501(c)(me): The rise of personal fundraising

What would you do if this came across your dash: urulokid: i am so so bad at asking for money this is horrible i wasnt raised to do this basically okay here’s my current situation. our lease is up in june and we’re going to be moving out to a house closer to town somewhere […]

Continue reading →

Choose your heroes carefully

I spent the weekend dress as Jennifer Walters, or She-Hulk, at this weekend’s Awesome Con in Washington D.C. It was fun in the joyous ways all theater is fun–I had make-up, I sewed my costume, I had lines and did research and played with a cast of thousands. But this weekend was also my first time cosplaying […]

Continue reading →

Captain America, rather than Iron Man, is America

A friend and I have a party game: take the countries that contribute troops to UN peacekeeping forces and argue about which Marvel superhero characters they are. This probably speaks more to the kinds of parties we throw, but below are some of the most consistent results: USA: Iron Man Canada: Captain America Russia: Black […]

Continue reading →

Open thread for 94-848/79-298: Mobile Phones & Social Media in Development & Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

I’m taking a break from my vacation in the stunning mountains of Montana to talk to a class at Carnegie Mellon being taught by my awesome major advisor, Jay Aronson. I’ll be updating this post with references to the links I bring up in the conversation, so class participants and refer back to it. Any […]

Continue reading →

The militarization of Starfleet and the future of the United Nations

I just returned from the midnight showing of Into Darkness, the newest in the Star Trek reboot, so if you don’t want spoilers, don’t read on. Like this:Like Loading…

Continue reading →