Monthly Archives: July 2016

Aestheticism/Moralism, Dance as Labor, and Ruth St. Denis (for the last time, I promise)

Thursday, July 14 and Monday, July 18 – “Divine Dancer” by Suzanne Shelton and “Sweating Saris” by Priya Srinivasan ALRIGHT. I’ve been slacking, so I’m gonna combine some books to make these posts more writable/readable/all-around palatable. So on Thursday 7/14, I camped out at Unicorn Cafe truly all day to make it through this monster… Read more »

Kid in a Fucking Candy Store

After a roller coaster of a week, I decided that it was high time for a break. Sunday glorious Sunday. My day of rest. There are few things in this life that can beat the feeling of waking up, checking your clock, and nuzzling back into your pillow, having nothing to do and nowhere to… Read more »

Efficiency Measures

Efficiency – every engineer’s favorite word. It’s perhaps the most important criterion to differentiate good engineering designs from bad ones. How is efficiency measured in transit systems? One metric often used is the cost per vehicle revenue mile. A vehicle revenue mile (VRM) is the distance that a vehicle travels while in revenue service. In other words, if… Read more »

Microfilm & more

Ever hear that new Beck song “Wow”? That’s how I’ve felt the past few days – “wow.” I keep having this thought that the first time I really became interested in Southeast Asia was this Fall, and here I am, less than a year later, able to conduct my own research on a topic related to… Read more »

Why (some) GMO regulations don’t make sense

Hello from Cape Town, South Africa! I can’t believe that I’m already halfway through my time abroad and almost done with my third country. Last week I had one of the best research days of the trip so far when I visited the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria. While… Read more »

Enrolling Patients

We just enrolled our very first patient this morning! She was very excited to help improve the quality of the consent process. The tablets seem to be working well.  During our first trial, we realized the patient didn’t know when to stop and hand back the tablet so we added very large stop signs in the… Read more »

They put the Lit in Litigation

Saturday Morning. A sleepy start to the day. Which I liked to think I earned. Talking to people about cannabis is hard, grueling work. Brunch seems to be a big thing in Seattle, or at least it is among the few friends I have out here. I ventured forth from my attic into Ballard to… Read more »

The Church on the Mountain

                I´m a little disappointed by the church on the mountain.  The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor itself is a beautiful architectural masterpiece, but it ended up falling short of my expectations, or rather, I set my expectations too high.  The church sits at the peak of Mount Tibidabo, watching over all… Read more »

Getting started

Hi, I’m Jake. I’m spending my Summer doing research at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on how theatre is used to convey political speech. This is an extremely exciting (and by exciting, I mean somewhat terrifying) time in European politics with the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union and subsequent talks of Scotland voting… Read more »