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How to Add a Shelf to an Ikea Table Top Desk for About $16, with Thoughts on Making

I believe that it is important for everyone to make things. Making uses the brain and the body. Making acts on the world. Making is an expression of ourselves. Making can be for ourselves alone or it can be shared

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Creating an Improved LEGO Iron Man’s Hall of Armor

UPDATE: I expanded this design and reported on it here. As I wrote in my previous blog post, I have been sorting my LEGO bricks. This has helped me organize the LEGO pieces that I have, and it has helped

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Building City Tech’s New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street With LEGO

Over the past few days, I build a small scale model of the new City Tech academic building at 285 Jay Street. Still under construction, this model highlights its eventual glass-covered transparency (see this PDF for additional renderings of the

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Posted in City Tech, Lego, making, Personal

TUAW.com: Apple.com showing changes, Site Tweaks

According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, apple.com underwent some changes last night. I have posted a screenshot of apple.com captured this morning. It appears that they have switched from a white background to an off-white, light noise background and they

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Slashdot Overhauls Site Design, 3rd in 13.5 Years

Slashdot.org: News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters just launched their redesigned look. It has clean lines, grey border, white text areas, and floating widget areas in the white text focal area. I like it. See it for yourself here: Slashdot.

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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7190 Custom Rebuild

And here it is–my custom rebuilt Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7190 model. It took me several months of tinkering to get it in the shape that it is now–beat-up, derelict, and having it where she needs it. In the

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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