this is how we blog it.

Emily outlines the serious issue surrounding male privilege in what is largely still a patriarchal society, using the Santa Barbra Massacre as a basis for her discussion. The post cleverly links each stage of the massacre outlined to an online article related to the specific comments or information. Furthermore, the article seamlessly weaves detailed facts about […]

What’s the use?

Vannevar Bush makes an excellent point in the reading when he says, “publication has been extended far beyond our present ability to make real use of the record.” It succinctly expresses the idea that these days, thanks to social media and ever increasing phone/internet capabilities, absolutely anyone can be a publisher of content at almost anytime. […]

Writing… A Collective Memory – Bolter

A Response to Bolter. Bolter explains writing as a “technology for collective memory, for preserving and passing on human experience”. He notes that it requires “skill” to learn and “intelligence” to make something of it. Collective or selective social memory? Though writing is considered a common human skill, there are so many people who can […]

No Apathy, No.

Apathy. Lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern. Greek apatheia, from apathēs ‘without feeling’, from a-‘without’ + pathos ‘suffering’. Jane Goodall – “The best way to overcome apathy is to actually take some action, to throw yourself into making a difference.” It’s so hard to find yourself a cause to support whole heartedly. For some, there is no such difficulty, but for […]

Anxiety: failure in advance.

There was avery interesting interview with Seth Godin done by Daniel Teitelbaum in the 40th issue of Dumbofeather about “cultivating the courage to explore our interests in a public sphere” and particularly people’s anxiety to just TRY! He starts by saying, “I wish the ideas that elevated our conversations, that made us our better selves, that […]


Adrian spoke about API’s at the last symposium and having no real understanding of what this meant… i did a little digging. It stands for: A – application P – programming I – interface Well that sill means nothing to me… sorry Wikipedia, that just won’t do. It went on to say, “specifies a software component in terms […]


<!doctypehtml> <html> <head> <title> first attempt… </title> </head> <h1> well this isn’t so bad? </h> <body> <p> well i might be getting in some sneaky practice and calling it a blog post… but hey this html coding stuff isn’t so bad! </p> <p> I was feeling quite nervous about the on coming exam so I decided […]

this side of paradise

<iframe src=”//” width=”612″ height=”710″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”></iframe> Every now and then you read a book that somewhere inside deeply affects you. For me Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise has done just that. This passage I wish to share… “We want to believe. Young students try to believe in older authors, constituents try to believe in […]


For all the good social media has done for brands and companies… use it incorrectly and you may be committing brand name suicide. Positive brand association… out the window! Good reputation… gone! Campaign… shut down! E-consultancy dedicated a page to the 2013 Top 16 social media fails  from which I found these examples… Strip club Spearmint […]