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You Are Really Racist (A response to PBS Game Show)

I can’t believe that PBS funds this garbage.  I really can’t.  It boggles the mind.  This show has been on my list of intellectually-bankrupt pieces of social justice bandwagon-mates for some time, but now it has officially shot itself in the foot, and I feel the need to take them to task for it, because if I don’t, who will?  1,025 more words


Normative Porn: the rise of pornographic snapshots.

In something of a throwaway comment within a broader discussion, Catherine Zuromskis situates amateur, domestic pornography as an “alternative” snapshot practice, in the same league as other “misuses” of snapshot material available to us (61). 461 more words


"I'm So Hip it Hurts My Self-Image"

In 2013, Sarah Elizabeth Meyler filmed people at a club in Dublin under the pretense she was taking their photos instead. The resulting two minute video is entirely comprised of titivating and facial embellishments and the result, which features a jarring piano sonata, seems to derogate rather than celebrate this self-conscious tendency to preen for a camera.  354 more words


The Me You Wanna Match: Automediality, Anonymity, & Authenticity on Tinder

Tinder is an algorithm-based mobile dating application designed to match users based on the notion of first impressions. Drawing on key concepts from Smith and Watson’s “Virtually Me”, some of the behaviors of Tinder users can be examined. 405 more words


Dear Students of Erskine College

According to the news (One among many sources) Erskine recently banned homosexuality and in fact all premarital sex among students. That would be stupid and flagrantly Unchristian, and Erskine says it did no such thing. 1,833 more words


Prayers of the People for the Second Sunday in Lent, 2015

God has joined us in our journey of life. Trusting that presence, we offer our prayers for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all people in any need. 298 more words

Prayers Of The People

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy dies: Tribute paid to sci-fi icon

My friend and colleague Leonard Nimoy passed today. A true legend, and a wonderful human being. Sadly missed. RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. 20 more words