Monthly Archives: January 2013

Theory of mindlessness (or Whaaaat? – Part 4)

In the last part of this lengthy treatise of communicative imagery, I’d like to share some maps from DrawSomething with you. (I might get more of those drawings than usual, since the people I play with know I collect them … Continue reading

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Props to human geography teacher Molly Myers

Chicago’s Teacher of the Month for January. Way to go, Molly! :-)

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The game you can’t lose (or Whaaaat? – Part 3)

DrawSomething is amazing. It’s basically an internet-based rendition of Pictionary,* so you can play at all hours of the day and not just when you get together with a bunch of people. I won’t go into further details about it … Continue reading

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Have you lost your marbles? (Or Whaaaat? – Part 2)

For reasons that I will soon be outlining in a guest post elsewhere, I really really really like the game DrawSomething. I am also a huge fan of its predecessor, Telephone Pictionary (also known as Picto-phone or Eat Poop You … Continue reading

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Are you lost, little girl? (or Whaaaat? – Part 1)

Once upon a time, circa 1991, I drew this map as part of a class project to create an “About Me” poster: (I say circa 1991 because I found this in a box of old school projects that my mom … Continue reading

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United Steaks? (1969 / 2009 mash-up)

Research is the best. Read more about geographical poems in Cartographic Perspectives. Read all about “The United Steaks of America.”

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Kitties!

We may never know why the internet loves cats so very much, but I can tell you that this is not a new phenomenon, based on this illustration from Judge in 1890:Just goes to show, the more things change… you … Continue reading

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Research mash-up

“Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many … Continue reading

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The more you know…

Recently, I had the somewhat dubious pleasure of marking (grading) about 50 papers about Canadian international relations during the Cold War. (I say “dubious” because it is rarely pleasant to assign marks / grades to students, although the experience was, … Continue reading

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…other times, I send out even wackier emails.

AAAAAAAAAAAAH THIS IS THE BEST PROJECT EVER AND I LOVE DOING RESEARCH AND I FOUND SUCH AMAZING CARTOONS IN THE ARCHIVES AND I LOVE WEARING PAJAMAS ALL THE TIME AND NEVER LEAVING THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT MEANS I GET TO … Continue reading

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