Sheldon Brown is B.A Theatre Studies Acting major at Emerson College (Class of 2014). His credits include vocal performances in 99% Stone with the Theatre Offensive of Boston, Green Eyes with Company One & the Kindness. Numerous productions through Emerson College. His other credits include the Grand Inquisitor directed by Peter Brook through ArtsEmerson and the Shakespearean Jazz Show with the Outside the Box Festival & ArtsEmerson!
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What was the first piece of technology you remember using? What was your favorite (or least favorite) thing about it?
The first piece of technology I remember using may have been those kid computers you’d get as a child to learn your alphabet and math.
What piece of obsolete technology do you still use? Why?
Nintendo 64 because it’s the best gaming system in the world and nothing beats Mario Kart and 007 Golden Eye!
What is your favorite social network and why?
The only social network I have is Facebook, wouldn’t say it’s my favorite thing but it’s amazing how relationships and ways of staying connected with people has change so vastly through Facebook.
What has been your most moving experience with technology? Were you overwhelmed, touched, in awe?
During the bombings, phones weren’t working and the only way to let people know you were safe was through social media. All you could see were constant statuses of people sharing that their safe, consoling each other, never such a huge sense of community. A community bound by fear, sadness, and love.
If you could add one new button to Facebook, what would it be?
The “NEXT!!” button which would tell people this is unimportant, no one cares, or more importantly don’t dwell on certain things. The “BOOM, *drops the mic” button is a close second!
If you were to create a 5-song mixed tape to share with the world via the Internet, what would be on it?
Click here to listen to Sheldon’s mix tape, “Feeling Good.”
Smile performed by Janelle Monae
How High the Moon by Ella Fitzgerald
Night Time is the Right Time by Ray Charles
Feelin Good by Nina Simone
Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers