How to think about facts: immersion and speculation (Week in Review)

Tom Streithorst’s comparison of the techno-salvation imagined in Star Wars versus the post-eco disaster anarchy imagined in Mad Max shows how both reflect potential outcomes of current trends. He hopes for the first but predicts a third outcome, one exemplified by Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake: techno dystopia ruled by corporate elite. Read about it here. —  Do … More How to think about facts: immersion and speculation (Week in Review)

Adjuncts, white collar workers, and confederate flag wavers (Week in Review)

The paltry pay and precarious life of the adjunct university professor adds up. See Russ Bergos’ description here. — Unlike the US, Iceland jailed its bankers for white collar crime. Check out TruthDig’s description of the outcomes here. — I’m still shocked whenever I see confederate flags and paraphernalia around Indiana. The recent racially motivated violence … More Adjuncts, white collar workers, and confederate flag wavers (Week in Review)

Omeka, C-51, and Diverse Literature (Week in Review)

If you’re thinking about using the collection and exhibition platform Omeka, check out this slideshare — For inspiration on writing from the indomitable Susan Sontag, see Maria Popova’s “Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Advice to Writers” — For a sobering analysis of human rights’ infringement built … More Omeka, C-51, and Diverse Literature (Week in Review)