‘Technology’

Ideas in virtual space through actor-network theory

This was an essay written for a course I took, continuing on the discussion of geography and sociology. Introduction The commodification of technology has made it even easier to reach individuals and groups that are physically distant, but virtually neighboring. In the Information Age, new connections between people and groups of people are being created in the virtual world as much as or more than they… Read More

Virtual space and the internet

The best way to characterize my generation would be the generation that witnessed and came of age during the transition into the age of the Internet. In contrast, many of the younger adults I have met do not know what it was like back when connecting to the Internet meant dialing into the network using a modem. In reading Robert M. Kitchin’s article titled “Towards… Read More

The most high profile conference I’ve ever been to

International Civil Aviation Organization

Today is the second day of the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s advisory body, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), in its 16th meeting (SBSTTA 16). This body makes recommendations for implementation of the Convention. There is an estimated 600 people here, with delegates and parties representing around 150 – 190 countries, and also attendees representing international organizations… Read More

Online course: Making Green Buildings

I have written a few times about LEED and green buildings here, here, and here. This is an opportunity to catch up on the green building industry from an expert! Making Green Buildings is being offered as an online course for the masses, and it is completely free as part of an innovative online course initiative and through the participation of professors from Stanford and… Read More

New year goal? Use online courses to boost professional development!

I’ve signed up to these courses offered online through Coursera. The courses are free, with videos and materials all available on the respective websites. Databases Model Thinking – preview videos are available Computer Science 101 Making Green Buildings Take a look and see if any of the courses offered past and present interest you! I’ll blog more about them as they start up.

Recycled plastic eyeglasses frames

eco-optics

A year ago this month, I purchased new eyeglasses frames from the Earth Conscious Optics line by MODO. They are made completely of recycled plastic. I could also chosen frames that were made from recycled metals. They have been awesome so far, although they don’t sit quite evenly on my nose, but that just might be because my nose is a little uneven! Here’s what… Read More