Daniel's webtext, "Public Secrets", was done in a medium that I have not really seen before. That is why when I was watching/listening to the webtext, I immediately thought of Bolter and Grusin's "Ubiquitous Computing." I would consider the medium in which Daniel executes her text to be just as crucial as the text itself. The medium that Daniel uses brings her text to life and closes the gap between the text, the reader, and the real world. While watching, I found the way the black and white colors shifted and reversed themselves to be interesting and to having a definite relation to the text. Daniel's topic was about the barrier between a women's prison and the outside, seemingly oblivious world.
She related this to "public secrets" which is "secrets that the public chooses to keep safe from itself" (Daniel). She constantly referenced "inside" and "outside" and that contrast was clearly represented through the medium with the black and white shapes constantly changing and reversing, sort of blurring the lines of the barrier. A quote that really stood out to me in Bolter and Grusin's text that I related back to Daniel's was about the line between the text, reader, and reality. Bolter and Grusin claim "in laying icons, texts, and images over visible objects in the world, augmented reality frankly admits that it is a digital medium interposing itself between the viewer and an apparently simple and unitary physical world" (Bolter and Grusin 216). Overall, I think the medium of Daniel's text is crucial to the point she is trying to make.