Media, Technology, and Education
Media

Reading 2.0

On our trip to Barcelona, I brought several novels as well as a couple of non-fiction books related to my work life with me. I can't stand being on a…
Society

Conservation

Spain (and probably most of Europe) is way ahead of us in terms of energy conservation. Flying into Barcelona, we were struck by how many wind farms there were in…
Society

Back Online

We got home last week from Spain. Great trip and only a little interaction with technology. We did find a place in Barcelona that offered free Internet access and so…
MediaSociety

Unplugged Vacation

We're leaving for Spain tomorrow. For the first time since 2000, we are not bringing a computer on vacation with us and so we will be completely unplugged. I'm looking…
GamesWii

Dr. Mario Online Rx

My latest addiction on the Wii is Dr. Mario Online Rx. It's a puzzle game (very similar to Tetris) that came out as WiiWare on May 26, 2008. WiiWare games…
GamesWii

Wii Fit

We recently bought Wii Fit and have been spending a fair amount of time exploring all it has to offer. There are many things that the game does well and…
GamesMaking MeaningWii

Wii Weaknesses

A recent positive experience I had with the Wii exposes a couple of weaknesses in Wii Tennis. Because they enjoyed playing with our Wii so much, Ann and Greg have…
DangersGamesWii

Back on the Wii Remote

I finally played with the Wii again today after staying away from it since my unfortunate encounter with a post (which you can read about here). My hand still isn't…
BloggingSociety

Blogging for Health

The June 2008 issue of Scientific American has an article called "The Healthy Type", which is about the therapeutic value of blogging. Research reported in the February issue of The…
DangersSociety

Did Robin Williams Say That?

Jeannette recently told us about an email that she received that is supposed to be a transcript of a "comedy" routine by Robin Williams. We discussed the fact that we…
Societytechnology and work

Hyperconnectivity

I recently wrote about being connected while traveling and said that I didn't think it was necessarily a good thing. A recent study suggests that too much connectedness, called hyperconnectivity,…
DangersGamesWii

A Tale of Wii Woe

I suffered my first (and, I hope, only) Wii injury last night playing tennis by myself against the computer. Because I was only going to play a match or two…
Making MeaningSocietyWii

Wii Fitness Age

The Wii has a lot of features that you can use with the basic set up. One of the most popular seems to be the fitness test that comes with…
GamesMedia

King of Kong

A few weeks ago, Ann, Greg, Evelyn and I went to the Red River Theater in Concord and saw King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. I was prepared to…
PhilosophyTeaching

Interdisciplinarity?

Ian Bogost's keynote presentation at this year's Game Developer's conference is about the notion of interdisciplinarity. Interesting stuff.
GamesSociety

Games for Little Ones

The other day, Evelyn and I were in BJ's in Tilton buying large quantities of gum and soap when I spotted a display of games for the Wii. I've been…
technology and work

Email Problems

We have been having some email problems on campus this week. I'm not sure what's happening but I do know that our email server will be updated in some way…
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