About Discount Thoughts


Discount Thoughts is the personal weblog of Michael Clarkson. I am a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Brandeis University, where my work focuses on the interplay between protein dynamics, catalysis and allosteric regulation. Of the three blogs at this site, Discount Thoughts is intended to be the catchall for my posts on politics, books, the environment, or whatever catches my fancy. This is a personal blog and does not represent the opinions of HHMI, Brandeis, or any other entity besides myself.

Unless otherwise noted, all content on this site is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Any commercial use of this material, or display of this material on a for-profit website, must be cleared with the author first.

I can be reached at sparky ( a t ) mwclarkson.com. If I have failed to properly attribute an image you created, please contact me so I can correct the error.

You can also find my writing in these places:

Ludonarratology – My website focused on game criticism.

Conformational Flux – My website focused on scientific research.

GameCritics.com – Reviews that use the whole scale, plus in-depth criticism.

Critical Distance – A hub for interesting writing about games.

I am also an author on some scientific articles, which you can learn more about at Conformational Flux.