On Thursday, my friends and I went to check out the newly opened virtual reality games and arcade center at the Mall of America, SMAAASH. While many might be fooled by my studious outlook, I am actually a huge fan of arcade games. I have spent many hours in my teenage years in arcade centers and … Continue reading SMAAASH: VR Entertainment Review
This column originally appears in St. Cloud Times, Monday, February 10, 2014. If you watched the Super Bowl commercials, you should be aware of the controversy Coca-Cola stirred up with its new ad titled “It’s Beautiful.” The 60-second ad featured “America, the Beautiful,” sung in seven languages during scenes of Americans of different ethnicities spending time … Continue reading Coke Ad Shows True Beauty of the United States
Earning a higher educational degree is a notable pursuit. This pursuit usually starts when one has developed an interest around a certain area of study and began looking for universities and programs that meet his/her academic needs. Yet, as a graduating master's student and Ph.D. applicant, I cannot rant enough how frustrating the process of … Continue reading Ph.D. Finder for Rhetoric and Composition Programs
This winter break and holidays have been an ideal time for me to work on my MA research, which focuses on power and ideological borders within MOOC interfaces. Having already written about 40% of the anticipated 15,000-word thesis essay, I find my interest and desire to learn about MOOCs grow stronger each time I come … Continue reading How are We MOOCing?
Wow, just wow. I am flattered by the jump in viewership that happened overnight after I blogged about why the latest Apple iPhone keynote is rhetorically deficient. Not to jump on the bandwagon but I would like to take this chance to explain why I maintain my argument and so-called cynical viewpoint on the new … Continue reading iPhone 5C: Going for the Colors? Or Price?