Orion Jones's Contributions
  • Google: Read Better, More In-Depth

    Each day the Internet feels like a newly published set of encyclopedias. So much new content, only about 16 waking hours to take it in, and really it’s only a few hours before my eyes start to burn and my reading...

  • This Transmission Is Coming to You: Professor Obama Returns to the Classroom

    Next Tuesday, September 8th, to mark the start of the school year, President Obama will make a speech about the importance of taking responsibility for one’s education and setting goals along the way. The speech...

  • Journalism School: The $20,000 Press Pass?

    The Columbia Journalism Review recently noted that while the number of newspaper jobs is decreasing steadily, enrollment in graduate schools of journalism is climbing. It seems more people want to become...

  • Like Father Like Son: James Murdoch on the Media

    Recap: The Internet made previously paid-for content suddenly free and vendors who relied on the profitability of the written, spoken and video recorded word are struggling to stay afloat. Journalism qua...

  • iTunes for Bookworms

    If you didn’t know about the magnitude of the Google Library Project, you’re not alone. In 1994, Google began approaching major libraries offering to digitize their stacks with an eye toward selling that digital...

  • Pop Art: What Hasn't Been Done?

    The story of the U.S. Patent Office official who resigned his post in the 19th century because he believed there was nothing left to invent makes a point about human creativity. Of course there was plenty left to...

  • Ted Kennedy Is Dead. Long Live Ted Kennedy.

    The honeymoon of new American liberalism begun by Obama’s presidential election seems to have died with Ted Kennedy. Reflections on the Lion of the Senate seem to come in three kinds: anecdote, admiration and...

  • Saving Culture From Climate Change

    When someone talks about the effects of climate change, they usually begin with annual rainfall amounts, crop yield, shifting temperature zones (obviously) and other direct effects on humanity’s well-being. But...

  • Architecture: Where Psychology and Ecology Meet

    An article from the New Scientist claims that people’s barriers to thinking more greenly are mostly psychological. People are more likely to adopt green attitudes if (1) they think their neighbors are greener than...

  • Wall Street Meets the Art Market

    New developments concerning two of my previous posts demonstrate how financial strategies (the same kinds we lament Wall Street has been using) are being implemented in the art world. The works of Michael Jackson...