It’s still crazy to me thinking about how social interaction mediated through machines is so heavily regulated by business and government. I understand that the goal of regulating municipalities has its heart in the right place. But the issue with policies is that they are easily exploited by privilege and power, and are usually written in […]
I had the opportunity to contribute to the Troy Big Read Roundtable panel discussing technology and censorship in the digital age. We discussed ownership and sharing by way of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The event was pretty cool; not to mention it was a discussion about topics I am very interested in, so yeah. We were […]
I’m in the process of writing a piece on the municipalization of Internet service, and the research continues to reveal the depravity of how four major corporations control the infrastructure of telecommunications. The sheer amount of money that these corporations spend lobbying in order to maintain control over what is essentially their “territory” is absurd. […]
The Cult Classic documentary phenomenon of 2012 is now available for viewing on Snag Films. As a tribute to this awesome venture, I have revamped the Skab website to make it more blog-friendly and interactive. Take some time to visit the Human Skab website to learn more about the project and get your copy of […]
di·a·log·ic [dahy-uh-loj-ik] adjective of, pertaining to, or characterized by dialogue. participating in dialogue. Also: di·a·log·i·cal. Origin: 1825–35; < Medieval Latin dialogicus < Greek dialogikós, equivalent to diálog ( os ) dialogue + -ikos -ic Related forms: di·a·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Interaction, the shared space of understanding, is a connected performance of dialogue. You can read more about me here and […]
eth·no·mu·si·col·o·gy [ĕth′nō-myo̅o̅′zĭ-kŏl′ə-jē] noun The scientific study of music, especially traditional or non-Western music, as an aspect of culture. The comparative study of music of different cultures. Also: eth′no·mu′si·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj. eth′no·mu′si·col′o·gist n. I love interacting musically with others from around the world. You can read more about me here. Thanks for visiting my website. Join the dialogue!
me·di·ol·o·gy noun The dedicated and intellectual study of media, seen as the plural of medium: the interactive communication and performance of people. The comparative study of and appreciation of media narratives. A neologism; a relevant form of social inquiry. see “What is Mediology?” by Régis Debray. Also: me·di·o·log′i·cal, film·o·log′i·cal adj. Of all the media pertinent to my studies, film […]