Category Archives: Course related

Reinventing The Science Babe

Feminism. This controversial word, which essentially means that men and women should have equal rights, has so many connotations, and unfortunately most of them are negative. I’m a proud feminist, and even in 2015, it’s disconcerting for me to see so many stereotypical and often farcical portrayals of women. I love J.J. Abrams and his rendition […] Continue reading

Posted in Alfonso Cuarón, By His Bootstraps, Course related, feminism, Films, gravity, Helen O'Loy, Jurassic World, Sandra Bullock, Space, star trek, stereotypes, Women in science | Comments Off on Reinventing The Science Babe

Top (& Bottom) Five from Gravity

***Spoiler alert*** Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity follows astronaut Ryan Stone’s tumble through the cosmos to land back on planet earth. Here’s the good (and not so good) from my perspective. Top Five 1.The opening credits of the earth and the views of space throughout the movie were breathtaking! 2.“Wow this would be awesome in 3d!” Unlike […] Continue reading

Posted in Course related, Films, Space travel | Comments Off on Top (& Bottom) Five from Gravity

The Stepford Invasion

For all Doctor Who, and The Stepford Wives fans out there. Rosalie was dizzy when stepped out of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), but felt much better when she felt the warm Connecticut sunshine on her face. Traveling at warp speed in this time machine, disguised as an antique London police box, […] Continue reading

Posted in Aliens, Biology, Course related, Cyborg, Doctor Who, Fiction, Science Fiction, Televsion, time machine, Time travel | Comments Off on The Stepford Invasion

The Stepford Invasion

For all Doctor Who, and The Stepford Wives fans out there. Rosalie was dizzy when stepped out of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), but felt much better when she felt the warm Connecticut sunshine on her face. Traveling at warp speed in this time machine, which was disguised as an antique London […] Continue reading

Posted in Aliens, Biology, Course related, Cyborg, Doctor Who, Fiction, Science Fiction, stepford wives, Televsion, time machine, Time travel | Comments Off on The Stepford Invasion

The Stepford Invasion

For all Doctor Who, and The Stepford Wives fans out there. Rosalie was dizzy when stepped out of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), but felt much better when she felt the warm Connecticut sunshine on her face. Traveling at warp speed in this time machine, disguised as an antique London police box, […] Continue reading

Posted in Aliens, Biology, Course related, Cyborg, Doctor Who, Fiction, Science Fiction, stepford wives, Televsion, time machine, Time travel | Comments Off on The Stepford Invasion

Sweet, my opinion is worth MONEY!!

So far, I’ve made $279 just by doing surveys

Filed under: Course related Continue reading

Posted in Course related | Comments Off on Sweet, my opinion is worth MONEY!!

SSTLS MMORPG IDK WDYT?

Without character development, you’re cooked: thus go the mantras of jillions of creative writing profs and zillions of RPGs.  As you read this, college dorms from Fairbanks to Fort Lauderdale are stirring with under-rested, over-caffeinated undergraduates, jittery with anticipation as they pen the last few pages of this semester’s final Intro to Narrative Fiction story.  […] Continue reading

Posted in apocalypse, character development, Course related, Fallout 3, Gary Shteyngart, generosity, mindfulness, richard powers, RPG, Super Sad True Love Story, Walter Pater | Comments Off on SSTLS MMORPG IDK WDYT?

The Place of the Humanities: Words and Silence in Super Sad True Love Story

  In the past three novels, I have been thinking a lot about the place of the humanities both now in our actual world and in the envisioned world of the books. In Generosity, the stereotypical science/humanities split is shown to be faulty, as either side of the coin is shown to be lacking. Rather, […] Continue reading

Posted in " communication, "Hamlet, Cognitive Studies, Course related, humanities, science, technology | Comments Off on The Place of the Humanities: Words and Silence in Super Sad True Love Story

“You can bet your bottom yuan”: Money in the Language Bank

Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story depicts a world that has, to put it crudely, gone to hell in a handbasket. People never read anymore, because the smell of books disgust them; instead they “scan” or “stream” their narratives. They hardly talk (or “verbal”) to each other anymore, but instead communicate on aparats, something that […] Continue reading

Posted in Course related, culture, Gary Shteyngart, language, Super Sad True Love Story | Comments Off on “You can bet your bottom yuan”: Money in the Language Bank

What Would Henry Perowne Make of My PhD???

“In Daisy’s final term he went to an open day at her college.  The young lecturers there like to dramatise modern life as a sequence of calamities.  It’s their style, their way of being clever.  It wouldn’t be cool or professional to count the eradication of smallpox as part of the modern condition…[For] the professors […] Continue reading

Posted in "Saturday, academia, Course related, English, generosity, Henry Kurton, Henry Perowne, humanities, Ian McEwan, ivory tower, literary, literature, richard powers, Steven Shapin, The Scientific Life | Comments Off on What Would Henry Perowne Make of My PhD???