SummerBlog ’06

For the next month, I will be out of town. Indeed, I will be out of the country. Your brave blogger is going behind enemy lines, to the tdaxp-censoring People’s Republic of China. While visiting Beijing I hope to be able to post updates and respond to comments. However, this is not assured. In order to guarantee that the blog will be updated, every day, I am announcing four new tdaxp series as part of SummerBlog ’06. In order:

  • Redefining the GapThomas PM Barnett defines “The Gap” as most of Africa, all Islamic countries, the Balkans, South East Asia, the Caribbean, and the northern portions of Latin America. But is this accurate? An investigation into different models of the Gap — and some surprising results.
  • Perspectives and PeersBuilding rationality may or may not be the purpose of education, but how does one do this? Research using books, classroom-use articles, peer-reviewed articles, and an interview with a major blogger/educator shed light on the roles of multiple perspectives and peer interaction
  • Variations of the OODA LoopJohn Boyd created the OODA loop, a model of cognition widely used today. Really? What is the “OODA loop,” and how many OODA loops are there?
  • Coming AnarchyChirol, Curzon, and Younghusband have built a project by two bloggers into one of the best sites on the internet. Building off Howard Gardner, Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi, Kenneth Kiewra, and other experts on the subject of “creativity,” an in-depth investigation of what makes a great blog great.


10 thoughts on “SummerBlog ’06”

  1. I hope you realize how jealous I am that you’re headed to China.

    Have a great time behind enemy lines! And let the ChiComs know that you won’t take their censoring of tdaxp lightly.

  2. And it’s complete!

    Thanks Jason, Adam, Younghusband, Sonny, and Mark for your comments as the series began, and thanks to everyone else who piled on as it continued. It was a great ride. 🙂

  3. Dan, my man, thank you for the insights. I like your new banner. Very good composition. I can’t really comment on your last series of “Evolutionary Psychology” without making a fool of myself. I can comment of OODA Loops, PISSR, China, Iraq, Iran, and other lighter topics, e.g. babes. I hope “Evolutionary Psychology” is only an elective in the tdaxpology program. Take care.

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