Chris Friend
paper figure of blond-haired white person in collared shirt and glasses waves at camera in front of "Hello world" echo statement written in PHP
To improve my coding skills, I set myself a challenge: Get my website to present data gathered from external API calls. Here’s how I made it all work.
Five people stand in polling stations, white legs exposed but torsos hidden behind curtains. How hard will it be to recreate this scene in November?
The 2016 election punished progressive voters in two ways, reducing the likelihood that they'll return in 2020. We're fighting psychology. Here's how operant-conditioning suggests November will not go well.
Is any disappointment worse than the disappointment of dropping an ice-cream cone on the sidewalk?
After an abysmal first day of class, I retooled and approached the second day with completely different priorities. This semester tests our ability to be flexible.
What is the purpose of a swing, if not for children?
Reviewer selection for Hybrid Pedagogy presents personnel challenges. I look for these 5 traits in reviewers and 4 characteristics in the board.
looking through a corrugated metal pipe toward a rich blue sky with white cloud in center of view
The decision to re-open schools in the United States shows how badly our values fail to align with our needs and how hard it is to protect our rights.
a pair of pink and white boxing gloves lie on a concrete surface
A brilliant online ad for the current administration's re-election bid highlights the reality of how ill-prepared the Democrats are to win the coming fight.
On the wall, a mural depicts a boat tossed by waves, struggling to lay anchor. In the front, a bold red couch rests comfortably, welcoming contemplation.
The Intro course at Digital Pedagogy Lab 2020 will ask participants to consider pedagogy through critical, humanist, adaptive lenses. Here’s our approach.
On a rope bridge, how solid are the sides? How constrained is the hiker? How important is the connection? Why use a rope bridge anyway?
Listing references at the end of a printed text no longer makes sense in a world of digital media. Here's how to re-imagine references that work everywhere.
It was a dark and story night… No, really. It was a dark and stormy night, and some photographer snapped a pic of it.
What made me do the unthinkable and empty out twelve years of content from my Facebook profile? Or maybe, why did I wait so long to purge? Here’s why.
A row of pretty much identical black clothes hangs on a a rod. Gosh, which one should I pick this time?
When the world’s falling apart, picking up the pieces takes effort. Starting from scratch helps us stay fresh and vibrant.
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