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Semiotics in game tech

Edit 2/26/15: The article linked below is an excellent example of how a single semiotic is functioning differently in different cultures. Well, there is more than one, but the examples are very clear and concrete. 514 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

FGM and the Demise of Foot Binding - a Repost

the illusion

Foot binding –

“the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The practice likely originated in the Southern Tang Dynasty in Nanking but spread to upper class families and eventually became common among all classes. 1,006 more words

History

I'd rather use a squatty potty

Captivated by the title, huh? Rightfully so, my friend.

Let me preface this post by saying that I am absolutely disgusted by “potty talk”. I believe strongly in “TMI” (too much information) and that conversation about bodily functions should be kept to yourself. 738 more words

The Most Depressing Job Fair. EVER.

I definitely went to one today, and I’m not exaggerating–it deserves the biggest trophy for making people sick and miserable. It was held in a small, plain room with only a couple of recruiters from the most corporate businesses you will ever encounter: Allstate Insurance, New York Life, some small company that markets vacation spots, and the Northeastern School in Seattle that was recruiting for potential students for their MBA, Project Management, or MPA programs. 413 more words

Culture Change

FGM and the Demise of Foot Binding - a Repost

the illusion

Foot binding –

“the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The practice likely originated in the Southern Tang Dynasty in Nanking but spread to upper class families and eventually became common among all classes. 1,006 more words

History

Going Through Samaria

Last week in the post “Into Samaria,” we left off with Jesus and the Samaritan woman conversing at the well near the town of Sychar.  1,807 more words

Creation Care

Jeff Gates on the "in between space" and how control of information is control of everything

Link to interview

Gates is an engaging speaker. In the linked interview he describes how the signs, symbols, narratives, and beliefs of American society (and much of the world) have been manipulated by what he calls a “criminal syndicate” that operates primarily in the “space” between facts and what the public sees and hears. 20 more words

Cultural Norms