Author Archives: Ingrid Behrsin

Opining for Pennies, Clicking for Cupcakes: Microwork and the World Wide Web

The original “Mechanical Turk” was an 18th Century imperial toy designed for the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa.  A centuries-earlier version of Deep Blue, the toy gave the illusion that one was playing chess with a highly-skilled automated mannequin, when in … Continue reading

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Officer Pike & The Pepper Spraying Cop Meme

Since the pepper spraying of  UC Davis students on November 18, 2011, thousands of images of Officer Pike, canister in hand, have circulated the internet.  Some of these images capture the actual incident, depicting the campus police officer systematically spraying … Continue reading

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Social media and collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin

Bill Hurley, posting on the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s website, writes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts would cost him and his wife over $10,000 a year.  The Council is fighting the Governor’s move to “strip government workers … Continue reading

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