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Ironic Post for the Day

Posted in Geek with tags , on October 6, 2014 by reddragonpub

Please excuse the inherent irony of using a form of social media (IE. my little blog) to post a video that addresses the rampant use of technology and social media in our world today, but this gentleman’s message struck a cord with me and I had to share.

Geek Alert!!!

Posted in Geek with tags , on October 16, 2013 by reddragonpub

leap

I wanted to share the coolest geek device that I’ve seen in a long while.  It’s a new type of computer input device called Leap Motion (https://www.leapmotion.com/).  The easiest way to describe it is “Air-touch” technology.  It lets you interact with your computer like a touch-screen, but you don’t have to touch anything but air.  Can you say “Hello, Tony Stark!”? And at $80 per device, you don’t have to have Tony’s money to play with them.

We’ve scored 5 of these awesome little devices for our campus and are working on developing educational end-uses that will enhance our student’s learning experiences.

Complexity?!?!?

Posted in Complexity, Writing with tags , , on May 1, 2009 by reddragonpub

What is complexity?  In short, I’m refering to complexity science, which is the study of complex systems.  It’s a fairly large and interesting field that I’ve been sucked into by my Sociology professor (Thanks, Brian!).  Interest in this field plus a high level of computer geekyness will land you smack in the middle of computational sociology – which is where I’m at now.  http://www.personal.kent.edu/~mdball has some of the computer models that I’ve worked on.  Some other great resources for this field are the SACS website and the SACS Blog.

For a more comprehensive definition of complexity and computational sociology, give my Sociology of Complexity page a read.

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 30, 2009 by reddragonpub

Hello!  First time setting up a blog – so this should be interesting!  Hmmm……15 years in the computer field and never done THIS before – pretty sad!  More to come.

This blog will have a smattering of everything – my writing, computers, complexity – and all other things geeky!

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