The iPad Dilemma – Brilliant Distraction

So I love my iPad, and wonder if I should give it away. I've rejected that option, so I've got to come at the management of the onslaught of information (really terrific and entertaining information) in a new way.  Between Flipboard's visual delivery of Twitter and Facebook feeds, not to mention the curated brilliance of …

World Building

Jonathan Harris is an artist I just came across last night, but already, there's something about what he's up to that appeals to me.   Go to his website to explore.   He begins with a clear statement of vision, and then you go to a page with descriptions of his work.   He is …

The CyberSea

The preacher said a couple of weeks ago that the sea has always been a symbol of chaos. Last night, I went surfing.   Not just for the fun of it.  It's time for the annual ramp up toward my January class, that audacious thing having to do with a "Christian Aesthetic", whatever that might …

Up to Our Necks in “The Shallows”

Nicholas Carr, in his book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains, brings a lot of brain science to bear on his simple thesis: the Internet is indeed changing the structure and processes of our brains, as will any new technology that becomes as ubiquitous and powerful as the 'net has become.   …

Twitter-Dee, Twitter-Dumb

It's fun to stay on top of things, noodling the most entertaining tweets from my Tweetdeck. But I may be reaching the cliff called Overload.  If not, I can sure see it from here. Sensory overload always been an occupational hazard of living inside this particular brain.  I go into libraries, stop at the door, …