#ellethedog is exhausted after I bandaged up the humongous gash on her paws and put a sock on to prevent her from licking the area. We will be visiting the vet in the morning. Thanks to @xuHulk for coming with me to Duane Reade for the first aid materiel run! Love having friends as neighborsZ
#notrealethnography - In America, people possess a high interest in losing extreme weight and shooting guns. Even though newspaper circulation is down, paper magazines that cater to the actual interests of everyday people are seeing their market share increase on news stands. Magazines such as People feature personal narratives of how females who call themselves “overweight” lose half of their weight. Combat Arms, a magazine for gun enthusiasts, introduces the newest features in rifle innovation through pictures of males holding hand guns and rifles. Based on my 30 visits of 30 magazine stands at airports and train stations in urban America, I have concluded that American females define a large part of their identity by their weight and that body appearance is a gendered issue that creates a double standard for females. I also conclude that a large part of the population supports gun ownership and the owners are mostly male.
Well according to this presenter, the dependent variable (delinquency) Is defined by “puppy love” and “internet addiction”??? And this is why quantitative surveys are fucking problematic!!! I asked the presenter what does “delinquency” mean, she said “deviant behavior.” Then I said what is deviant behavior, she said “activities that don’t conform to social norms.” Then she proceeded to explain the statistical significance of her binomial regressions…..then she said internet addiction is defined by “4” hours of internet use in one day…and so on and so on……..OMG CUT ME #sociology
Damn Ezra can sleep without shame! He’s sitting right next to the presenter and snoring OUTLOUD!!! My new goal in life: present a talk that will keep Ezra awake.
Seeing that Ezra is falling sleep right next to the presenter, I no longer feel bad that I can’t stay engaged with this talk and have resorted to documenting the social context of this scholarly meet up of sociologists.
OMG I’m hanging out with #ezravogel - preeminent China scholar whose early work argued that the Communist Party destroyed people’s ability to form friendships. (at 7 Sumner Road)
Pop culture hacker Elisa Kreisinger and video editor Marc Faletti remixed Mad Men from the perspective of the female characters. This is brilliant. The team is taking a creative route to make copyright policy and fair use rights real for artists and pop culture fans.
MAD MEN: Set Me Free (by Elisa Kreisinger)
Fuck yes pop culture hacker @popcultpirate brings @s_c_ Jayz to her @berkmancenter talk on copyright. She asks “do terms of service trump fair use rights?” I love her work! She hacked together a lesbian version of #Housewivesofbeverlyhills and a feminist take on #madmen. I’m now inspired to pop hack the next housewives episode! Look up her videos at popculturepirate.com. Elisa is currently a fellow at #eyebeammuseum (at Berkman Center for Internet & Society)
Celebrating first outdoor @berkmancenter dinner of the year thanks to @andrewlowenthal who opened up the backyard and set up the sound system! (at Dave’s Fresh Pasta)
This is how @baratunde rolls with ginger - he carries a whole piece of ginger in his pocket and gnaws on it all day. #onlyatberkmandinnerparty @berkmancenter (at Dave’s Fresh Pasta)
#onlyatberkmandinnerparty - @smwat says “avoid Foucault at all costs” as she bites down on a brisket - wild times @berkmancenter
Besos mi amour. Thank you for seeing me to my car. You don’t need to leave the elevator. I’ll find my way. #21cmuseumhotel #lifewithpenguin #cincinnati (at 21c Museum Hotel)
I must leave, but you’ve left your passion mark on me. Our love is special, but in moments of heart breaking farewells I think of Louise de Bernieres’s words: “Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion - that is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” “El amor es una locura temporal, irrumpe como un volcán y luego desaparece. Y cuando se desploma, tienes que tomar una decisión. Tienes que averiguar si sus raíces se han entrelazado tanto que es imposible que alguna vez se separen. Porque esto es lo que es el amor. El amor no es falta de aire, no hay emoción, no es la promulgación de promesas de pasión eterna, no es el deseo de amarse cada segundo y minuto del día, no es estar despierto por las noches imaginando que está besando cada grieta de su cuerpo. No, no se sonroja, te estoy diciendo algunas verdades. Eso es sólo estar “enamorado”, que cualquier tonto puede hacer. El amor mismo es lo que queda cuando el enamoramiento se ha quemado, y esto es a la vez un arte y un accidente afortunado” #21cmuseumhotel #lifewithpenguin #cincinnati
Do you want some more time alone before i dry you off with a towel? I will come back when the #thisamericanlife episode is over in 5 min. #lifewithpenguin #21cmuseumhotel #cincinnati (at 21c Museum Hotel)
Nasty times are wonderful, but we all must start the day with fresh skin. #21cmuseumhotel #lifewithpenguin #cincinnati