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Kevin Clarke (ksclarke)
Works at University of California, Los Angeles
Attended UNC Chapel Hill
Lives in Boone, NC
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Digital Library Programmer at the UCLA Library
Employment
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Digital Library Programmer, 2012 - present
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (IMLS Grant)
    Digital Library Programmer for the Grateful Dead Archive, 2011 - 2012
  • Duke University/NESCent (NSF Grant)
    Dryad Data Repository Programmer, 2009 - 2011
  • Appalachian State University
    Coordinator of Web Services, 2007 - 2009
  • Princeton University
    Digital Library Programmer, 2004 - 2007
  • Stanford University
    Digital Information Systems Developer, 2000 - 2004
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Copy Cataloger, 1994 - 2000
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Boone, NC
Previously
Richmond, VA - Mountain View, CA - Princeton, NJ - Chapel Hill, NC - Greensboro, NC
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A father, husband, programmer, librarian, and tattoo and sci-fi fan. A vegan, Quaker, Buddhist, and introvert. A 1979 Westfalia owner. And, a perpetual rambler who is rarely at ease.
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My tagline probably says it all, but in case not:

"Anything you want to know, just ask me,
I'm the world's most opinionated man.
I'll give you an answer if I can
Catch one passing through
That feels right for you.

Anything you want to know, just ask me,
It's worth every cent it costs.
And you know it's free for you,
Special deal.

Anything you want to know, it should be perfectly clear.
You see just beneath the surface of the mud,
There's more mud here...
Surprise." -- David Crosby

Things that interest me (feel free to add me to related circles):
  • Animals (veganism, vegetarianism, psychology, etc.)
  • Music (folk, rock, acoustic, bluegrass, old time, etc.)
  • Science (astronomy, cognitive science, health, etc.)
  • Programming (Java, XQuery, PHP, XML, etc.)
  • Tech (Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, DIY, etc.)
  • Religions (Quakerism, Buddhism, Non-violence, etc.)
  • Digital libraries/archives, curation, and digital access
  • Copyright, gift-culture, and open source software
  • Appalachia (music, culture, region, preservation, etc.)
  • Volkswagon Type II Campers (repair, history, etc.)
  • Science Fiction (movies, books, literary criticism, etc.)
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Perhaps this goes without saying but, since I list my current employer and previous places I've worked, I'll say it anyway:
 
All opinions on this account are my own and not my employers'
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I live in the NC mountains and work in Los Angeles, CA
Education
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    Information Science, 1995 - 2000
  • Guilford College
    English, 1988 - 1994
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Thomas Hardy—architect, poet, and writer (above)—gave us the fierce, stormy romance Far From the Madding Crowd, currently impressing critics in a film adaptation by Thomas Vinterberg.
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Something to check out...

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I am a hologram, you are a hologram, we are all holograms! Read on about the holographic principle.
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Ha! I've read that before +Mace Moneta. Followed him for awhile too.

I think this article, though definitely aimed at lay people, avoids the certainty and/or hype of: "Universe Really Is a Hologram According to New Simulations".
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Interesting, and something I've been thinking more about lately (now that my kids are entering the teen and pre-teen years).
 
Why Teenagers Hit Puberty and Take Dumb Risks http://trib.al/53KrMov
In adolescence, the brain’s reward centers light up when acting recklessly in front of peers.
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Editorial Cartoon:
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Rodents, one might guess, live in the present – seeking out the best rewards they can scurry to. Indeed, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, encapsulated this in his poem, “To a Mouse”, with the lines: Still, thou art blest compar’d wi’ me! The present only…
Rodents, one might guess, live in the present – seeking out the best rewards they can scurry to. Indeed, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, encapsulated this
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STEM classes should include lessons about low-tech crafts like sewing #makereducation
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/30/stem-classes-should-include-lessons-about-low-tech-crafts-like-sewing-makereducation/

Interesting article from Slate published earlier this month on the importance of sewing in STEM classes.

My blended identity has greatly influenced my own research, which focuses on, among other things, how STEM, art, and craft can come together in education to benefit students. I am excited to see that the maker and STEAM (that’s STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—plus arts) movements are increasingly integrated into K–12 education and beyond
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I agree that basic skills should be taught, but sewing is a trade skill, like wood shop, not part of a STEM curriculum.
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How Walking in Nature Prevents Depression http://trib.al/P71KttD
A study finds that wild environments boost well-being by reducing obsessive, negative thoughts.
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