Speech and Life: thoughts on security in the Internet age

reading: the Hill The recent terror attacks in London are disturbing and dreadful crimes. But hearing that British PM Theresa May feels that there appropriate response is greater regulation of the Internet makes me worry about where this well-meaning concern (or misplaced hysteria) will lead us. This past semester I read Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0,… Continue reading Speech and Life: thoughts on security in the Internet age

The Panopticon Writings: democratic surveillance

Jeremy Bentham's Inspection House plan, later known as the Panopticon Inspection House, and ultimately merely as the Panopticon was primed, through its meticulous planning and relegation to the imaginary, to transform into metaphor. In our evermore connected and documented way of life, it has only grown in both power and popularity in the imaginations of… Continue reading The Panopticon Writings: democratic surveillance

Is 80% “good enough”? Thoughts on Internet Penetration is Franklin County

Yesterday in the car, driving along Route 47, my friend said, "Wow, Sunderland really is just a lot of land." As a student at a large state university, it is strange to think about my current home as being "rural". Nevertheless, that is exactly what it is, don't let the pizza place or the laundromat… Continue reading Is 80% “good enough”? Thoughts on Internet Penetration is Franklin County

2017.02.28 : hobbies: food.

8Sometimes we are Ouroboros; endlessly circling ourselves, unable to escape, trapped within the confines of our own thought-cycles. Like a Lady in a Victorian novel, I'm lying in the dark, trying the calm the headache that has decided to take up residence between my temples. Exhaustion wars with boredom for the right to command my… Continue reading 2017.02.28 : hobbies: food.

2017.01.09 : a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on the Bible

I’ve been racing through the last 300 or so pages of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum. Part of it is because I just want to be finished with it – not that it hasn’t been enjoyable – 600-page books are very, very heavy, and I’m tired of dragging it around with me, both psychologically and physically.… Continue reading 2017.01.09 : a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on a falsehood based on the Bible