Media, Technology, and Education
AcademiaMedia

Fringe

I am watching a new show on Fox tonight.  It is called Fringe and it's from JJ Abrams, the guy who developed Lost which is one of my favorite shows of all time. …
Teaching

AcademHack

My last post about my frustration with our faculty day speaker prompted some interesting discussion, with several people sharing their own, similar frustrations. So I thought I'd see if I…
Games

Honorarium

More proof of Ian Bogost's brilliance comes in the form of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  It describes his new game Honorarium.
DangersSociety

You Can’t Always Believe Your Eyes

In yet another step toward hyperreality, it has been revealed that the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics were (partially) faked. If you watched the spectacle on television, you were…
FaceBookMaking MeaningSociety

FaceBook Revisited

In honor of the recent release of the remake of Brideshead Revisited, I thought it might be interesting to revisit FaceBook.  I've been using FaceBook for nearly a month now…
Games

Kinds of Fun

Sit10 commented on my last entry that a friend had once told her that there is a difference between what men and women find funny. Men laugh because they think,…
MediaSociety

Identity Management

We joined millions of other Americans yesterday and went to see The Dark Knight. An interesting side note regarding my previous comments about immediacy--the movie opened Friday and the current…
GamesMaking Meaning

Game or Sport?

While we were in Barcelona, I picked up the European (Summer Journey Double Issue) edition of Time magazine because it's about the games that people play around the world. A…
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…
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