March22014
amnhnyc:

Scientists are already working to bring back extinct animals like the Passenger Pigeon and Tasmanian wolf. Read up on de-extinction in today’s New York Times Magazine.
Hear from Museum Curator Ross Macphee on this controversial subject in a video or listen to the podcast.
And, learn about the Museum’s 12 Tasmanian wolf specimens here. 
Image: Stephen Wilkes for The New York Times. Tasmanian Tiger, Mammalogy Department, American Museum of Natural History

amnhnyc:

Scientists are already working to bring back extinct animals like the Passenger Pigeon and Tasmanian wolf. Read up on de-extinction in today’s New York Times Magazine.

Hear from Museum Curator Ross Macphee on this controversial subject in a video or listen to the podcast.

And, learn about the Museum’s 12 Tasmanian wolf specimens here

Image: Stephen Wilkes for The New York Times. Tasmanian Tiger, Mammalogy Department, American Museum of Natural History

(Source: The New York Times)

July112013
10AM
May32013
“I’d read enough blog posts and magazine articles and books about how the internet makes us lonely, or stupid, or lonely and stupid, that I’d begun to believe them. I wanted to figure out what the internet was “doing to me,” so I could fight back. But the internet isn’t an individual pursuit, it’s something we do with each other. The internet is where people are.”

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | The Verge

A blog post and documentary about tech writer Paul Miller, who left the Internet for a year.

April302013
April282013

kirsten225 said: Hi Prof. Kim! I am wondering if the syllabus on Black Board is up-to-date. I know you said in class that the deadline for our paper was extended. The online syllabus says it is due May 3rd. Is that the updated due date? Thanks!

This is the announcement I sent out a while ago about final papers:


  The main databases for articles in anthropology and media studies to consult are jstor and anthrosource, both accessible through the university library website. Another indispensable source is Google Scholar. You should cite at least 2 articles or books from the course syllabus and have at least 4 additional sources.
  The final papers will now be due on May 3rd, except for those presenting on Coding Freedom—those short papers will be due on May 1st, and your final papers will be due on May 6th.

April252013

lizzy225 said: I have been chatting with some other students, and a few of us had a similar question. Could you point me in the direction of how to properly cite a Youtube video. Is this something that could be included in an academic paper?

You can include it in the bibliography under the creator’s name, with the URL and date accessed at the end.

April242013

Lessig on “Aaron’s Laws - Law and Justice in a Digital Age” (by HarvardLawSchool)

April232013
kirsten225:

so relevant to our class discussion about the underrepresentation of women in hacker culture

kirsten225:

so relevant to our class discussion about the underrepresentation of women in hacker culture

April222013
“Organizations today need, in many cases, to manage hundreds or thousands (or tens of thousands) of servers with applications that are spread out over many, many individual VMs or servers. Developers need to be able to write applications that can be spread over tens or thousands of servers as demand requires, rather than trying to “scale up” applications on bigger and beefier hardware. Having an open cloud matters because we need to be able to continue the work that GNU and Linux folks have been doing for more than twenty years, at scale. It matters because we need the cloud to be bigger than Amazon or proprietary companies – and because users and organizations should have as much control over their computing destiny at scale as they have had on individual servers. So, though many folks are probably tired about hearing about “cloud this” and “cloud that”, it’s really not going away anytime soon. And if you’re interested in software freedom, this is the next generation.”

What is Open Source Cloud? | Linux.com

And why we need it for the future of software freedom.

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