Mark Gan

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“The beauty of data visualization”

In this ted talk David McCandless focuses on that everyone is experiencing data overload in some form. He states “So, visualizing information, so that we can see the patterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on …

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“How PhotoSynth can connect the world’s images”

I found this ted talk especially interesting after taking a GIS course this past summer. Mr. Blaise Agüera y Arcas does an overview of utilizing all of different photo capturing technologies and how a program a called “Microsoft Photosynth” that can potentially combine all of the pictures from everyone in the entire world and create …

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Kirkus Evicted Book Review

The main theme of this review was centered around finances with statistics to help promote the seriousness to the reader. The review links how the monetary effects of housing have a direct correlation to poverty. One of the main points addressed in this review was that Matthew Desmond had such a strong emphasis on the vouchers …

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Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling

Good evening everyone. The previous week I was trying to figure out what I could find that related scholarship and technology. Then I came across this article that I found incredibly fascinating especially relating to the confidence and authoritativeness Bartholomae’s “Inventing the University” emphasizes.The article is about a scholar and writer Mary Bear who has …

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AAR #1|#2 “Inventing the University” Blog|Podcast

Blog Post: “Inventing the University” My first initial reaction of “Inventing the University” by David Bartholomae just by reading the title prior to our first assignment, was a thought of “here we go”. What I mean by that, is how someone could possibly title their work with such a pronounced and direct statement. The title …

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