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When the Doors Open: Latinas Drive Me Cray-zeh, Latinas Drive Me Cray-zeh

May 27, 2009 by


Holy shit I love Obama, which I know would disappoint some people who really know me. But honestly, I love that he’s just breaking up turning the old boys’ clubs traditions and networks on their heads. Obama is really priming us minority brown folk for a good future.  Priming is a method in experimental psychology […]

In 7 Quotes or Less: The Triumph of the Mundane by Hal Kane

May 26, 2009 by


The Book: The Triumph of the Mundane: The Unseen Trends that Shape Our Lives and Environment. A book with information and logic that people in the American public should be aware of. Talks about how technology has made our lives extremely convenient, ultimately at the cost of physical environmental and social wear and tear. 1. […]

An External Working Memory System

May 24, 2009 by


With the IBM Memory personal organizer, everything becomes memorable. Via Medagadget. An externalized memory system that works as a “storehouse” of memory, and in real-time!  A more portable, smarter version of Evernote combined with a camera, a tape recorder, and a hard-drive.  Perhaps the real-time abatement of prosopamnesia. I think they would be quite useful […]

Addition to Memory and Respect For Your Elders

May 22, 2009 by


What I wanted to say in this post about Memory and Respect for Your Elders was this: I was thinking in particular about tribes in remote areas outside the globalized diaspora the globalized network of trade. We would call them “indigenous people.” [I imagine] They aren’t subject to cultural diffusion in the way we receive […]

In 7 Quotes or Less: Culture and Cognition: Readings in Cross-Cultural Psychology edited by J.W. Berry and P.R. Dasen

May 21, 2009 by


The Book: Culture and cognition: readings in cross-cultural psychology by John W. Berry and P.R. Dasen Published in 1974, Methuen (London) Authors of articles, virtually predominantly white people with a few twinkies sprinkled along the way, ran a battery of psychological tests on brown, black, yellow, and red people. Not that this wasn’t expected cause […]

Perception at the Basketball Hoop: Finding my Shot

May 19, 2009 by


When I go to a park with a basketball hoop and a court, I play one of two games: 1) basketball 2) soccer-basketball/footketball/basket soccer. The first game, self-explanatory. Basketball. That’s what people normally do when they go to the basketball court. The second game, probably makes people wonder what I’m doing, unrestrained, without a straitjacket […]

Memory and Respect for Your Elders

May 17, 2009 by


The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. Props meaning objects, not necessarily praise, but I suppose that could fall under that too. * * * * * One day during a company meeting at an old job, we were asked, “if you were in a fire and you could only take […]

A Brief Reflexive Ethnographic Narrative of The Memory Card

May 15, 2009 by


Anything from my past with the word “memory” in it is quickly becoming a topic of interest to me. It’s like my life is a text book or word document, and I’m ctrl + f-ing/google searching for any occurrences of the word “memory.” Today, that mental ctrl + f-ing/google search led me to the Playstation […]

“It Is Clear to Me”

May 14, 2009 by


In The Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King – H.G. Wells But the problem is the countrymen of the Country of the Blind come to view the one-eyed-man as kind of a buffoon. They don’t know anything about seeing stars, the sun, mountains, the sea, the glaciers.  Sounds like something of his […]

In 7 Quotes or Less: The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind’s Hidden Complexities by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner

May 11, 2009 by


For this one, 8, because this book was all over the place. The Book: The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind’ Hidden Complexities, Basic Books, 2002 1. We do not ask ourselves how we can see on thing as one thing because we assume that the unity comes from the thing itself, not […]