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?
How Can We Fix Our Broken Reality?
I’m currently reading what I think just might be my favorite book of the year: Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal. It’s about how game designers can change the world for the better – using elements of game design they have used throughout the years. I’ve been a big proponent for the ideas of games… Continue reading How Can We Fix Our Broken Reality?
While cleaning up the library, I saw a banner on the top of the Wall Street Journal advertising an article called “Are American Wusses or Just Fond of Trash Talk?” and it obviously got me excited. The banner depicted what we would normally consider the geekier end of the spectrum of masculinity. Right there, I… Continue reading American Wussy
Fin de Siecle Vienna
One of the best classes I ever took at UCLA was a seminar lead by a German PhD student. I also happened to meet a pretty good friend in that class. The topic was fin de siecle Vienna – turn of the century Vienna. Given that I took it just after the turn of THIS… Continue reading Fin de Siecle Vienna
I don’t really have the correct words to talk about this post. I’ve been pondering it for weeks now and just haven’t come up with what I really want to say about it. I’ll just try to go all stream of consciousness and see whether or not I am able to produce a logical, intelligent… Continue reading Modern Masculinity
Romanticizing the Road
A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook about what sounds like an amazing road trip: Infinite Wanderlust. I immediately got jealous and started thinking of ways that I can go on a road trip sometime. I’ve always wanted to go on a long road trip, across the country or across different states. The longest… Continue reading Romanticizing the Road