Trade off as a way of thinking: An interdisciplinary undergraduate course and learning experience in technology / STEM education at Purdue Polytechnic

In Spring 2015, together with my colleagues, Michael Smith, Abrar Hammoud, and Davin Huston I developed a multidisciplinary learning experience

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Dorothea Lange’s Country Store on Dirt Road Photo Building Still Standing at 75 Wheelers Church Road, Cedar Grove, NC

Dorothea Lange is a wonderful classic photographer  just as talented as Ansel Adams. She criss crossed the United States during the 1930s

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As lost flight MH370 remains are again “found” in the South Indian ocean by Australian search and rescue authority some ask if its target was Diego Garcia

Australian rescue authorities boosted worldwide hopes that MH370 will be eventually found announcing that some debris was identified on FOUR

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Lost flight MH370 last known locations and identified debris around the possible crash sites (maps, KMZ)

  The map below and the KMZ file of Lost Flight MH370 , summarize in real time the story of the search

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Practice Capital Concept Applied through Social Network Analysis to the C-Span Video Archive

A new concept, practice capital, which extends the concept of social capital to collaborative projects is proposed in my chapter

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What and how large is PRISM, the NSA surveillance program leaked by Edward Snowden?

    According to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) leaker, the US government has recruited several major Internet

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Knowledge Gap Hypothesis and Digital Divides – A review of the literature and impact on social media research

This is a learning module for the class Contemporary Social / Mass Media Theory taught at Purdue University bySorin Adam Matei Knowledge

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A KML Historic and Literary Map of Pearl Harbor on the Morning of December 7, 1941 (7:55 am) According to Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy

 Digital Humanities Showcase: Walter Lord’s Day of Infamy mapped Walter Lord’s meticulously documented book “Day of Infamy” recounts the trivia

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Pakistan – “The Ally From Hell” – moves nuclear warheads in unmarked vans, exposes them to jihadi highjack (Atlantic Monthly article)

The Altantic Monthly publishes a terrifyingly insightful article about Pakistan’s nuclear shell game. According to it,  what keeps the Pakistani

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Could hurricane Irene surge flood lower Manhattan, Midtown East, Upper East Side, Battery Park, the shipyard, and Ground Zero (World Trade Center) areas? (map, kmz)

UPDATE: NYC Evacuation and Hurricane Irene Possible Landfall Map NOAA predicts that even if it remains an intensity 1 or

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Deputy Defense Secretary Lynn announces Cyber Strategy: US considers massive hacking war (video and transcripts)

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III announced on July 14, 2011 that in the wake of a massive

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Springfield, Massachusetts (MA) tornado gets Fujita rating EF-3, should be no surprise, state has history of violent tornadoes (Video, Pictures, Map, KMZ)

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The unexpected tornadoes that landed in Springfield, Massachusetts on

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Is 2011 the worst tornado season ever? Historical tornado statistics suggest near record spike in a declining trend (KML, map, pictures)

The devastating series of tornadoes, of which the F-5 (maximum intensity) event that hit Joplin, Missouri left in its wake

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Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal opens French soul searching: should a “presidentiable” have secrets? What is the border between womanizing and sexual harassment?

NBC report on what the French think about the IMF head arrest. What is missing from this report is the

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In Speech to Parliament Prime Minister Gilani Denied Pakistan Willingly Harbored Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, alluded to Chinese partnership if pushed to the brink (Video and transcript)

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani vigorously rejected accusations that Osama bin Laden was protected in his Abbottabad mansion by

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