Virtual shadows: Conversation in the age of social media

Most people who travel understand that flying on an airplane can be a social experiment in human behavior. Sure, any type of travel is a test of wills, patience, basic courtesy and bladder control; but there‚Äôs just something a little more visceral about air travel, sharing the same oxygen as the stranger in the seat… Continue reading Virtual shadows: Conversation in the age of social media

Steve Martin and An Object of Beauty

In the spirit of reminiscing on old posts while planning content for the upcoming year, here's a post I love, resurrected from an old blogspot account, written during my days as a graduate student at UIUC in 2011. Steve Martin is a Swiss Army knife of an artist, inspiring as an actor, comedian, musician and… Continue reading Steve Martin and An Object of Beauty