Michael Goetzman

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January 29, 2024
Wisconsin CyberSecurity

In the heartland of America lies a state that not only boasts picturesque landscapes and a rich cultural heritage but is also making strides in the realm of cybersecurity – Wisconsin. While often celebrated for its cheese and friendly locals, Wisconsin is quietly emerging as a cybersecurity hub, where technology and innovation converge to ensure […]

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January 25, 2024
Whooping Cranes

The whooping crane (Grus americana) is one of North America's most endangered bird species. In the early 1940s, their population had declined to fewer than 20 individuals, primarily due to habitat loss and hunting. Since then, conservation efforts have led to a slow but steady recovery, with the population increasing to just over 800 individuals […]

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January 15, 2024
Solarpunk

The genre of solarpunk is a relatively new subgenre of science fiction and speculative fiction that imagines a positive and sustainable future that is powered by renewable energy sources. This genre emerged in response to the dominant themes of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, which often imagine bleak and hopeless futures. Solarpunk, on the other hand, […]

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September 30, 2021
Burning Man - Art History & Styles

History Burning Man Art traces its origins to the mid-1980s where it began like a whimsical move by Larry Harvey, Jerry James and several of their friends in marking a relationship breakup (Sherry & Kozinets, 2007). The whimsical launch consisted the burning of an approximately eight-foot effigy of man on Baker Beach in San Francesco […]

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May 11, 2021
Exploring Electronic Music Genres

I've been heads down making some incredible electronic music lately, I've always been a big fan of listening but now I wanted to get my hands dirty. Electronic music involves all sorts of aspects of instance recording and "editing on tapes and its reproduction uses loudspeakers" (Kriss, 2007).  Similarly, (Lumen, 2021) describes electronic music as […]

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March 6, 2021
Cyphers - What are they?

You may be here because of CypherCon and wondered, What? Let's break this down. Cryptography and cipher turned out to be the buzz words in the post World War II era. In our time period, it's vastly modernized. Though at its prelim, only short private texts with instructions or orders were encrypted, today it is […]

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February 5, 2021
Turbocharged trends amid Covid-19

Obviously, the world has changed with the arrival of Covid-19. The new-normal replaced routine activities, but how? I wanted to explore how areas are shifting: increasing, declining, and overall amplifying pre-pandemic trends. Activities once regular and often taken for granted are now considered significant and valuable today. My research begins with a question “What am […]

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January 17, 2021
Privacy - What power do we have?

We live in a futuristic world where most, if not all, human knowledge is just a click or two away. Whether you want to chat with a friend or want to purchase an item, all you need is a host device and a pipe out to the internet. This technology has eased our lives to […]

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December 28, 2020
Microsoft HoloLens, AltspaceVR, & Hobbyists theories.

Microsoft often approaches innovation through technical hobbyists. Competition is thick and who better to extract creative and emerging ideas from than passionate people? Numerous companies could only dream of the success Microsoft has had. Microsoft knows this draws in the best of the best to want to associate with Microsoft’s success. Technical hobbyists often raise […]

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December 17, 2020
Oh Hai Again!

Hey there, it’s been quite a while. How are you?! So...a huge advantage and disadvantage of having a website is that the ability to suddenly write something. The form is always open, just waiting for you to write content. It's easy to put off... I often wonder if it's worth posting content, who reads it […]

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