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Opinion: VR is a new reality of storytelling

Opinion: VR is a new reality of storytelling

Have you ever wanted to relive your dreams? What about creating your own story in virtual reality? One booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books just might have made my dreams become a reality. The Festival of Books, held at USC on April 13 and 14, was host to...

Woe is lee: Reflecting on childhood and growing up

Woe is lee: Reflecting on childhood and growing up

I’m no expert in the field of childhood. As a 17-year-old, I don’t nearly have as much experience as my parents or elders that talk about their “distant memories.” But at 17, there are clear points in my fuzzy memories that the childhood me couldn’t live without, the...

Games for Change at the LA Student Challenge

Games for Change at the LA Student Challenge

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. Fueled by over $100 billion of worldwide revenue in 2017, the video game industry far exceeds the global industries of film and recorded music. But what kind of impact is all this gaming having on...

Fauxcellarm: phantom vibrations

Fauxcellarm: phantom vibrations

Cell phones: devices with the power to shape an entire generation of young people, so much that people born post 1995 have been dubbed the “iGeneration” because they have always existed in a world where smartphones existed. And because of the omnipresence of smart...

Opinion: Youth and Technology

Opinion: Youth and Technology

Kids with cell phones are now completely normal. When parents don’t want to deal with their crying child they just hand them a cell phone. I’ve seen that occur on many occasions at the market. Personally, I don’t have a problem with it because, hey, as long as the kid...