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Thinking about Reddit

31
Mar,2014

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I spend a lot of time on Reddit lately.  If you aren’t familiar with the site, you really should poke around for a few minutes.  It’s a web forum where people can post images, videos, articles, etc. and others can respond…

Cosmos and Communicating Science

10
Mar,2014

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Tonight I had the pleasure to watch the new Cosmos featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, all the while playing Scrabble (with my friend who decided to play “Qis” as a word, even though it’s basically an invented word for board games–but…

Waxing theoretical: rhizomes, networks, and hives

2
Mar,2014

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How is it that a meme on Facebook (say, posted by George Takei) exhibits rhetorical dynamics?  It’s a fascinating scenario, particularly given how awful most memes that get posted on Facebook are. There’s something really interesting at play in the…

Starting off the blog — Twitch plays Pokemon: democratic chaos

24
Feb,2014

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I’ve been paying close attention to what’s turning out to be a fascinating social experiment: Twitch plays Pokemon.  Basically, they’ve rigged up a game of Pokemon Red to run in a web browser, streaming so people can watch it on…