Category: Culture

Guest Post: Brazil Knows How to Occupy

Ariana Chomitz is a junior anthropology major from Bethesda, Maryland.  She writes from Fortaleza, Brazil, where she is researching development studies. “Frustration finally boiled over in the form of the Occupy Various Random Spaces movement, wherein people who were sick and tired of a lot of stuff finally got off their butts and started working

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Has Congress Learned Nothing From the SOPA Protests?

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) and, with over 100 cosponsors, Congress appears to be in support of this new cybersecurity legislation. However, their surprise at the public backlash over the proposed bill is amazing. You’d think they would have learned something from the web-based activism against SOPA.

Where is Project Glass Taking Us?

In 2004, M.T. Anderson published Feed, a novel set in a futuristic society in which everyone has a chip planted in their heads at birth that is basically the Internet on steroids. The feed is a more powerful search engine than Google, a more comprehensive online shopping mall than Amazon and allows you to telecommunicate more

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Guest Post: Media Is The Fourth Branch Of Government

This guest post was written by Myles Alderman ’14, a molecular biology major from West Hartford, Connecticut. When religious conservatives choose Bible segments to support a position that liberals find offensive, they are frequently attacked by the media for their biased selection.  Yet when the media wants to prematurely judge a case before the investigation

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