Sharon Daniel does a compelling job at introducing us into the painful and secretive world of the prison system. Before navigating the modules of "Public Secrets," I obviously thought I had an idea of what prison was like, based off of what I have seen on TV and stories I've read about in various articles. However, hearing the words of real women who are imprisoned has taken my understanding to a whole new level, and I think that if I had merely read about their stories rather than listened to them, it would not have had as great of an impact. In Bolter and Grusin's article, "ubiquitous computing" is defined as the idea that technology has infiltrated into our every day lives so much so that we hardly even notice it is there anymore. It is commonplace in our society, and I think that Daniel's project shows that in various ways.
To begin with, let's think about how Daniel has gathered the information that she has used throughout her project. For one, she has without a doubt used the Internet at some point in time for some kind of research, but beyond that, she states that she brought in a recorder to record the women in the prison whom she interviewed. Without this device, the majority of her project would not have been possible, yet using a tape recorder is not something we think of as revolutionary or "high-tech."
The layout of her project, however, is it a bit more technologically advanced, and I think that the way she presented the information makes the message much more interpretable and understandable by the audience. Given the option to navigate as we please, the audience can work at their own pace and interpret the project to their fullest capacity. I also think that, because the project is laid out using technology, it appeals to a wider array of audiences (except maybe the elderly who are less experienced with technology of this kind, but for them, they are given the option of reading a transcript rather than listening to the words). Overall, I think this was a powerful piece, and it's layout was captivating and enhanced the message greatly.