Lori Emerson said it’s getting easier to explain what she does, but still struggles explaining it to her own mother. Simply put, the CU professor is a poet and archeologist who has a unique relationship with technology and digital media.
The black screen flashes on in a dark room. A child moves the mouse towards the button labeled search. He clicks it. There is no turning back now. This poor, innocent child has opened himself up to a land full of sexual photographs and immoral references. A vast informational landscape… Surely this young child is incapable of staying away from all of the dangerous places that lurk in this tangled Web. Of course the parents would watch him if they could, but they’re just so busy with their own lives. In such a troubling situation, who will come to this poor boy’s rescue? Dah dah dah dah! It’s Internet Guardian Man to the rescue! “Don’t worry unsupervised adolescent, I will protect you from the images and information on the Web that I deem inappropriate,” exclaims Super-Filter Man.