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On Reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books

I read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books over the winter break. All of them: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and

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Posted in Fantasy, Personal

Spring 2013 ENGL1101 Project 2, “Maximizing the Brain’s Potential,” Final Videos

For the second major project in my ENGL1101 class at Georgia Tech titled, “Maximizing the Brain’s Potential,” students work in teams of several students each to produce collaboratively an entertaining and educational video based on a single chapter from John Medina’s

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Posted in Georgia Tech, Pedagogy

A Selection of Videos to Review with My ENGL1101 Classes on Oct 17, 2012

During today’s class, I would like us to watch these videos and discuss what these videos attempt to accomplish rhetorically using WOVEN (written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal) modes of communication. 10 Amazing Facts About the Brain: Interesting Facts About

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Posted in Georgia Tech, Pedagogy

A Prime Example Why SOPA Will Endanger the Internet: Spiteful Big Corporations

The other big news this past week besides SOPA was MegaUpload.com’s MegaUpload Song on YouTube: Universal Music Group (UMG) had a conniption fit, because some of their signed artists provided testimonials for MegaUpload, a file sharing site that makes it

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Posted in Computers, Music, Rights, Technology

Star Wars Set to AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on YouTube

My cousin Ian Cox turned me onto this Star Wars cut set to AC/DC’s song “Thunderstruck.” The editor did a very good job transforming the film into a music video with carefully timed transitions and editing techniques.

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Posted in Music, Science Fiction

George Lucas Strikes Back, Trailer on Youtube

I found this gem on BoingBoing yesterday morning. “George Lucas Strikes Back” is an over-the-top movie idea presented in the form of a movie trailer without a movie. These types of trailers are created by fans and filmmakers as a

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Posted in Movies, Science Fiction

Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis, an Outrageous Science Fiction Short Film

Originally spied on the outstanding blog SFSignal here, I cannot recommend the above short science fiction film enough! Called “Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis” and written by Damon Lindelof of LOST and Star Trek fame, it is about a young prodigy

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Posted in Movies, Science Fiction
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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