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Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

People, and particularly the young of society, include hanging out on social media outlets as part of their daily routine. It’s a cute way of sharing snapshots of what’s going on in one’s personal life. It can be a quick and easy way of getting ahold of a friend. In the past few months, Facebook (or Mark Zuckerburg at least) has particularly been featured under … Continue reading Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

Remembering Upton Sinclair and His Battle Against Fake News

Originally posted on American Watchmen:
Upton Sinclair was born 140 years ago this very day, on September 20th, 1878. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the man’s death. An author, activist, and politician himself, Sinclair and his many works have made a profound impact on American government, culture, and way of thinking. The Jungle and Journalism Every course book on American history in… Continue reading Remembering Upton Sinclair and His Battle Against Fake News

Joseph Pearce’s Lecture on the Meaning of Progress (September 2018)

In early September 2018, professor/author Joseph Pearce came to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. The biggest thing in town is the campus and the relative schools run with the assistance of the Benedictine monks. Kicking off the weekend a bit early one Friday evening, several departments of the college hosted Mr. Pearce who was to deliver a speech on the topic of progress. This was … Continue reading Joseph Pearce’s Lecture on the Meaning of Progress (September 2018)

Alien Life Could Exist on Jupiter

Jupiter is a Jovian planet, a giant formed primarily out of gases. So how could alien life be able to exist in an environment where most of the phases of matter are absent? The answer is simply found in the element of water. Within the rotating, turbulent Great Red Spot, perhaps Jupiter‘s most distinguishable characteristic, are water clouds. Many of the other clouds in this … Continue reading Alien Life Could Exist on Jupiter

Review of Andy Weir’s Short Story “Digitocracy”

The short story “Digitocracy” was published a few months ago in Future Human, Medium’s monthly zine of July. Written by Andy Weir, author of the novel The Martian which was adapted into a film in 2015, this story primarily follows a heated dialogue between a man named Damak, who has a head on his shoulders, and a sophisticated AI called Wichita, which is in charge … Continue reading Review of Andy Weir’s Short Story “Digitocracy”

Embers & Dust (2016) Short Film Review

One of the contributions to the DUST sci-fi shorts series this year, Embers & Dust was an enthralling eleven minutes and worth every second of it. Directed and conceived by Patrick Biesemans, this mini-movie is elegantly filmed and smoothly acted out. The use of actual audio from the golden-voiced Orson Welles’ 1938 radio presentation of War of the Worlds was brilliant and sharply effective. It’s … Continue reading Embers & Dust (2016) Short Film Review

NASA Wanting to Regain Contact with Martian Rover Opportunity

On June 10th of this year, NASA lost contact with its Martian rover Opportunity, a vehicle which has been traversing the Red Planet’s surface since early 2004. The cause of the disruption was a dust storm. Now, after two and a half months of waiting, the storm is dissipating. This means that, as the dust clears, the sun can once again reach the solar panels … Continue reading NASA Wanting to Regain Contact with Martian Rover Opportunity

John Tuttle – Three Photos

Originally posted on formercactus:
Solid Bottle: Solid Color Many of my more artistic photographs employ the selective color effect; it’s an eye-catcher that seldom ceases to prove its distinctness and attractiveness. And so, I obviously wanted to use it on one of the drifting bottle shots. For photographic purposes though, the bottle is never drifting. When it’s floating on the surface the aesthetic just isn’t… Continue reading John Tuttle – Three Photos