January 2008

Don’t just be a passive receptor.  In order to engage, interpret, and generally get the knowledge from these readings you should consider: Doing the readings. If you can’t do the readings. Do a half-ass job at the readings. When you read alone, you make connections to what you’re doing in your own life (e.g. research…

Read more 1.10.2008 Lecture Liveblog

I wanted to share a clip about beauty and perception that was part of a Dove campaign.  It’s kind of cool just to watch without knowing too much about it beforehand, so I suggest doing that before reading the rest of my post. Boy does it speak volumes.  Obviously there are several people involved and…

Read more Beauty, Perception, Reality

As I have immersed myself back into the experience that is World of Warcraft, I feel as though I am really not a part of the environment sometimes. Let me explain: I don’t really play any other games like WoW and my interests are mainly in playing “party” games like Guitar Hero, Mario Party, Rayman,…

Read more On being a N00b

World-renowned violinist (and IU alumnus and professor) Joshua Bell agreed to a Washington Post stunt to offer a 40 minute solo concert in a DC-area subway station, to see if any of the DC commuters noticed the greatness around them. The Post did a long and thoughtful write-up, after filming the whole thing, and they…

Read more An Odd Experiment in Culture