Well I’m not blogging either, so there.

Cindy's not the only one not blogging.  Here are a few things I'm not writing about: 1)Transparency. Mark wanted me to write about it ages ago, and I've thought about it, and don't know what to say. Part of what troubles me about HTS is the overt lack of transparency (does that make them transparently … Continue reading Well I’m not blogging either, so there.

Living in Exponential Times

I promise I won't post youtube videos with every single post (haha). However, this time I will. One of my professors posted this video on our blackboard discussion board and I found it really interesting. There is also a wikispace that further discusses the statements made in the video. If all the statements made were … Continue reading Living in Exponential Times

According to the Discovery Channel, the Earth hates you… it really really hates you.

I think I have mentioned before how much I enjoy the pseudo- science claptrap on Discovery, The Learning Channel and Animal "If its alive, it wants to kill you" Planet. Hell, I WANT to be one of the talking heads spouting the claptrap. Casting Agents can contact me via this website. There are a number … Continue reading According to the Discovery Channel, the Earth hates you… it really really hates you.

Tak and the Power of Publicity

Yesterday morning my four year old daughter begged me to watch a tv program she had seen advertised earlier this week on Nickelodeon, entitled, Tak and the Power of Juju. For better or for worse, I was popular culture savvy enough to know that the characters and setting of this cartoon are based on a … Continue reading Tak and the Power of Publicity

Have I mentioned how much I like Anthony Bourdain and his show “No Reservations”?

Yes I have indeed mentioned it before. I like it so much because he starts at a place that anthropologists are trained to not go: the sheer love of the unexpected. We are trained to avoid being Indiana Jones, we are not just globe-trotting dilettantes, we are scientists! Well, that really takes the fun out … Continue reading Have I mentioned how much I like Anthony Bourdain and his show “No Reservations”?

Your Life as a Map

How many people are like me, so enamored of the latest technical plaything our personal sense of risk and reward is totally out of whack? In what I am readily recognizing as my continuing quest to give up all privacy, I have been playing with Google My Maps feature that lets you create and make … Continue reading Your Life as a Map

I am quite twtter-pated!

It's always interesting to turn questions around to ask the mirror-image.  People are very concerned about the power of a connected world to threaten our given notions of privacy.  But what about the mirror image of that question, what do we ask about the internet exhibitionists, like me?  You name the new on-line doohickey and … Continue reading I am quite twtter-pated!

The New Atheists invent hell

This month in Wired there is an article called “The Church of The Non-Believers.” Written by Gary Wolf, he seeks out the people he believes are making the most cogent arguments for atheism. He speaks with people such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett. Unfortunately it is a piece that speaks more too bigotry … Continue reading The New Atheists invent hell