I woke up this morning intending to write a little bit and catch up on a pile of things to read on my desk. I accomplished neither thing, instead cleaning out my inbox (which is good as a bunch of things had been waiting) and dealing with an avalanche of administrativa (ditto, though today had […]
So today was my first serious encounter with google book search. I hadn’t played around with it much, but came across an unattributed phrase in a so-so book on animal rights called An Unnatural Order. The book argues that the domination of nature through agriculture, men’s domination of women, people’s domination of animals and colonial […]
I’m not much for using the blog to share works in progress or even discoveries that I hope to share in print, but this one’s too good not to get out there right away. So today while working on The Book I stumbled across this article, which is recommended reading for anyone interested in the […]
1. A Bad Subjects op-ed on Christy Blatchford’s racist column from Monday’s Globe and Mail 2. “Lost recordings / Les enregistrements perdus” in Traces, ed. Nicole Gringas, 73-92. Montreal: Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen, 2006.
Remember in the late 80s and early 90s when everyone was making a big deal about the flaneur? Article after artice that looked for similarities between the shopping mall and Benjamin’s (even then) nostalgic vision of the Paris arcades? I saw this sign today in the underground city, which is a giant, interconnected web of […]
I am the type of person who usually wakes up thinking about something. For months, odds were that I would awaken thinking about administrativa or about something I had to do. Today, I awoke thinking about my book. Including a fresh new chapter title. I’m not out of the woods with grading and such quite […]
“Afterword: On the Future of Music.” In Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture, ed. Michael D. Ayers, 255-263. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. Among other things, today is tax day.