It is a great privilege to present to you my flash essay Rain Dance, published today on Prometheus Dreaming. Please, read it (and the other fantastic pieces I am lucky enough to be published alongside) and let me know what you think! Click on the picture below to read my piece.
In Sophocles‘ play Oedipus the King, the title character fits all aspects of Aristotle‘s formula for the characteristics of a tragic hero. Oedipus fits the six qualities laid out by Aristotle perfectly, as if they had been molded for him. This is as it should be, given that Aristotle based many of his arguments asContinue reading “The Tragic Hero: Oedipus the King”
When reading through Defoe’s Moll Flanders, one thing that struck me as a reader was the complete disregard Moll had for all of the children to which she gave birth over the course of the novel. While Moll takes pains at every turn to account for her stock of money and goods, she doesn’t botherContinue reading “The Children of Moll Flanders: Infanticide Run Rampant”
There are many models, paradigms, and theories discussed in the field of library and information science that are used to interpret and define the information behavior of the everyday user. The results from these analyses provide information that has the potential to make libraries in general and information retrieval systems more specifically much more efficientContinue reading ““Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 3 of 4)”
It is helpful first to view the information that was present in every part of my experience as existing in the three typologies that are posited by Brenda Dervin in her “sense making” school of thought. While other typologies do exist, I believe the Dervin definitions fit my particular experience best because the categories are notContinue reading ““Taking a Drink from a Fire Hydrant”: How Do We Find Information? (Part 2 of 4)”