Yep. Another one of those entirely subjective list of great media to check out from the preceding year. This small selection comes from a longer list of what I consumed over 2018, and I hope you enjoy(ed) some of these, too.
I started tracking my daily media usage last year. It doesn’t include everything (academic articles, podcasts, social media usage, etc.), but it includes a lot. In 2018, I watched more than 50 seasons of television, nearly 100 movies, and read about 100 books. You have to have someway to de-stress after a busy year ofContinue reading “2018 Media Diet”
New wife! New running distances! New publications! New conference presentations! New semester! This list is getting less exciting as it goes on for most people, so I’ll quit with the exclamation points now. Here’s my self-indulgent detailing of the last few months. Woo-hoo.
Summertime! Let’s kick back, relax, and get nothing done! Right? Nope. On top of the whole marriage thing, I’m working my way through a large list of books to read this summer. Let me know if you have any interest in reading anything that’s coming up on the list below. I’d love to discuss someContinue reading “Summer 2018 Reading List”
At one point this semester, I think I slept maybe? Here’s some of the big stuff that’s been happening in my life lately: At the end of March, I presented my paper “Selling Nostalgia: Transmedia Storytelling in Video Game-Inspired Films” in the games studies division of the Pop Culture Association’s (PCA) National Conference in Indianapolis.Continue reading “Update: April 2018”
Reading Infinite Jest feels like running a race. Sometimes it’s painful, frustrating, and hard to get through. Other times it’s a breeze. There were days I wanted to throw the book across the room and days I couldn’t put it down. Endurance is a large part of the process of reading it. I can’t sayContinue reading “Reading “Infinite Jest””
This winter has been busy. Much busier than any other time in grad school. I’m working a lot of 17 hour days, but I’m really loving it. I’m enrolled in 11 hours of courses that focus on the cultural industries, using Twitter as a research tool, and pedagogy. All of these topics directly speak toContinue reading “Update: February 2018”
Reading takes up the majority of your time as a Ph.D. student. There is a seemingly endless amount to read for class, for research projects, and for building the general knowledge needed to succeed in the field. Throughout the first year of my Ph.D. program, I felt overwhelmed by the idea that I should beContinue reading “Reading Beyond Class Requirements During Your Ph.D.”
I decided to track a Steven Soderbergh-esque media diet that focused on the books, televisions, movies, video games, and podcasts that I consumed over the past year. I chose these media because they contained a full story or an important section of a story. This lists only contains media I finished consuming and doesn’t haveContinue reading “2017 Media Diet”
10. Charly Bliss – Guppy 9. Lemuria – Recreational Hate 8. Bully – Losing 7. Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now 6. Cloakroom – Time Well