NPR: The Library Card As A Pop-Culture Fiend's... →
Fuck Yeah Phil Hartman →
1) thought 2) first draft 3) rewrite 4) delete So many times, I’ve...– (via magnificentruin)
New Technology and the Zombification of Higher Ed. →
infoneer-pulse: The very general thrust is that VLEs (such as Black(magic)board, and VOODLE) replace face-to-face ‘human’ learning with undead digital teaching. These VLEs have rapidly spread across the sector (virally?) without being explicitly demanded by either teachers or students. The embedded pedagogy of these VLEs is restrictive and they offer a level of social control and conformity not...
The value of books to Google is not like the value of books to a library, it is...– Regarding the library with envious eyes | booktwo.org (via iamdanw) At first I disagreed with this. Then I saw their point. And then a disagreed again.
Friday I’m in Love” is The Cure’s “Shiny Happy People– me
thedailywhat: New Music of the Day: Bon Iver - “Calgary” First full track off the Wisconsin quartet’s hugely anticipated self-titled sophomore LP, due to drop June 21 via Jagjaguwar. [boniver.]
The Copy Editor: The 4 Kinds of NYT Headlines →
alexleo: While you can count on every HuffPost headline starting with WATCH or PHOTOS and every NY Post screamer being a pun your grandfather would have found hilarious, the Times has its own headline ruts that seem to have gotten deeper over the years. Here are the four most common kinds…
His research group has run the test on Apple’s new iPad 2, and it turns out that...– The iPad in Your Hand: As Fast as a Supercomputer of Yore - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
what katie saw: mother's day cards from theorists →
k8inorbit: Derrida: Dear Mother/Father, Thank you for your love/hate and support/negligence while I was growing up/dying. Latour: Thank you for always being a mediator, never an intermediary in my life. Lacan: Every time I look into a mirror, I see you mother. Fully. Foucault: Thank you…
The Coalescence of 9/11 Rememberings
Last week I was visiting NYC for an event, and ended up stuck in my hotel room nursing a bad cold. The only thing worth watching was the sappy Remember Me teen romance film. The movie was as you’d expect, but he ending caught me off guard: it was September 11, 2001, and the leading man was killed in the WTC towers. This was the first time — other than Stone’s film — that...