Memories of Skateboarding and Nostalgic Assembly of a Re-Issued Mike McGill Powell-Peralta Skull & Snake Skateboard

This is a long read that combines autobiography, nostalgia, memory, and instructions. Visitors here might find it interesting and informative. My students might use it as a model for some of their own multimodal writing about memory, processes, instructions, and reflection. While it has been over 25 years since I last rode a skateboard withContinue reading “Memories of Skateboarding and Nostalgic Assembly of a Re-Issued Mike McGill Powell-Peralta Skull & Snake Skateboard”

Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018

  The Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium was an amazing success! Here are videos from the symposium’s presentations and discussions from Nov. 27, 2018. Watch them all on YouTube via this playlist, or watch them as embedded videos below. 9:00am-9:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks Location: Academic Complex A105 Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean ofContinue reading “Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018”

Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details

The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction   200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein   Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, 9:00am-6:00pm   New York City College of Technology, CUNY Academic Complex, Room A105 285 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201   Organizing Committee: Jill Belli, Jason W. Ellis, Leigh Gold, Lucas Kwong, RobertContinue reading “Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details”

CFP Deadline of October 31 for Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

Just a reminder that the call for papers deadline is October 31, 2018 for the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium. Details are below! 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City CollegeContinue reading “CFP Deadline of October 31 for Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

New Research Project on the Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995 is Underway

This semester, I am using course release time to focus on a research project that I am tentatively titling, “The Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995.” Most of my readings come from SF magazines, but I’m finding some material in anthologies, too. More to follow…stay tuned.

CFP: New American Notes Online (NANO), Special Issue on Twin Peaks Season Three

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was pitching the call for papers for my co-edited issue number 12 of NANO on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, there’s an exciting new cfp for issue 15 on Twin Peaks, Season Three! I fondly remember the strangeness of watching the original two seasons unfold onContinue reading “CFP: New American Notes Online (NANO), Special Issue on Twin Peaks Season Three”

Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay St., Namm N119, Brooklyn, NY “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve;Continue reading “Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction”

LEGO 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower Modified with Two Extra Floors: Arc Reactor, Hall of Armor, and More!

Recently, I decided to rebuild LEGO set 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower from the Avengers 2: Age of Ultra line. The trouble was that the elements for the set were strewn throughout my boxes of bricks and sorted drawers. I used some of the bricks in an Iron Man Hall of Armor MOC, which hadContinue reading “LEGO 76038 Attack on Avengers Tower Modified with Two Extra Floors: Arc Reactor, Hall of Armor, and More!”

EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Video Card Upgrade, Incredible Graphics in Games and Simulations

When I built my desktop PC last year, I opted for a low-end video card, because my graphics requirements were modest and it helped keep the cost of computer parts down. Since then, I’ve wanted to experience a better visual experience on my computer in games and graphics simulations, meaning more detail and effects, andContinue reading “EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Video Card Upgrade, Incredible Graphics in Games and Simulations”

Retrocomputing at City Tech Site Updated with Software Inventory

Recently, I posted about the new OpenLab site that I launched for “Retrocomputing at City Tech.” On the site, I included a photographic inventory of the computing hardware and peripherals that I have on-hand in my office in Namm 520. Now, I’ve added to the site with a second page that inventories a majority ofContinue reading “Retrocomputing at City Tech Site Updated with Software Inventory”