Dream Dresses by Hilary Scharper

May 22, 2009

Went to the book launch for Hilary Scharper’s Dream Dresses. Should be an exciting read. Everyone was very ‘dressed up’. Did you ever dream of a dress? Not just any dress. But the dress, the dress that would make you perfect. The dream dress. . . . So begins Dream Dresses, a short story collection […]

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The Aral Sea Disappears: NASA Photos | EcoGeek – Clean Technology

May 21, 2009

The Aral Sea Disappears: NASA Photos | EcoGeek – Clean Technology

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Science-Based Medicine » Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video

May 21, 2009

Science-Based Medicine » Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video I’ve been fairly quiet about Jenny McCarthy’s campaign against childhood vaccinations, partly because Dr. David Gorski has covered the issue so thoroughly already, and partly because of my “do not engage” policy relating to the deeply irrational i.e. there’s no winning an argument with […]

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freedom and individualism

May 20, 2009
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The heuristic of autonomous individualism is the greatest cognitive straight-jacket ever self-imposed on a people. The heuristic of autonomous freedom is the 2nd greatest cognitive straight-jacket ever self-imposed on a people. Just two of the myriad cognitive straight-jackets that have crossed my mind while twittering. There will be more.

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Rheingold on Goffman and online stuffness

May 19, 2009

A neurotypical totalizing statement, but what the heck. It’s howard and goffman

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apophenia: answers to questions from Twitter on teen practices

May 18, 2009
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Barry sent me over to danah boyd’s apophenia: answers to questions from Twitter on teen practices. Barry’s always got is finger on the pulse of people with pulses. 🙂

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Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies – Educational Resources

May 18, 2009

Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies – Educational Resources

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FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH

May 18, 2009

FINAL REPORT | DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of […]

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STS-125 Atlantis and Hubble Solar Transit (200905130002HQ)

May 17, 2009

STS-125 Atlantis and Hubble Solar Transit (200905130002HQ), originally uploaded by nasa hq photo. In this tightly cropped image the NASA space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope are seen in silhouette, side by side during solar transit at 12:17p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from west of Vero Beach, Florida. The two spaceships were […]

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Michel Foucault – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May 16, 2009

Michel Foucault spoke of the Panopticon but we’re post-panoptical. We are producers & consumers of regulation now; back to folksonomical surveillance.

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