The Practice of Everyday Life – Biking at UO and CSU

Both the University of Oregon and Colorado State University like to market themselves as very bike-friendly campuses. But the way that each school actually designs and distributes its biking infrastructure dictates different kinds of "preferred" behaviors.

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Plato’s “Gorgias”

Plato 428 – 348 B.C.E. perhaps Plato and Isocrates were two teachers that were operating their own schools at approximately the same time, and thus are often studied in tandem during classes on classic Greek rhetorical theory. However, the two had vastly different approaches and should really be thought of as rivals. Whereas Isocrates was … Continue reading Plato’s “Gorgias”

Ambiguity and Ambivalence: Revisiting Online Disinhibition Effect and Social Information Processing Theory in 4chan’s /g/ and /pol/ Boards

Paper written for my M.A. Communication Theory Seminar. Spring 2019. Numerous communication theories have been established to articulate key differences between computer-mediated communication (CMC) and traditional face-to-face (FtF) interactions in the physical world. Although many aspects of communication remain the same in online settings, people do behave differently once no longer speaking FtF. Social Information … Continue reading Ambiguity and Ambivalence: Revisiting Online Disinhibition Effect and Social Information Processing Theory in 4chan’s /g/ and /pol/ Boards