I’ve always formed a weird bond with my gadgets. Not to the point where I fantasize about them, but rather I love them dearly. It all started when I was in college and had my FIRST cell phone. I grew to love it instantly, being able to communicate with friends, call my best friend at… Continue reading Emotional attachment to an inanimate object
A recent tweet I just saw from ALA Library twitter account made me think of what libraries can do during moments of crisis, such as the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. In moments of crises, what can libraries do to help their communities? There is the physical help they can offer, by having their… Continue reading What can libraries do during a crisis?
There’s something funny about the fact that popular stars fan a have some kind of effect on real world things, like the stock market or page views. The Hathaway effect isn’t the first documented, but for me, it’s the most interesting. I’ll discuss the Hathaway effect later, but let’s look at some of its antecedents… Continue reading Hathaway, Hathaway, Hathaway
There is a beauty to visualizing connections. I sometimes daydream and think of how things are connected and how they flow from one to the other. However, my daydreams have nothing on this book. This artist has created a book in which we can trace the connections between words and ideas through a physical thread.… Continue reading Connecting our ideas through physical hyper-links
I’m one of those suburban kids who likes hip-hop and rap. Yeah. I’m a stereotype. But hey, I also really enjoy all times of music (except for songs that involve lots and lots of screaming…). I’ve always been drawn to the beats of hip-hop though – the melodies, the verses, just the entirety of the… Continue reading Hip-Hop Lyrics as a Cultural Indicator
I’ve never seen the entirety of Captain Ron until tonight. While for some people it brings back fond memories, I can’t say it really made an impression on me. That is, until the end. When Captain Ron disappears from sight, I was immediately hit by the realization that this was a PG-13, years ahead version… Continue reading Captain Fight Club
When it comes to masculine characters, I don’t think many people would immediately think of Seth Rogen. In the many movies that he has starred in in the past few years, he has not played what we would normally call an adult male. His standard character is the man child – that young adult male… Continue reading Masculinity in The Green Hornet
I’m such a child sometimes. I still have my Cabbage Patch doll sitting by my bed (the first one that came out!). I remember running out of the house to go to the nearest toy shop that had a sale on Beanie Babies. Nostalgia for younger days runs through my mind. Such a strange phenomenon… Continue reading Technological Companionship
I feel a little lost. Though I know physically where I am, I don’t know where I am in the sense of where I really belong. I love the Bay Area. Having lived here for three years, I’ve grown very fond of it’s people and its quirks. I love the many restaurants that dot the… Continue reading No sense of place
Whenever I sit and do work, I always marvel at how slow time appears to be moving. It’s kind of annoying when I just want to get something done and it feels like forever. This is even more apparent when I am working on something new. The fact that I am unfamiliar with a subject makes the apparent… Continue reading What affects our perception of time?