It occurs to me that one good use of this blog, and one way to maybe start some conversations, is to list books that are coming in. I purchase a lot of books, probably more than I have time to read, but my intentions are strictly honorable even if the result is, well, more Benjaminian. […]
One of my students just asked (jokingly) if that would be possible. Here’s what I came up with: 4. Which of the following statements correctly complete the sentence? The habitus is a: I. special cage marketed for pet rodents. II. all-wheel drive vehicle featured in an ad with a Kiefer Sutherland voiceover. III. fashion firm. […]
Nick just noted in the comments to the previous post that at this moment, it appears that my article–which is copy protected only from me and any colleagues to whom I might send it–is available to the whole world for free download on the internet. Go ahead, try it. You don’t even have to read […]
As you may know, I have been in an email exchange with various people at Sage since receiving a copy-protected version of my own article as my “author’s copy” for my New Media and Society essay on the mp3 format. (Click here for part 1 of the story.) This week, I heard back from Sage’s […]
Today’s post is about other people, sort of. First, Tim Hecker, who came to McGill to do sonic history, also has a new album out which has him featured on Pitchfork. Here’s the review. Here’s his guest list column. Second, I have been on the steering committee for a group called Media@McGill for some time […]
In less than the last week, I have composed over 50 letters of recommendation.
I’m re-posting with for my friend Cathy Davidson, who is one of the main players in HASTAC, a very interesting digital humanities initiative. Sorry for the poor formatting. Call for Papers International HASTAC Conference “Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface” April 19-21, 2007 * www.hastac.org We are now soliciting papers and panel proposals for “Electronic […]