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Gnocchi for the People

Gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food. When properly made, these pillow-soft Italian dumplings will warm your tummy, and soothe your soul.  Although their origins are Italian, there are versions of gnocchi in many European countries, especially those nearby, like Austria, and Germany.   276 more words

Where To Eat

Neoliberal Space and Race in Virtual Worlds: The Power of the Minority

The way racial minorities are protrayed in video games versus open space virtual worlds are extremely different, as noted by Lisa Nakamura in her article… 719 more words


How to Move the Conversation Forward on Race and Social Media

“2014 was the year everyone started talking about race,” said Jenna Wortham, a New York Times technology reporter, at the Theorizing the Web conference in Brooklyn on Saturday. 324 more words


Going Back Home

I love word association games.  It’s amazing how the exercise forces you to think beyond the obvious.  I did just that kind of game with the clever metaphor of the “cyber-tourist” offered by Lisa Nakamura in her article… 773 more words

The Art of Community

The concept of community is one that fascinates me.  I believe that people live better lives when they feel supported and understood.  Whether this support is local or virtual doesn’t seem to matter.  751 more words

Class Reflection: 1/11/2014

Does your brain ever feel like it might explode because you’re learning too much amazing stuff? That’s how I felt after class on Saturday, but then again, my company’s disco-themed holiday party was the night before, so it’s anyone’s guess. 213 more words

Communication Leadership

Would You Do Things Differently?

First, I’d like to begin this reflection with some well-deserved praise for Anita’s syllabus, which I think reflects a level of creativity and intentionality of (and for) the truly invested. 312 more words