I am, if you didn’t already know, a little bit ridiculous about certain things. For example: When I was in my early 20s, a friend referred to me as a “kneejerk reactionary” and I immediately brought the friendship to a dead stop. That it didn’t even occur to me what a caricature of myself I was being only enhances the ridiculousness.
And in the video below you can see me being ridiculous about Twitter. This clip comes from a brainstorm … Read more
If you live or work in the Bloomington, IN, area, please consider attending this upcoming conversation and workshop with information visualization expert Noah Iliinsky.
Special Event: “Practical Design of Complex Information: How to Make Lasagna Instead of Spaghetti”
Please join us for a conversation and workshop with visualization expert Noah Iliinsky this Friday, March 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 1084 of the Wright Education building at Indiana University-Bloomington.
About the speaker: Noah Iliinsky works in interface and interaction design, all … Read more
file under: if you’re not mad, you’re not paying attention.
I knew the recession had hit Michigan, my home state, harder than it’s hit any other place in the country; I knew this because I’ve been following the news and because my family lives in Metropolitan Detroit. But my recent trip to Michigan reminded me of just how bad things have gotten.
This is not the Michigan I remember. It’s not just that some stores are boarded up and some … Read more
There’s a nice little conversation going over at really? law? about masculinity, gender performance, law school, and competition.
The post, which was written by my sister Laura McWilliams in observance of International Women’s Day, describes her experience as a female law student. As she explains, her male classmates are the ones who shout her down, who silence her; she writes:
I can’t say for certain that this is about gender, but I can say that I’ve often been dismissed,
Is it possible that spring could be once more approaching? We forget each time what a mindless business it is, porous like sleep, adrift on the horizon, refusing to take sides, “mugwump of the final hour,” lest an agenda—horrors!—be imputed to it, and the whole point of its being spring collapse like a hole dug in sand. It’s breathy, though, you have to say that for it.
And should further seasons coagulate into years, like spilled, dried paint, why,… Read more
Former U.S. Rep Marilyn Musgrave is the kind of politician I was born to hate.
Musgrave built her career out of an anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-empathy and anti-compassion platform. Before she was soundly trounced by Democrat Betsy Markey in 2008, Musgrave was featured on multiple worst-politicians lists. This profile in Rolling Stone explains that
Musgrave does not believe in the separation of church and state. She entered politics in 1990, running for her local school board on a crusade to end
Monday, March 8, 2010, is International Women’s Day, and Gender Across Borders is helping to get the word out by asking people to blog on this year’s theme: “Equal rights, equal opportunity: Progress for all.”