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Daniel Rasmus
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Daniel W. Rasmus, the principal analyst at Serious Insights, is a writer, poet and strategist who lives outside of Seattle, WA.


Features

Friday, November 14 2014

Retracing Classic TV With 'Twin Peaks the Entire Mystery'

This restoration of the television classic will remind you of all that was wonderful and odd, sweet and quirky, intriguing and terrifying about Twin Peaks.


Monday, September 22 2014

Deconstructing the Game Show

Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants.


Thursday, September 18 2014

Transmissions in Blue and Yellow from Comic-Con 2014

This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again…


Thursday, July 10 2014

Reanimating the Dailies: Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics

Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series.


Tuesday, May 20 2014

Shakespeare's Wit and Humor, Pathos and Anger Remains Vital, 450 Years After His Birth

As the creator of iambic fictions, Shakespeare is the ultimate meme. His name stirs a cascade of associations, memories and feelings in all who are touched by his work.


Columns

Thursday, February 27 2014

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Uncharted puts the "big data" of Google Books through the lens of a tool called Ngram, but the meaning of the results, and even their validity, turn a great read into a cautionary tale.


Reviews

Tuesday, February 3 2015

Dr. Who Becomes da Vinci in 'Inside the Mind of Leonardo'

Peter Capaldi, the current Dr. Who, delivers an avant-garde bit of performance art that should be deconstructed just like da Vinci's notebooks.


Monday, January 12 2015

'Ada's Algorithm' Dishes the Dirt and Makes the Case for the World's First Programmer

With the enthusiasm of a celebrity journalist and the deep reading of an academic, James Essinger presents a flawed portrait of the flawed life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Lovelace.


Monday, January 12 2015

Hayley Atwell Gives the Male-Centric 1940s a Kick in Its Pants in 'Agent Carter'

As the titular Marvel heroine, the smart and one-liner ready Hayley Atwell towers over Iron Man and his ilk in this contemporary take on post-WWII politics.


Wednesday, December 10 2014

Computational 'Superintelligence' and Human Idiocy: What Does Our Future Hold?

Superintelligence may evolve or it may be engineered; either path leads to an existential threat to humanity, perhaps in decades, perhaps in hundreds of years.


Sunday, December 7 2014

'The Librarians' Is Packed With Allusions and Wily Behavior

The Librarians combines Willy Wonka with Indiana Jones to create the next Scooby Gang in search of magic, artifacts, and its own places in the universe.


Whovian Heaven [5.Dec.13]

Blogs

Friday, July 25 2014

Security Firm McAfee Posts 2014’s Most Toxic Superheroes on the Internet

Ahead of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, McAfee, one of the leaders in online security, has released their list of 2014’s Most Toxic Superheroes.


Monday, March 31 2014

'Videogames and Art' Is Missing the Art

For a medium that prides itself on pushing the visual edges, here we find exposition rather than fancy, and monochrome in place of color, words, yes, but no images.


Friday, May 17 2013

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness

Orci, Johnson and Messina get the fan base prepped with plenty of action and enough open questions to drive a starship through them.


Monday, October 15 2012

The iPad Release of T.S.Eliot's 'The Waste Land' Is Adequate, But Could Be Better

The Waste Land as an iPad app demonstrates how we might re-imagine the book, but it also illustrates how editorial choices can limit value.


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