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WHEN SOMEONE SHOWS ME AN INTERESTING ARTICLE OUTSIDE MY FIELD

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I’M LIKE:

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THEN I REALIZE:

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WHEN THE SEMINAR GETS TOO COMPLICATED

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MY FEELINGS ABOUT STATISTICS

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WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS MINGLING AT A SOCIAL EVENT

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THROWBACK THURSDAY! Brought to you by May 20, 2012

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this is meeeee

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WHEN SOMEONE ASKS WHAT I STUDY

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LEAVING ACADEMIA FOR INDUSTRY

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"

The Dominants will resist –

powerfully.

They will wonder what the fuss is all about.

For them there is no problem,

nothing to solve,

nothing to fix.

Their culture is invisible to them;

it is the water in which they swim,

the air they breathe.

The Dominants are offended

when their culture is made visible,

when it becomes an option

rather than the way things are.

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-an excerpt of a poem (“Dominant/Dominated”) by Barry Oshrey (1995)

remind you of the games industry and gamer culture at all?

(the correct answer is: yes)

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"Against the panorama of large events and seemingly unchangeable forces of society at large or of nature the individual often feels lost and hopeless. One coping mechanism is to dream an individual fantasy which provides a sense of meaning and significance for the individual and helps protect him from the pressures of natural calamity and social disaster. The rhetorical vision serves much the same coping function for those who participate in the drama and often with much more force because of the supportive warmth of like-minded companions."

-Ernest Bormann, providing an explanation for why memes are so popular in the chaotic age of the internet…

…back in 1972, before the internet was even a thing

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I’m getting crazy excited for the Popular Culture Association’s 2013 conference. How do I pick between going to sessions on Skyrim/GTA/other mods and going to sessions on furries? Or the Korean wave? I lamented about this “problem” on Twitter, and the PCA responded to me, saying, “Get a Time-Turner.”

I’m going to miss academia. ♥

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WALKING INTO MY DEFENSE

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"What we call our data are really our own constructions of other people’s constructions of what they and their compatriots are up to."

— Geertz, 1973,The Interpretation of Cultures

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lifesustainingmeasures:

Can we finally understand this as a society?  

Expecting a 17/18 year old to know what they want to do for the balance of their lives is ludicrous. 

THIS

OK

THHHHIIISSSSS

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She truly is a queen today.

I love this character so much.

POWER, GIRL. GIT SOME.

aaaw yeeaaah

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