Weekly Roundup: Blog Picks for October 10, 2008
Posted in The Gnovis Blog
This week at gnovis, we saw two posts about the distinction between women candidates and women’s issues in the 2008 election. Akoto kicked things off by asking if the Palin pick is two steps forward and one step back, or just one step back: "her nomination is arguably the embodiment of sexism."
Trish followed up by observing a contradiction in the media coverage of women’s issues in the current race: "How do we account for the contradiction between the girth of
representation of women and the dearth of discussion of women’s issues?"
Meanwhile, Jed lightened things up by pointing us to a few of his favorite creative blogs, which happen to be high on my list as well.
meanwhile, elsewhere in the blogosphere…
around CCT and Georgetown
- Gaurav Mishra, our favorite Yahoo fellow, offered a helpful primer on the three laws of networked technologies: "The value of a network with 100 users would be 100 under Sarnoff’s Law,
4950 under Metcalfe’s Law and 1,267,650,600,228,230,000,000,000,000,000
under Reed’s Law!"
- Dr Garcia recapped her experience at the TPRC (new window), while students in her Technology & Society class wrestled with evolutionary theories of technology, via the works of George Basalla ("The Evolution of Technology") and Erick Beinhocker ("The Origin of Wealth"). Jess, a self-described hoarder, used an archaeological survey of her own clutter to make sense of her readings, while Mike went all meta on us, using theories of technology to suggest that theories are technologies. Is he right?
- Finally, our last three wrapups have included posts about gaming at CCT, but this week it’s the world outside of CCT that is taking games seriously. The Chronicle of Higher Ed noted a new research project on using games in middle schools (new window), while Nina Simon at Museum 2.0 responds to this NYT article (new window) about books and games, and reminds us that "platforms" in cross-platform gaming can include books … and museums (new window).