Blog Archives

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in making, Pedagogy, Personal

Lego City Space 2011 Advertisement

The Legotown Space series from the 1980s is among my favorite all-time series from Lego. However, I do like the updated Lego City Space series that is now available. Watch the advertisement above to see Lego Space’s updated look.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Lego

Lego Space and Blacktron UK Advertisement

While I am posting on Lego, here is a UK advertisement from the late 1980s for Lego Space Blacktron sets. Those were good sets to build and I loved reusing those bricks for other projects.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Lego

NASA and the Postmodern

Yesterday, I picked up my Grandpa Gerald’s wedding ring from Kent Jeweler’s after it was resized. In preparation for wearing a ring all the time, which I am not accustomed to, I am wearing my high school class ring. Why

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Personal, Science, Science Fiction

Mars and Beyond, Thinking Big

My students are watching Walt Disney’s Mars and Beyond in class today. They will write a response to the film over the weekend that will be one element of their second essay assignment–constructing a narrative of our solar system. As

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Movies, Science

The Beginnings of a Major Lego Project

For the past couple of weeks, I have considered playing with Legos bricks again. I had a lot of fun assembling the Midi-scale Millennium Falcon, because during that build, I returned to a kind of concentration and elevation from worry

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Personal

Kent State Writing and Composition I, Sections 11161 and 11174, Fall 2009

I’ve begun to receive emails from future students in my two sections of Writing and Composition I at Kent State University in Fall 2009.  If you’re in CRN sections 11161 or 11174, please feel free to order your books ahead

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Kent State, Pedagogy
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.

Archives

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 840 other followers

Blog Stats
  • 504,197 visits