Brandon Labelle

 

Brandon Labelle is a twenty-year-old aspiring writer. Living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, he is currently in enrolled in his first year of Algonquin College's Professional Writing program. He one day hopes to be able to write novels of any genre. His passions and interests include many things from writing fantasy and romance to watching Anime, playing video games, music, and other typical teenage things. When not online he can be found nose-deep in a good book, playing on his Xbox360, or listening to some kind of exotic music.

WWW - the Wide
Web of the World

Bypassing the primetime firewall, and uploading the unnoticed.

Monday
Mar262012

Feature: English, por favor?

An interview with Natalia Czaikowski who is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, also known as EFL, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An interview about the exciting and rewarding world of teaching.

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Monday
Mar192012

Fiction — Not Myself

“Bizarre dreams like these are perfectly normal. We all have them at one point or another, Sam.”

Those were the exact words my psychiatrist had used. Normal. I certainly didn’t feel like that dream belonged anywhere in the scope of “normal.” That was a word specifically reserved for kids who dreamt of newborn puppies or men who dreamt of their wife and kids swimming in a pool at a mansion. Normal insisted that while you might have dreamt something crazy, your waking life was particularly bland and when you awoke, it went on as it should.

Sadly, that wasn’t the case for me.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Just How Transparent are Invisible Children?


Maybe you’ve seen this image posted somewhere recently? You are probably wondering, "Who the heck is this Kony guy?"

Well, recently there has been a gigantic explosion on the Web and many social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook over a video entitled “KONY 2012.” This video, created and produced by the non-profit organization Invisible Children (IC), has gone viral and generated over 78, 000,000 views on YouTube alone. Invisible Children claims that this video is “a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

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Monday
Mar052012

Review — Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other is a book by Sherry Turkle, a professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, and a licensed clinical psychologist.

This book takes a very in-depth look into the relationship we have with technology; psychologically, emotionally, mentally, and sometimes even physically. Turkle describes the Internet as a sort of “corporate trap” that keeps us glued to the screens of our computers, and more recently, our cellphones. As the title implies, she summarizes that we do indeed expect infinitely more from technology and depend less on each other.

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Monday
Jan232012

Stop Online Piracy Act? Stop America, Act!

If you’ve been paying attention to the Blogosphere / News recently, or even if you haven’t, you probably know of SOPA and PIPA. Also known as the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, these two bills have been proposed by U.S. Congress to be passed as laws. Normally, this wouldn’t draw too much spotlight, most of us would think "It’s just another law, that doesn’t affect anyone outside of the U.S.A."

You’d be wrong, and very wrong indeed.

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