I have a friend who has a slight issue with what she calls “synesthesia”. Well, perhaps it’s not synesthesia, but rather a strong sense memory. She actually gave me a bottle of body wash once because she couldn’t use it because of the memory it evokes. When I think of synesthesia, I think of it as related… Continue reading Synesthetic Language Development?
I love reviews of different user interfaces. Ever since I took a class at SJSU SLIS about Web Usability, and even before that when I was a closet graphic design major wannabe (does that even work?), I was in love with the way we interact with computers and terminals and phones and other things. There… Continue reading I *heart* Interface Analyses
God, to look back at my first online handle is like…foreverago. Let’s see…I think the first screen name I used was back in like, 1992 – whatever generic AOL screenname we had. I’m pretty sure I used my parents screen name then convinced them to let me create my own AOL name. That became ARCRA25… Continue reading Online handles as a discussion of identity change
It’s been a long time since I did anything related to cartography. I think the last project I did using GIS was back in 2008. It’s been too long and I need to find a way to become much more proficient at it. I’d like to someday develop the skills and knowledge that would make… Continue reading Visualizing the Food Desert
So this has been something that I’ve been kicking around for a few months but I have finally gotten the chance to put some ideas down on (digital) paper. I’ve always been interested in the DIY movement, in the Maker movement, in different aspects of programming and digital life. To this end, I have actually… Continue reading DIY and the Librarian Perspective
Old article, but for some reason, I’m feeling like writing about old news. As I said in my previous blog post, I’m all about transparency…as long as it doesn’t offend anyone or mess up your chances at getting that job. If I write an article, I don’t care if it floats out there. If I… Continue reading Do we have the right to be forgotten?
I sometimes love a good cry. It feels good to really cry sometimes and just let your emotions out. I recently had an episode in which I cried in public, at the Starbucks that I go to all the time. I was sitting here, working on some projects for class, when all of a sudden… Continue reading Tears and Emotional Vulnerability
This blog post by Seth Godin has been making the rounds on various library/librarian blogs. Lots of people have expressed their opinions, whether of support or dissent towards the post. I guess it’s my turn. I’m nothing if not overly critical of things, so this should be fun =) It appears to me as if… Continue reading Bandwagonning regarding the Future of the Library
I’ve been working on this post for weeks, but my portfolio has taken up much of my time. This will be very brief, as I just wanted to share Eric Schmidt’s thoughts on mobile devices and their uses for LIS. At 6 minutes and 15 seconds into his keynote, he mentions this little tidbit below:… Continue reading The varied uses of mobile devices: replacement for analog issues
Context is king. One of the most important things I’ve learned in my MLIS program is that the context of an information need is very important. There is the traditional sense of context: I need help with a project, I need help finding information about such-and-such, What websites are good for solving this type of… Continue reading Locally aware, yet not newsworthy