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
I miss #il2012 already!
Internet Librarian (#il2012) is easily my most favorite conference. I always learn something new, meet someone new, and get the chance to share new things going on with me with the library community. It was a crazy, whirlwind week, with two conferences within two weeks. I’ll use that as an excuse for the delay in… Continue reading I miss #il2012 already!
On the need for a conversation
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
On programming, and picking up skills that I should have developed before…
Ever since I started this job, I’ve been thinking in the back of my head that I’ll have to end up doing a bunch of programming – just for my own benefit. It’s now come to this – I’ll have to step up my game with Processing. Reason: I have a touch table in my… Continue reading On programming, and picking up skills that I should have developed before…
Ready, Steady, Go: Ready Player One and the celebration of nostalgia
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
What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
It’s been months since I wrote anything as part of the series Day in the Life of an Electronic Resources Librarian. What a better time to restart it than during #libday8 and talk about my week so far. Even though it’s only Tuesday, I feel like I’ve had a long week….lots of ebook processing going… Continue reading What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
Delicious’d: Logic Games Online – Nurikabe
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
New series: A year in the life of an Electronic Resources Librarian
It’s been a while since I posted, but there’s a reason for this! I’ve been busy – finished up my web design summer school class, and have had two weeks of orientation for my new job. That’s right folks, I’ve gotten a promotion – I went from being a Library Clerk to being an Electronic… Continue reading New series: A year in the life of an Electronic Resources Librarian
More views of the Uncanny Valley
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
The Internet as subject: referencing pop culture in works of art
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