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)
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)
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)
During the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 in Victoria, I played around with Omeka’s Neatline plugin. For a reflection on what my group and I came up with, see our post here.
image credit: Michelle Hagewood http://www.drawingcenter.org
image credit: Colleen Corradi Brannigan http://butdoesitfloat.com/Invisible-Cities
What meaning can you make from these works? How does the interplay of narrative and fracturing affect your experience of the pieces? … More Fractured Narratives
image credit: James Valma on Pixabay Think about this story in relation to Anderson’s critiques of “institutions of power” and or in relation to the questions and problems around memory in Freud, Borges and/or Kabakov.
Image credit: Hans, Pixabay Follow this link to hear Figiel read her poem “The Daffodils from a Native’s Perspective”