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Tag Archives: Culture
By alex | Published: 1/7/2009
I generally use the video for the Gray Album when I talk about the cultural effects of mash-ups. I’d love to use this in class instead, but I suspect it would be… less than appropriate. Equal parts brilliant and deeply disturbing. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.
By alex | Published: 7/31/2008
You know what people in the future used to wear? Jumpsuits and shorts. By Blade Runner and Fifth Element, we had pretty much done away with that. But in a future in which air conditioning is shunned as unhealthy for ourselves or our planet, can we assume folks will be trading in their three-season wool […]
By alex | Published: 7/23/2008
So you may have noted that Mattel is getting a little bit of guff over their Dom Barbie, to add on to the general problem of the doll’s body mold. On the other hand, Barbie is breaking gender stereotypes with the “I can be” career series. Who knew women could be baby doctors or art […]
By alex | Published: 7/18/2008
Since I was a kid, I’ve loved pedestrian bridges between buildings, and tunnels as well. I love the maze of tunnels under Crystal City and under many university campuses. I’m thrilled by the long-standing “Jetsons” vision of a future city of hanging monorails at the 40th floor and multi-directional elevators. So it’s no surprise that […]