Category Archives: Essays

More Power than any Supreme Court Justice, any King, or any President

Social Media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram–innocuous as they seem, their policies of what counts as free speech and what counts as banned content determine what people can see; depending on who and where they are. An uploaded video of a democratic … Continue reading

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“Covered in Beeees!”

Man this is cool. I mean even if you were to hate insects, “Creatures!” as one friend of mine calls them, this would still amaze you to a point far beyond your insectophobia. “There are 4,000 species of North American … Continue reading

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Biohacking and DIY Technosurgery

I’m shocked at how little news there is on biohacking, grinding, and what has long been known in the science fiction community as cyberization. The best news article is on Aljazeera America for christ’s sake. Behold, Tim Cannon AKA the guy … Continue reading

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“Of Grammatology” The Writing Meme and Its Lost History

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 10/3/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology Part 2 I first had a lot of difficulty grasping Derrida’s meaning in this reading. It was in researching the history of language (online) that I came … Continue reading

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“Of Grammatology” a Signifier of a Signifier of a Signifier of Signifieds

Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 9/29/11 Short Paper on Of Grammatology “‘Signifier of the signifier’ describes on the contrary the movement of language: in its origin, to be sure, but one can already suspect that an origin whose … Continue reading

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Video Games and Aesthetics Presentation from ICA 2013

It’s a poor thing not to have seen my presentation “Can Video Games Find a Home in Aesthetics? Video Games and the Institutional Theory of Art.” However the essay should become available soon in the ICA 2013 Proceedings. In the meantime here … Continue reading

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“Lies Were More Dependable than the Truth” Second Publication of 2013

It’s out! Buy it now! It’s actually pretty cheap, so come on already. “Lies were more Dependable than the Truth.” In Ender’s Game and Philosophy, eds. D.E. Wittkower and Lucinda Rush, 213-222. Chicago: Open Court, November, 2013. http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/ enders_game.htm.     … Continue reading

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“Mereology” First Publication of 2013

2013 is my most successful publishing (getting-published?) year to date. Things move slow in print, so there’s the ever looming doubt of whether an “accepted” paper will actually make it through the “editing” and then the “printing” process without being … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Internet Radio?

Collin Pointon Class: Communications-Chapman Radio 12/1/2010 This essay is a response to the question: “In your opinion, what will the future of radio be? How will this affect the future of Chapman Radio?” I happen to know precisely the future … Continue reading

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My Short Paper “Language, Truth, and Rhetoric” Published

Check out my short paper published in Chapman University’s e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work: http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/e-research/article/view/134/336 The paper was originally a final essay for the course English-307: Foundations of Rhetorical Studies taught by Doug Sweet.  Unfortunately they left out the question prompt that … Continue reading

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