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Posts by: Aimee Burnett

90 Days, 90 Reasons

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With time waning in the electoral race between Obama and Romney, the lack of energy and enthusiasm is striking.

Obama’s reelection seems to be met with the proverbial sound of crickets chirping — a sound indicative of apparent voter apathy. Disillusioned by unmet expectations, and unimpressed by what this president has delivered while in office, those who got him into office in the first place seem to have thrown in the towel and are standing idly by this time round.

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Kickstarter Gentrification

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What began as a digital platform to aid underfunded artists in finding a wider audience and financial backing is now weeding out amateurs.

The business of managing and consulting kickstarter initiatives is on its way up. In fact, managing a successful kickstarter campaign almost requires external aid, and it’s this fact that is changing the game of online fundraising and its blossoming subeconomies.

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‘The The Angels Angels’ & Other Astrophysicist Baseball Observations

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: Space Chronicle, The Pluto Files. Host: StarTalk Radio) on Baseball:

> Tonight’s @AllStarGame compells me to Tweet what Baseball looks like through the lens of an astrophysicist…

> In the 1960s, when we still dreamed, we named a dome, a baseball team, and even the artificial turf they played on “Astro”

> If baseball reported averages to 4 decimal places instead of 3, then a three-hundred hitter would be batting “three thousand”

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SF vs. The Other Big Apple

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Last week Apple computers pulled out of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

Apple, increasingly under pressure from environmental campaigners in recent times, may be on the outs with San Francisco. Disappointment with this action on Apple’s part runs deep in SF offices, to the point that city officials may be banned from purchasing Apple products in the future.

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Network Gender Balance

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Should you seek a utopian, gender equal virtual space in which to social network, scribd, orkut, and foursquare are where it’s at.

However, the internet vortex of social networking sites sees the scales tip in favor of a female majority. In fact, there are 99 million more monthly female visitors to social networking sites as compared to those who identify as male.

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‘Marking Moments When the World Changes’

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The 13th edition of the Documenta art exhibition, (a showcase of contemporary art that takes place in Germany every five years) a.k.a. ‘the Museum of 100 days,’ opened on June 9th.

Always a rather serious affair, this edition deals with “moments of trauma, at turning points, accidents, catastrophes, crises — events that mark moments when the world changes.” With an emphasis on interconnectivity and our lived connection with the theoretical, Documenta 2012 is a timely affair.

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