Changing Things Up

Monday, 24 October 2016, 11:55 | Category : activism, buffalo, history, localism, nostalgia
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As you can see, it has been quite a while since the last official post here at Rise Up Buffalo. We have been busy working on other projects and getting locked out of our accounts, but we are ready to pick up where we left off, with a few tweaks to the original theme. Rise […]


Saturday, 4 January 2014, 19:00 | Category : critique, history, internet, life, nostalgia
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20 years beyond 1984. What did we think it would be like? Flying cars? Food pellets? Cars that turn into briefcases? Or just Big Brother monitoring our every move? Well, we got one of those things. Unfortunately, it isn’t any of the cool, techie things that we thought it might be. We got the monitoring […]

Slackers Unite!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 15:37 | Category : activism, coffee, culture, environmental, history, sociology
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Troy: what happened to your normal clothes? Michael: wow! Lelaina, look at you. You look…where’d you get that dress? Lelaina: Oh, um… I don’t know. I just bought it. But I think I’m gonna go change because… Michael: No, don’t. You look beautiful. You look like… You look like… Troy: A doily. Lelaina: I’m gonna […]

If I Were a Roller Disco Queen

Saturday, 19 November 2011, 20:50 | Category : history, nostalgia
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I always say that I want to live in the seventies, but I never explain why. There are many reasons, and so I will be sharing a series of pieces on things I love from the seventies. The first of these is the roller rink… Enjoy and please come back soon to see the next […]

Technology and Disenfranchishement

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 15:36 | Category : activism, critique, history, nostalgia
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When I say I want to go back to the seventies, it has more to do with technology than nostalgia.  Yes, I realize that I am sitting at a computer in a separate room from my husband, listening to a Pandora playlist online, while I type this into a word processing program.  Meanwhile, he sits […]

The Evolution of the Internet or How I Became a Social Media Junkie

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:49 | Category : coding, critique, history, internet
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It all began in 1984. Orwell could not have predicted it any better. Generation X was truly the cohort that would bring about the ways in which Big Brother could infiltrate every facet of our lives. That story is for another time though, since this story is about me and how I got to where […]