Welcome! I am Jason Nguyen, a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington, and this blog is where I make observations about music, culture, and academic life.

Advanced Googling AKA “How I found UNESCO ICH meeting notes”

For the past two weeks, I’ve been digging deeply into Vietnam’s various forays into UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage policies, particularly from the perspective of (1) Vietnamese media reports and (2) documents produced by UNESCO.  I used two different techniques for keeping up with both of these fields…

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Talking about work is more fun than work: A glimpse at my toolbar

Computer technology is increasingly moving to a point where everything can be done inside the Internet browser.  In terms of my workflow, it means that you can get a pretty good idea of the tools I use by looking at my bookmarks bar:

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A quick run-down of the programs/apps:

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Tech for Scholars #2: Build Your Online Presence Part 1, Domain Names and a Basic Blog

Wordpress IconTech for Scholars is a weekly series of articles with tips and thoughts on leveraging technology in academic scholarship. This week, I take a look at the costs involved in building an online presence and introduce you to getting your own domain name and a simple blog with WordPress.

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Tech for Scholars #1: Backup and sync your data with Dropbox

Dropbox LogoThis is the first in a weekly series of updates with tips and thoughts on leveraging technology in academic scholarship. This week, I take a look at a Dropbox, a free service that synchronizes files across multiple computers in real-time and also allows you to access them online on-demand.

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