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January 11, 2008 - 8:50am
James e-mailed this week to say he’d flunked out of Hinterland. I’d had to fail him in my lecture class that ended just before the holidays, and I felt a pang of sadness and guilt.
January 8, 2008 - 3:48pm
The World's Fair, that is, one of the ScienceBlogs from Seed Media, where the barker always shouts, "All manner of human creativity on display!"
January 7, 2008 - 10:36pm
Especially when the posting is just a couple of links to fun videos? The videos in this case represent a trend I've been following, which replicates computer effects with human labor. Call it a lashback to technology's capacity to dehumanize. Call it playful. Call it a bucket-load of work for the filmmakers and performers.Here's a ping pong match, done Matrix style, but without CGI effects. Watch to the end; it's worth it.
January 2, 2008 - 1:38pm
Recently I had lunch with a materials science professor, and my family spent New Year’s with an engineer and his family.
December 28, 2007 - 2:06am
My brother-in-law’s grandfather was kind and had an infectious laugh, but he was also a tough old bird, and to watch him eat was to be shown what he’d endured in his time. As a young man he’d been a machine-gunner in World War I, which he spoke of as a life’s adventure, and when he came home he went straight to the mines and then the munitions factory. He was middle-aged in the Depression, in already-depressed Southern Illinois.
December 21, 2007 - 2:02pm
Aaahhhhh.Hear that? That's the sound of no-students, the sound of final grades being deposited in a bank of computer servers. It's the sound of our cat, Gargantua, eating our Christmas tree.Happy holidays, everyone!
December 19, 2007 - 5:20pm
My sincere thanks to all of you who responded to my Funky Easy 1-Question (Okay, 2) Sociologica
December 14, 2007 - 10:42am
I can explain later (or not), but I'm quite serious. Please answer the following:John or Paul, and why?
December 13, 2007 - 11:03am
Paul has said, famously, that the song “Yesterday” came to him in a dream. It was so complete that he couldn’t believe it was original and went around humming the tune to see if people had heard it before.
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