Andrew has never been the same ever since

A rite of passage, a transition ceremony of sorts! Andrew’s identity changed when he left the group of non-shoe tyers and became a member of the shoe-tyers group.

Click on image to enlarge it. Incidentally, this actually happened in the mid 1990s, a couple of years after completing my doctorate, and it encapsulated in a single episode my sociolinguistically-oriented dissertation research in a bilingual Kindergarten classroom near Washington, DC in the mid 1990s that was undergoing a reform of its mathematics curriculum. Learning is identity change. Andrew has never been the same ever since!

Global Hairsplitting

I looked through some internet comments again… global hairsplitting

Paper 53

The Social Media Circus

IMG_1078We rented The Elephant Man (1980) a couple of weeks ago and subsequently learned that it was Mel Brooks who hired David Lynch to direct the film. (See also the Wikipedia entry.) Who better to influence the portrayal of the circus!
The film moved me and helped me to understand a little better what is dramatized in the Comments Section of so many posts in social media, something I’ve tried to deal with elsewhere.

Scripted Political Discourse

Scripted in what sense? In practically every conceivable way: Parallel, pre-polarized, non-interactive, counter-directional, anti-dialogical, communication.
This is the image that came to mind.

Here’s the image in sepia tone, as modified in iPhoto:
Scripted Political Discourse

I did the original in Paper 53 in color: