Global Warming: A Tale of Two Writers

While the Church gets a lot of guff for its skeptical responses to Galileo’s astronomical findings, some Jesuit astronomers not only listened to his ideas but repeated his observations, and some university faculty members flatly refused to look through a telescope. Simplistic representations of scientific issues, with heroes and villains, make good stories, but rarely do justice to the science. Unquestioning media representation of the climate change issue — by…

Recent Teaching

Spring 2009 LA101: Seminar in Thinking & Writing EL200: Media Lab & Setonian EL267: American Literature 1915-Present EL312: Literary Criticism Fall, 2008 LA100: Basic Composition EL200: Media Lab & Advising of The Setonian EL236: Writing for the Internet EL405: Mew Media Projects Spring, 2008 EL150: Intro to Literary Study EL200: Media Lab & Advising of The Setonian EL336: Topics in Media and Culture (History and Future of the Book) January,…

Raid Gaza game satirises Israeli military action

The “serious gaming” community is abuzz over Raid Gaza: in which you take on the role of the Israeli military, building tanks, fighter planes and missiles in order to pummel the Palestinian territory and kill as many people as possible within three minutes. Bonus points are awarded for hitting hospitals and police stations. Meanwhile, the Hamas threat is characterised by spluttering Qassam missiles, which whir out of Gaza and usually…