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Categorizing Fractured Fandom

Defining Fractured Fandom According to the discipline of fan studies, at this point in history, being a fan is considered a positive for any individual. Being a fan helps people … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Analyzing Obama’s 2012 Victory Speech

In the early hours of November 7th, 2012, Barack Obama took the stage at the McCormick Center in Chicago to give his re-election victory speech after Republican challenger Mitt Romney … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Rise of Hentai in America, Part 3

[This is the final part of the women studies paper I wrote on hentai.  You can find Part 1, on the definition of hentai, here, and Part 2, on the … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fear the Virtual World?

I must make a confession up front: I would never have watched The Ghost Whisperer if it was not for my involvement with the Virtual Worlds Research Project at Roskilde … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tweets from the World

  • Women gaining ground in other STEM fields, just not computing: The Stats On Women In Tech Are Actually Getting Worse huff.to/1McPEaE 1 day ago
  • In statistics class I labeled the mean as "Mr. Nice Guy" because it doesn't ignore the outliers the way the other central tendencies do. 1 day ago
  • RT @DUCommStars: Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard shares her work on virtual worlds as the future of communication: A Study in Virtual Worlds http:/… 1 day ago

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