Ionic, isn’t it? @timeshighered

What a brilliant idea …: Academics from physicists to experts on Scandinavian culture are crafting stand-up comedy routines based on their work. But this is no joke. Matthew Reisz finds that a crowd’s laughter is not the only payoff Here’s an idea of the content: The nominal theme, tying in with a major exhibition, Power of Continue Reading →

A truly postmodern moment?

Advertised on the maker’s site as: ““Lemme tell ya, these ain’t no ordinary finches we’re talkin’ about. These here are the Angry Birds, the ones that’s gonna kick you in the ‘nads. And they’re the ones on your side. They must be from Galapadapados, or sumptin’.” – Col. Angus, Bird Expert. The survival of the Continue Reading →

Talking Carl

Initially, during an ‘app swap’ session at an educational tech conference (#pelc10), I couldn’t see the point of this app, but decided that it was only 59p, and my colleague seemed almost unable to use it for laughing. What Can You Do With It? Strictly speaking, there’s not a lot to this app. Carl will Continue Reading →

Identifying the (Post)Graduate Student

YOU JUST MIGHT BE A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT IF… you can identify universities by their internet domains. you are constantly looking for a thesis in novels. you have difficulty reading anything that doesn’t have footnotes. you understand jokes about Foucault. the concept of free time scares you. you consider caffeine to be a major food group. Continue Reading →