Hitler and Electric Speed

April 21, 2010


I just read an article on Salon magazine about the fact that Constantin Films, the producer of the original the 2004 filmDer Untergang which has become the spoofed series of YouTube viral videos, has begun pulling the videos off of YouTube. ¬†Without knowing the whole rationale behind their decision, i’m guessing this is a big […]

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Dissertation Research Method (overview)

March 8, 2010


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Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn – Telegraph

February 20, 2010


Richard Wiseman Published: 12:01AM GMT 09 Jan 2003 A decade ago, I set out to investigate luck. I wanted to examine the impact on people’s lives of chance opportunities, lucky breaks and being in the right place at the right time. After many experiments, I believe that I now understand why some people are luckier […]

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February 19, 2010


she died yesterday my neighbor a wall between us that sampled life down to subtle rhythms not the sordid kind but the kind of waking up and getting ready and sitting down to read and going out for a final drive they make other rhythms today police men and a roommate and a mother and […]

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Frameworks, Theories and Models

February 18, 2010


Elinor Ostrom, in a paper entitled “The Institutional Analysis and Development Framework In Historical Perspective,” [1] writes that her study of institutions depends on three levels of specificity that are often confused with one another: Frameworks, Theories and Models.  I found her description of each, and her description of how they are related to one […]

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Problem Statement – Background

February 2, 2010


(still working on this) . Design There is, at the present time, a good deal of debate about the meaning of the word design, but for the purpose of this dissertation, i will rely on the very general definition provided by the great polymath Herb Simon, who defines it as . ..a person or people […]

Dissertation Bibliography

January 31, 2010


————————————————————————————————— Design ————————————————————————————————— Fischer, G., & Giaccardi, E. (2006). Meta-design: A Framework for the Future of End-User Development. In End User Development (pp. 427-457). Retrieved June 8, 2009, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-5386-X_19. Giaccardi, E. (2005). Metadesign as an emergent design culture. Leonardo, 38(4), 342-349. Krippendorff, K. (2007). The semantic turn: A new foundation for design. Artifact, 1(1), […]