We've been contemplating acquiring a 3D printer at my university for pedagogical and research purposes. As part of this contemplation, I have had to learn more about the technology and uses of desktop manufacturing. And in doing this, I began thinking about how the diffusion and integration of 3D printing into everyday life could change … Continue reading 3D Printing: The end of consumerism?
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 had conceded the defeat of Ohio, and as Ohio went, so went the nation. In about 20 minutes, Obama thanked his family, his friends, his … Continue reading Analyzing Obama’s 2012 Victory Speech