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Alibaba is worth 563 Dreamliners and more than two Bill Gates

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s opening share price of $68 a share gives the Chinese e-commerce company an initial market value of $167.6 billion, larger than Boeing or Walt Disney… 182 more words

Week 5 Blog Prompt: OED exercise

Like your recent close reading blog, this week I’m asking you to engage in an activity that will build towards your first major paper. Your task this week is to analyse the use of a single word in any of the three fictional texts we’ve studied so far this semester (‘The Girl Who Was Plugged In’, ‘The Matter of Seggri’ and  704 more words

Close Reading

Mapping Syracuse

I work at my schools GIS lab. (geographic information systems) Basically I make maps using satellite imagery. My current project is mapping Syracuse, New York. I go to work, sit at a computer, and start to make a digital map. 490 more words

Taking Things Out Of Context

The perspective we bring to what we read affects our “take away.”

If we read something when we are angry, we perceive the writer’s words in a different way than we would when feeling calm and peaceful. 309 more words


Art vs Design [article via AIGA]

This article was brought to my attention by a colleague, Rachel Kocarnik. So please, check out her blog (and portfolio, if you’re hiring!)  and thank her for getting me to rant. 602 more words