She had an unparalleled voice, and although near the end she was starting to sound like the equally unparalleled Dionne, her voice will always be remembered. The non-fans will often only remember her 1993 hit “I will always love you” — and neglect her (pretty much) entire career when she rose to stardom in the… Read More Love. Whitney. Valentine’s Day. An academic perspective.
You’ve seen all of them. The good ones all go viral, and the not-so-good ones usually don’t. The point is….they’re catchy. Why? Because we can relate to them! Because they’re funny. Is there stuff that Montrealers say that any one Montrealer can relate to? Or will that promote stereotypes toward Montrealers? Well, some people think they… Read More *Stuff* Montrealers Say.
The 90s. That’s what I resonate with the most. Not because I like to say “rad”, “gnarly”, and “tubular”… But… because I took the early evening commuter train the other day. I board the train and I’m overtaken by fatigue — inexplicably. Boredum reigns. Everyone is dressed in beiges, greys, and blacks. Buried in their… Read More Remembering the 90s.
Here are some snippits of a video that I directed (shot/edited by someone else). There are some interesting reflections on the part of the teens in the video, that adults can use to guide their online interactions and posts.
I did it. I had to. It was too much. It’s the best distraction from any task at hand. Early this morning, I unplugged. Despite Facebook’s desperate plea before my departure about how all of my friends will miss me. Well, if they really miss me, they can call! So, how was life before Facebook? I… Read More Disconnected.
Last year I was invited to present at the Colloque Francopol sur la Cybercriminalité. Which I did. It was an awesome and unique experience. Not only because of the subject matter, but of course, for the networking that ensued from that event. Last year’s conference was held in Boucherville, much closer to home, so it… Read More Three days of talking about digital crimes in the countryside.
Let’s take a break from studying. What do you study in? Photo credit: Garance Doré
It was that really short public service announcement by NBC that kept popping up before, during, and after The Cosby Show that made me want to get educated. I mean I didn’t really understand why I was learning my multiplication tables until I started having to do calculations in my head when buying Big Bopper… Read More The more you know…
Ms. Jackson, I’ve been waiting to see you forever. As a child I’ve loved Janet Jackson until now. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I love her more than Michael – but definitely comparable. I even adore the Control album. Tonight was the first Janet Jackson concert I’ve ever been to. It was held… Read More Janet Jackson’s Number Ones tour kicks off in Montreal August 1st.
Is the Internet making us less empathic? asks UCLA researcher Gary Small. And then you have Jean Twenge who talks about a new generation called Generation Me. With all of these blanket statements in magazine articles and books, it’s hard to discern the truth at some point. Sifting through all of this information can often cloud… Read More Empathy and cyberbullying: What’s the connection?