also be discussing my thoughts and perspectives on technology and its current state in 2019.
  • Dean Quach
    Published about a month ago
    Do Video Games benefit our world?

    Do Video Games benefit our world?

    Video games are one of the most revolutionary things that have brought our generation to new heights for more than 20 years. They’re one of the greatest cultural phenomena that still exist in many different platforms such as Nintendo, Xbox, Playstation, and even PCs. Video games involve interactions that draw the player into the game itself. Video gaming matters because it engages the player, builds excitement, and captures the imagination. People have been wondering about a specific part of the video game industry; that is, do video games benefit our society? Scholars have been researching this topic for many years and have come up with various results showing some benefits in many areas such as education, the workforce, cognition, and others, however people commonly believe that video games don’t benefit anyone, especially if they are violent. I believe that video games can make a positive contribution to our society. They can help us not only improve our own health, gain better cognitive skills, help us in education, and enhance our creativity, but they also can increase performance in the workforce.