Tag Archives: media

A Zombie Bug-Out Bag

I love this video because it marries many of the themes I have been pursuing over the last several years, namely zombies, survivalists, academics, and enthusiasts—all in one kinda strange National Geographic video about the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor … Continue reading

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The End of the American Empire

I recently came across three videos on YouTube wherein David Simon (of “The Wire” fame) is speaking at Loyola University about “unencumbered Capitalism” which has resulted in an “existential crisis” of epic proportions, namely the reality that “people matter less.” … Continue reading

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CUNY Academic Commons Announces WPMu-MediaWiki Single Sign-on

I missed this announcement last Thursday while traveling and getting ready for CUNY WordCampEd, but this is pretty exciting news from the CUNY Academic Commons, which promises to become a force in offering up much needed plugins and open source … Continue reading

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Sol LeWitt

Who the hell is Sol LeWitt? Some kinda artist or something? Anyway, Tom Woodward is cutting his teeth on some audio mashup goodness, for what I’m not sure—who is Sol LeWitt?—but I like the sounds of conceptual freedom. Download Sol … Continue reading

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Kathy Acker on Ubuweb

My Ubuweb feed just brought forth another little treasure, this time Kathy Acker reading excerpts from her book My Mother: Demonology (1994) which is set to music and titled Redoing Childhood. This album was released by Kill Rock Stars after … Continue reading

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Looking for some poetry recommendations?

Check out the reviews and recommendations from Claudia Emerson’s Creative Writing class. Featuring everything from Yusef Komunyakaa’s Neon Vernacular to Edwin Arnold’s Fear of Death and Other Poems to Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems. And we can’t forget The Outlaw Bible … Continue reading

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RIAA: Three strikes and you’re without

I’ve been following the RIAA’s recent announcements that it will no longer be suing individuals, but rather working with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to enforce a “three strikes your without” campaign. As David Kravets notes on here: The RIAA has … Continue reading

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An inventory of preliminary effects

Wow, I sat down for a good two hours this afternoon while the chilluns were asleep and made my way through the first part of Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage, and I have to say that just about … Continue reading

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Social media is a channel optimised for the insignificant

James Gardner of the Bankervision blog (nod to Tony for pointing me to this one) beautifully describes the presiding logic of insignificance in social media in this post. Below is the excerpt that hit my like a diamond in the … Continue reading

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Whither Fair Use?

“Fair Use” Photo by Lawgeek I have been unable to get Henry Jenkins’s post “Why Universities Shouldn’t Create “Something like YouTube” (Part One)” out of my head for the last two weeks. I keep on returning to his candid and … Continue reading

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