November 4, 2012


New York City on a Friday night… … party people drunkenly looking for pizza. … lovers making out under the lamps in Washington Square Park. … a couple in their 30s, looking at each other like teenagers in the first blush of love. … dudes returning from a concert, “I processed this data differently when I […]

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on death

April 25, 2012


today I looked in the mirror and said to myself, “you’re going to die in about 30 years.” then I burst into tears. I looked some more and said, “so many people, so much love. it hasn’t been a bad life.” and cried some more, but smiled through my tears… because love makes life worth […]

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gender neutral starts with me

March 30, 2012


a colleague was asking for feedback on something he was designing for a class. him: “they choose their avatar… they can choose a boy avatar or a girl avatar.” me: “do you have any non-boy or non-girl avatar options?” him, making ‘come ON sava’ eyes at me: “sava, these are 12-year-olds.” me: “all the more […]

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from memo to tweet

February 20, 2012


[further musings based on things I've read... looking at different ways to think about Twitter and tweets and communication on Twitter.] what is transmitted in a tweet? information? knowledge? facts? all of the above? in his essay, The Memo and Modernity [pdf], John Guillory says that “The difference between information and fact is based on value in transmission.” so, […]

Posted in: online life, school

old paradigms for a new mode

January 27, 2012


alternate title: we’ve always been doing it, just the tools have changed, yo. [note: these are just fractured thoughts as I had them... forgive if they do not provide enough context or depth. I am happy to discuss further in the comments =)] I read parts of Ann Blair‘s book – Too Much to Know: […]

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bah humbug

December 15, 2011


I’m not really a redditor (I’m not even really a blogger, for that matter) – in that I haven’t created a rage comic, or actually seen a narwhal baconing at midnight. I have, however, gotten a lot of pleasure from the rage and misfortunes of others, read stuff, upvoted mebbe a few times… ok fine, […]

Posted in: online life, reflection

mediated friendships

March 30, 2011


among the many dynamics of mediated relationships, trust is an interesting factor. I’ve recently had a few different experiences that involved expectations and behaviors based on 3 different kinds of trust – I’m sure there are more, but I’m going to talk about 3. public persona legitimacy trust professional connection trust trust once removed so […]

Posted in: online life

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