I have two ideas for my blog theme and am already leaning towards one of them, but I would love to know what you think.
The theme that I am leaning more towards is the investigation of the downsides of media and technology. To do this I would explore different communities that either reject technology in someway, or do not use it for lack of access. Additionally, I would like to engage with older forms of communication and consider their advantages over more modern technologies. Examples of some topics I would like to explore are: A history of communication in the United States, access to computers and technology in America, the Amish rejection of technology, rejection of technology/work by Jewish people on Shabbat as well as other holidays, and letters vs. email. Just some thoughts.
The second theme I am considering is to truly discover my own stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is such a widely debated issue in our society and I don’t feel I am as educated as I should be on the issues surrounding the conflict. I am mostly considering this topic because I have been invited to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Annual Conference in Washington DC this March, and I feel like this blog could be an interesting platform by which to educate myself more about the issues, report on the conference, and ultimately form my own stance.
If you have any ideas based on my above interests, or have any thoughts or comments please let me know. I can’t wait to get this blog up and running!