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Michael Marek
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Teacher, strategic planner, researcher.
Teacher, strategic planner, researcher.

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Lost in Space; Lost in Science
The new Lost in Space from Netflix is an ambitious project with likable characters, but the show runners could have benefited considerably from a science adviser.

There are a few minor spoilers in eh blog post about situations, but not about the characters or story l...
Lost in Space; Lost in Science
Lost in Space; Lost in Science
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There has been a lot of angst recently about how Facebook uses data from user profiles. But pretty much every organization that uses advertising does essentially what Facebook does, i.e. collecting information about customers and using it to target advertising messages to them.

So how do we make sense out of current events in social media?
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This seems like an appropriate day to re-share my recent blog post about gun ownership rights under the Constitution, and the answer is that it's NOT simple but rather quite complicated.
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What can we learn about the 2nd Amendment from 1st Amendment case law?
I am not a gun enthusiast, but I teach Communication Law. So every time I hear 2nd Amendment arguments, I think in terms of lessons we can learn from 1st Amendment court rulings.
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Why they had to Redesign the Enterprise...Again
Star Trek Discovery has redesigned the original USS Enterprise NCC-1701 again. Why? The answer may be more complicated than you think.
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Crowd-sourcing Political Persuasion in Social Media

Right after the 2016 US election, we heard a lot about the "echo chamber" that saw a lot of people talking about issues, but mostly to people of similar beliefs.

Why did neither side have much success persuading people of conflicting beliefs?
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No More "Like and Share" - Maybe
Facebook's new policy about keeping "Engagement Bait" out of the newsfeed is intended to eliminate posts with "like and share this post" calls to action. But liking and sharing is part of the engagement that marketers really want.

So what do marketers do?
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Really strong episode of #TheXFiles tonight. Want a complete episode summary with MANY spoilers? Follow the link.
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2018: A critical year in Star Trek History
In Star Trek history, something BIG happened in 2018.
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5+1 Tips for Good Photographs
I am getting ready to teach photography again this coming semester, and I also have some friends with new cameras. So I have been reviewing my basic rules for taking good photos, whether by smartphone or a more elaborate camera.

Here are five rules, plus a bonus, to help you take better photos, even with a smartphone (and the rules apply to video photography, also).
5+1 Tips for Good Photographs
5+1 Tips for Good Photographs
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