Just threw up some MIA photos from a nice night of flop hoppin. Click here for the full enchilada.
Location: Vassar College, NY
MIA & Rye Rye
April 12th, 2008
My thesis focuses on these themes in the context of Gray Goo, and I’m very excited that Vassar is starting a nanotechnology course!
Dr. Bennett gave a presentation on nanotechnology as an ‘adolescent technology’ a couple weeks ago to members of the Science, Technology, and Society department. Though I’ve spent the past several months studying nanotechnology in social terms, he had new broad perspectives on the field.
Flickr just enabled video on their site…
At least the early adopters seem to use this new power to show off cinematic skills in the <90 second range.
But it makes flickr a mishmash site–not a photo place. We’re gonna have responses to photographs in video form posted in comments, groups devoted to videos of people kids, and quick twitter-like uses of the ‘movie’ setting on cheap digital cameras no one seems to understand. I can’t wait for those sideways videos where the person behind the camera tries to take a video in ‘portrait mode’—but it won’t be all that bad. I’m going to try to just ignore it.
ya know, like I do with things I don’t like.
New fotos for new fun.
Enter the Scorpion Pit
Want to share a blog post over at Dailykos regarding a returned contribution to the Obama campaign.
I just had the strangest experience. A presidential candidate gave me back my donation, told me would not accept it because of what I do for a living, and it left me more committeed to the candidate and conviced that he is the person that must be the next president.
I went to the mailbox and found a letter from the Obama Campaign. Enclosed was a check for $100, the return of my contribution from earlier this month along with a letter explaining why it would not be accepted.
Here is the letter he received:
On the less mature front: