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tiara.org
Tiara.org is the personal homepage of Alice Marwick, aka alicetiara. I am a social software researcher based in Boston and New York City.
people  research  social-media  weblog-individual 
january 2012 by tsuomela
open thinking
"Open Thinking and Digital Pedagogy is the personal and professional blogging space of Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. I created this space in early 2004 as I pondered the educational uses of blogging and podcasting. This space is a growing collection of personal reflections and resources related to teaching and learning, democratic media, critical media literacy, digital citizenship, openness, and social justice."
weblog-individual  education  technology  e-learning  pedagogy 
september 2011 by tsuomela
I Love You but You're Going to Hell
"The goal is not to convert people to the other side. Rather, it is to overcome the mutual bewilderment and demonization that can happen when each side hears the arguments of the other. It is to get over the kind of assumption that anyone who holds those other positions must be stupid or evil."
weblog-individual  ideas  history  intellectual  conflict  culture-war  understanding 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Approaching Pavonis Mons by balloon
"Alastair Reynolds, former scientist and now full-time writer. Most of what I write is science fiction, with a strong concern for scientific verisimilitude.."
weblog-individual  author  sf 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Ecology without Nature
"Timothy Morton is Professor of English (Literature and the Environment) at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard UP, 2007), seven other books and over seventy essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. "
weblog-individual  environment  ecology  object-oriented-ontology 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Taking Barack To The Movies
"I am a British writer and critic living in New York. I have written two books, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Summer (Simon
weblog-individual  movies  film  cinema 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Abandoned Footnotes
"Xavier Marquez Wellington, New Zealand
I am political science lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. My recent research focuses on the history of political thought, especially ancient Greek and Roman thought. I also have a strong interest in dictatorship, revolution, and other political pathologies. In another life, I would have been a microbiologist or a computer scientist."
weblog-individual  political-science  democracy  dictatorship 
march 2011 by tsuomela
media/anthropology
@JohnPostill (Twitter)

I am an anthropologist (PhD UCL) specialising in the study of media. Currently I am Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University and a Fellow of the Digital Anthropology Programme, University College London (UCL).
weblog-individual  anthropology  academic  media-studies  ethnography 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Findings > Blog > National Affairs
"A daily roundup of academic studies: serious, sublime, surreal, and otherwise. Compiled b Kevin Lewis"
academic  research  weblog-individual 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Contemplative Computing
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a futurist of science and technology. He is currently a Visiting Researcher in the Socio-Digital Systems Group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge.
weblog-individual  computing  contemplation  information-overload 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Vintage Future
Retro images of the future, from various sources.
weblog-individual  tumblelog  images  imagery  futurism  future  history  retro 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Todd Alcott - on Kubrick
Interesting analysis on Kubrick and the Shining in particular.
weblog-individual  movie  title(TheShining) 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Richard Wiseman's Blog
"Psychologist, magician, and author Prof Richard Wiseman posts daily on quirky mind stuff. Based at University of Hertfordshire in the UK, but this is a personal blog."
weblog-individual  psychology  illusion  optics 
january 2011 by tsuomela
emergent by design
Venessa Miemis is a futurist and digital ethnographer, researching the impacts of social technologies on society and culture and designing systems to facilitate innovation and the evolution of consciousness. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Media Studies at the New School in NYC
weblog-individual  emergence 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Research Remix
heather piwowar, research remix

blogging about the science, engineering, and human factors of biomedical evolution and ecology research data sharing and reuse
weblog-individual  research  open-access  open-science  data-sharing 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Reassigned Time 2.0
Dr. Crazy is the pseudonym of an associate professor of English at a regional university in the Midwest. She teaches 4 courses a semester and has a lot to say about topics from the sublime to the ridiculous...
weblog-individual  academia  academic  english 
october 2010 by tsuomela
The Philosopher's Stone
A Commentary on the Passing Scene by Robert Paul Wolff
weblog-individual  politcal-science  economics  activism  academic 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Text Patterns
About - Commentary on technologies of reading, writing, research, and, well, knowledge. As these technologies change and develop, what do we lose, what do we gain, what is (fundamentally or trivially) altered? And, not least, what's fun?
Alan Jacobs is a professor of English at Wheaton College
weblog-individual  reading  writing  literature  english  technology 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Got Medieval
Got Medieval* is a blog. You may have heard of them. The blog was originally conceived as a place to gripe about how the mainstream media does not understand the Middle Ages, but it has drifted evolved to include discussions of medieval marginalia, Angelina Jolie, and
weblog-individual  medieval  history  literature 
september 2010 by tsuomela
RepositoryMan
Leslie Carr
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
I am an e-researcher in e-Research, a repository manager, the Technical Director for EPrints repository software and the Director of EPrints Services, a repository hosting company that funds software development for EPrints. I am also a Director of the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre at Southampton, where we run MScs and PhDs about the impact of the Web on human society, and vice versa..
weblog-individual  repository  archive  online 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Simostronomy
Mike Simonsen
Variable star astronomer, fundraiser, writer, Slacker Astronomer, jazz musician and master gardener. "I think astronomy is fun. It can even be funny if you look hard enough."
weblog-individual  astronomy  variable-stars  science  amateur 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Lost in Transcription
Jon Wilkins
Jon is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, where he studies theoretical evolutionary biology. He is also a poet, and his book, Transistor Rodeo, was recently published by the University of Utah Press
weblog-individual  evolution  biology  complexity  via:cshalizi 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Information Structuralist
I am Maxim Raginsky, an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. I am an information theorist with a strong interest in problems that fall outside the “traditional” digital-communications-oriented purview of information theory — such as decision-making (both automated and human), statistical learning and inference, or control. I am also interested in the numerous links between information theory and physics, which is not surprising, considering the fact that my doctoral work was on quantum information theory. The chief purpose of this blog is to share my (almost always) misguided thoughts and musings on these subjects, thus (hopefully) becoming more enlightened in the process. Or not.
weblog-individual  information-theory  computer-science  theory 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Tony Wright’s Startup Front-End
Tony Wright is a startup front-end generalist (currently between gigs). He recently stepped down as founder/CEO of RescueTime, a badass/growing startup backed by YC and True. He blogs about conversion-centric design, SEO, PR, startups, viral marketing, & more.
weblog-individual  startup  business  seo  marketing 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Alice Bell
I'm a Science Communication Lecturer at Imperial College, London. This blog reflects my personal views.

My work touches on a range of science and society issues, but I'm especially interested in young people's relationships with science, science on the internet and science policy.

I have a background in history of science, sociology of education and children's literature, and maintain an interest in all these areas.
weblog-individual  science  communication  sts  museology  museum  education  pedagogy  teaching  policy 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Tim Wise's Blog | Red Room
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S.
weblog-individual  race  racism  politics 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Popper's Foresight & Horizon Scanning Blog
Rafael Popper (1976- ) has more than 10 years experience as a foresight researcher and practitioner. Since 2002 he is based at PREST Manchester Institute of Innovation Research of the University of Manchester (one of the world’s leading foresight think tanks)
weblog-individual  futurists  future  prediction  weak-signals  horizon-scanning  foresight 
july 2010 by tsuomela
TheMoneyIllusion
A slightly off-center perspective on monetary problems.
weblog-individual  monetary-policy  banking  finance  economics 
july 2010 by tsuomela
academhack - Thoughts on Emerging Media and Higher Education
My work centers on understanding the complex cultural transformations brought about by the change from an analog archive to one whose substructure is a digital network.
academic  weblog-individual  productivity  technology  archive  digital 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Transition Culture
The convergence of challenges, most particularly global warming and peak oil, have brought us to a point where we are profoundly challenged to act. We are surrounded by what poet Gary Snyder, in his classic poem For the Children called “The rising hills, the slopes, of statistics” and by individuals telling us that this means the end, that we have gone too far, that it is inevitable that life as we know it will collapse catastrophically and very soon.
sustainability  environment  permaculture  energy  community  weblog-individual  culture  transition  peak-oil 
june 2010 by tsuomela
the sceptical futuryst
Stuart Candy San Francisco, California, United States. Senior Researcher at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation. I'm currently completing my PhD dissertation in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Working title: "The Politics and Design of Experiential Futures". This blog investigates the intersection of forward thinking, media, activism, and design.
weblog-individual  future  technology  innovation  trends  futurist 
june 2010 by tsuomela
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