May 5, 2007

On the road

Category: Tech — Biella @ 8:00 am

Traveling on the road? Want food off the interstate highways? Check out road food.

May 3, 2007

Oilers out of Iraq

Category: Politics,Tech — Biella @ 5:54 am

There is a lot of graffiti in Edmonton I like and this is one is one of my favorites. (Oilers are the local hocker team that have, in the past, kicked some serious NHL butt).

May 2, 2007

Share the Past, Create the Future, See a Bunch of Dudes Pontificate

Category: Not Wholesome,Not Wholesome!!!,Politics,Tech — Biella @ 3:28 pm

I just received a fund raising email from Lawrence Lessig who is trying to raise money to support the isummit conference to be held in mid-June in Croatia. The goal is to raise $ 100,000 which will be matched by some anonymous donor.

I hope that they are also trying to meet the challenge of getting a few ladies on board as keynote speakers because so far they don’t even have one and there are barely any as workshop organizers. Oh hey, but at least someone noticed on their website.

Along with the cash, maybe they need to raise some “awareness.” I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to this issue, but the record is broken…

Blogging Feminism: (Web)Sites of Resistance

Category: Academic,Politics,Tech,Virtual Worlds — Biella @ 10:00 am

Blogging Feminism: (Web)Sites of Resistance

As blogging has more widespread interest, especially vis--vis electoral politics, feminist activity on the internet has remained marginal to the mainstream. Thus, we were thrilled when Gwendolyn Beetham and Jessica Valenti proposed “Blogging Feminism: (Web)sites of Resistance” as a Scholar and Feminist Online journal topic, as well as a theme for a Barnard Center for Research on Women panel discussion. As Beetham and Valenti point out in their introduction, all too much feminist activity exists in the blogosphere invisibly. This theme runs through many of this journal’s contributions, and is taken up directly by Clancy Ratliff and Tedra Osell in the section entitled “Women and Politics in the Blogosphere.”