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Tory S. Anderson
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"By starting with Godlessness as a foundational principle of scientific reasoning, we make ourselves unnecessarily resistant to the novelty of human consciousness, its potential continuity over time, and the possibility that it has purpose."
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/27/douglas-rushkoff-consciousness-science-god/
What to make of the fact "that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality." "If we ever reach the point w
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Social issues: some of the most brilliant, productively provocative image design I've seen. http://orys.us/6X
We’ve seen some great public service campaigns recently which made us wonder – why not do a post on the best ones in the last couple of years? We scoured the internet, filtered the not-so-great ones and came up with this list of 60 hard-hitting ads that deal with social, environmental, health and other issues. From ad school […]
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This is the coolest thing I've found on the internet all week. Middle English, Old English, Brittony--where did our language come from?  http://theweek.com/articles/545166/what-english-shakespeare-beowulf-king-arthur-actually-sounded-like
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White House office to delete its FOIA regulations
 Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, March 16,2015

WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.

The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.

But the timing of the move raised eyebrows among transparency advocates, coming on National Freedom of Information Day and during a national debate over the preservation of Obama administration records. It's also Sunshine Week, an effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency.

"The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me," said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.

"It is completely out of step with the president's supposed commitment to transparency," she said. "That is a critical office, especially if you want to know, for example, how the White House is dealing with e-mail."

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/16/white-house-foia-regulations-deleted/24844253/
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Pi is not infinite. It's hardly even special. Take that, pi-dayers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iUh_CSjaSw
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Sometimes it's time to go back to studying English.
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Marvel is dominating the feature-length film market, but are they doing anything to challenge DCs rather impressive video game corner? Injustice and the newly-Steamified Infinite Crisis both look very impressive, as, of course, were all the Arkham Asylum games.
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I just want to say how awesome and under-appreciated Project Gutenberg is! http://www.gutenberg.org/ #PublicDomain #HowKnowledgeShouldBe
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FCC Full Releases Full Net Neutrality Guidelines
The supplemental rules are 313 pages of the 400 page document (80 pages of Republican dissent included), but the new FCC rules specifically pertaining to Net Neutrality are just 8 pages (p. 283-290) in the section PART 8: PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE OPEN INTERNET. http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf

I'm proud that President Obama and the Democratic Party supports a free, open, and neutral internet. It's just too bad Republicans have chosen to attack this as some type of "government takeover" instead of supporting your right to not be faced with speed throttling, packet prioritization, and paid content packages. 

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400-page net neutrality order includes 80 pages of Republican dissents http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/400-page-net-neutrality-order-includes-80-pages-of-republican-dissents/

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now  http://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now

Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/03/republicans-internet-freedom-act-would-wipe-out-net-neutrality/

Republicans in Congress already trying to overturn FCC’s latest votes
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/republicans-in-congress-already-trying-to-overturn-fccs-latest-votes/

Fact Checking organizations are calling Republicans out on their lies and exaggerations:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/01/16/the-claim-that-fccs-net-neutrality-decision-would-cost-americans-15-billion-in-new-taxes/

"Broadband For America" Members Didn't Know Group Was Front For Anti-Neutrality Cable Industry  http://consumerist.com/2014/06/10/broadband-for-america-members-didnt-know-group-was-front-for-anti-neutrality-cable-industry/

FCC Republicans launch last-ditch effort to sink net neutrality plan  http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/fcc-republicans-launch-last-ditch-effort-to-sink-net-neutrality-plan/

#NetNeutrality   #InternetFreedom   #FCC  
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A fine homage from Sanderson
 
Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumes of poignant drama. Unlike most comedians—who use their humor like a weapon, always out for blood—Terry didn’t cut or bludgeon. He was far too clever for that. Instead, he’d slide down onto the bar stool beside us, drape his arm around us, and say something ridiculous, brilliant, and hilarious. Suddenly, the world would be a brighter place.

It wasn’t that he held back, or wasn’t—at times—biting. It’s just that he seemed to elevate every topic he touched, even when attacking it. He’d knock the pride and selfishness right out from underneath us, then—remarkably—we’d find ourselves able to stand without such things.

And we stood all the taller for it.

Sir Terry, you have my sincere thanks. I don’t think that, despite your many accolades, the world knows what it had in you. Fantasy certainly didn’t. Our glittering awards are made foolish and inconsequential by their disregard for you, though I doubt you cared much about them either way.

The most fitting memorial I can give is this: a request. For those of you reading this post, why not give this man’s legacy a try? If I had to guess which fantasy author of our era will be read most in the centuries to come, I’d lay my money on the works of Sir Terry Pratchett.

I suggest beginning your journey in Discworld with The Truth, Going Postal, or Guards! Guards!

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Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Digital Media, 2013 - present
    Studying the expression of narrative through digital media and the way narrative structure changes with format.
  • Brigham Young University
    Linguistics, 2013
  • Brigham Young University
    Psychology, 2013
  • Brigham Young University
    Computer Science, 2013
  • Home Schooling
    Everything, 1985 - 2006
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Finishing up at Georgia Tech, continuing research in applied narrative and narrative cognition
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