Our minds on media.

Musings on the effects of media on cognition.

Five Years Old

Wow! Banapana is now officially five years old, the first post (aptly being titled as much) happened on January 13th, 2005. I was stunned at this past New Year’s Eve that it was really 2010. 2010 was a year that always lay beyond the horizon of the millennium—it seemed so far away. But here we are. And more laughably, I suppose, I’ve been blogging about it all since 2005—not something I would have suspected in 2000 (though I suppose I knew I’d be doing something on the web). This blog has never really been quite what other blogs were (or are). I consider Banpana less of a blog (web log) and more of a repository of editorial pieces (many of them really short). One of these days I’ll get around to incorporating Delicious into the site so that I can gather links relevant to the topics here a little more easily… but alas, graduate school will always win the day—as it rightly should. Nonetheless, I think now is the time to set some goals for Banapana for the next year. For one, as I have become more and more immersed in Computational Cognitive Science I’ve begun to see more and more conncetions to the things I care about here at Banapana; namely, the effects of media on our thinking. To that extent, one goal I have this year for Banapana is to get a little more concrete about things—to bring to bare some of the cutting-edge science that I read about on a regular basis for research. As an admired alumni said once, “Make it all one thing,” and that is exactly where I would like to drive this operation: toward unison with my graduate work.

So, thanks for reading, and see you soon!

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