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In New York…

Been feeling homesick for NY these days, especially after putting Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” on an infinite loop. I mean how sick must it be to write an anthem for the city you grew up in. You have to … Continue reading

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Christine Jorgenson: An early transexual in the media

While reading and writing about an article on early 3-D cinema in Filmfax, I was taken by one particular bullet point in a sidebar time capsule about 1952: Returning from Ne York from Copenhagen on Dec. 15, after undergoing some … Continue reading

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading

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Nighthawks (1981)

I love movies that feature New York City during the late 70s and early 80s, they capture a space on celluloid that I want to constantly remind myself existed once upon a time. And after watching The Hitcher a little … Continue reading

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In-Universe Perspective

I was reading up on one of my favorite movies, The Terminator ([beginning of insanely long tangent] which I love that Stephen Downes references when re-framing what might otherwise be bulldozed as an unquestionable firing offense of a teacher in … Continue reading

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Course Mangement Systems as the Gentrification of EdTech

Image thanks to Lulu Vision Here at UMW we have been going through a CMS Review. It has been a pretty interesting project, and while I only tangentially involved, I have been following the basic rhetorical thrust of the sales … Continue reading

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36 Hours in NYC

I just got back this morning from a 36 hour marathon trip to NYC. This uncharacteristically short trip was instigated by a workshop I got invited to do at Brooklyn College (which was a lot of fun), but the larger … Continue reading

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