Brief History Of Computing Platforms


[User To Platform Relationship]



An essay describing the evolution of the computing model over the second half of the twentieth century, with speculations on how those changes affected computer-user interaction.


Criminal Sociology


[A Case Study of Criminal Motivation]



An analysis of the book All God's Children by Fox Butterfield. Uses two theories of criminology: one, as per Jack Katz, on the seductive quality of crime, and Edwin Sutherland's Differential Association.


Judaism In Late Antiquity


[Jewish Magic in the Roman Bathhouse]



A study of religious and historical texts demonstrating the existence of Jewish magical tradition specific to the Roman bathhouses during the period known as late antiquity (roughly 200-700 CE).


Sociology Of Gang Behavior


[Dead End Fremont]



This paper analyzes the gang-culture book Dead End Kids using Shaw and McKay's theory of Social Disorganization. The book, written by Mark Fleisher, has a good mix of observations and subjective experiences.


Global Change


[Global Warming and Disease]



This is the so-called poster project that was the final project for the U-M experimental class (or so it was at the time) Global Change. I put together the web layout and the GIS information.