Posts Tagged: random media notes

The Walden game

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Ready to achieve virtual self-reliance? The National Endowment for the Arts grant has recently awarded the University of Southern California a $40,000 grant to produce a video game based on Henry David Thoreau’s works where players can “follow in the virtual footsteps of Thoreau and conduct their own experiments in living deliberately.” Other literary-based media […]

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Who Do You Write Like?

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You read last week in The Rumpus about the new “statistical analysis tool” that tells you who you write like. Coding Robots, a group of software developers, seemingly created I Write Like just for fun; the page analyzes your word choice and writing style and spits back a writer it compares you to (out of […]

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Abandoning the Mothership

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We’ve all heard the stories about people getting fired from jobs because of overly revealing Facebook photos, or of couples breaking up by changing their Facebook “relationship status” before even talking to one another. Though Facebook is meant to exist in virtual reality, we have given it the power to seep into and intermingle with […]

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When Eternity’s Too Gay

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Kaylie Jones, daughter of James Jones who penned From Here to Eternity, revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that her father was forced to remove gay sex scenes from his original manuscript prior to publication. Jones had originally included discussions and details about sexual favors and relationships between male soldiers, which were deemed […]

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Random Media Notes

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“The Washington Post convened a panel of ten people to weigh in on whether a news outlet should cover an alleged sexual assault or not. No shock, ten panelists = ten men.” Way to go, WaPo! Ann Arbor.com starts up after Ann Arbor News folds. AP to create registry to track and protect online content. […]

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