It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been working on a bunch of projects, some articles are in the pipeline, a book chapter or two will be coming out in the next year, and just general academic librarian issues. I’m currently sitting at Starbucks, drinking what is possibly one of the sweetest drinks… Continue reading Starbucks Chiseled Collection as the mainstreaming of the New Aesthetic
These past two weeks, I’ve spent them considering what to do for some conference/paper proposals. As an exercise in becoming a better, more proficient writer, I figured I should start to write down my ideas and see if I can get a conversation started about them. There’s a call out for the gameRT for proposals… Continue reading On the need for a conversation
I just started reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and so far, I’m enjoying the possibilities in it. The book is organized into 2 levels with multiple chapters within each level. I’m currently still in Level 1, Chapter 5. Despite the setting of a near-future Earth, I don’t feel like it’s too sci-fi-y. In… Continue reading Ready, Steady, Go: Ready Player One and the celebration of nostalgia
Shelves and shelves of books, wrapped up in paper with peoples names on it. The infamous hold shelf. What once was behind the circulation desk is now out in the open, allowing anyone to come in and pick up their holds. I used to be a big opponent of these types of self-service changes being… Continue reading Patron Privacy in a Self-Service World
Even though I’m not too big on YA lit, I often find myself having to think about YA lit a lot – and not only because I work at a high school library, but because of the emergence of YA lit as a viable genre for publishers. I love seeing the new books that come… Continue reading What ever happened to teenage boy literature?
So this is the first post in another series I’ve decided to start, and I’m calling it Delicious’d – a series of posts about things that I’ve bookmarked in Delicious. In this way, I get to review the things that I thought were apparently good enough to save. For this first post, I decided to… Continue reading Delicious’d: Logic Games Online – Nurikabe
So it looks like the United States has finally decided to join the civilized world and have an advertising campaign promoting itself as a tourist destination. Granted, they didn’t really need such a campaign, as most of the world loved to come to America anyway (See: Ellis Island, “roads paved with gold”, etc….) but I’m sure it couldn’t hurt… Continue reading Tourism is a big deal okay?!?!
During high school, I learned that I loved math. I loved that challenge of solving problems, of learning new techniques to solve older problems, learning about the quirks of the number systems and how to get around them. In my mind, math was about the challenge of solving problems through various means. My favorite part… Continue reading Why I love practical math
God, what’s wrong with me? I enjoy any mention of the Uncanny Valley, especially when there is scientific evidence about the existence of it/how our brains react to it. It appears that there is evidence of an issue in our brain when we encounter the Uncanny Valley. The activity in our brain when we see… Continue reading More views of the Uncanny Valley
In slowly trying to finish off my Draft posts queue, I sometimes wonder what I was thinking when I saved an article to writer about later on. I think I liked this article mainly because of the confluence it depicts regarding the rise and acceptance of the Internet in our daily lives and the need… Continue reading The Internet as subject: referencing pop culture in works of art