Brazil was amazing, as expected. Rio is a very interesting and intense city, my hosts were wonderful, the experience was totally unforgettable and I hope to go back. My visa is good for 10 years. Yesterday I went to the radiation oncologist for followup. He pronounced me fine and said not to come back; and […]
For those readers not accustomed to the ways of academic blogs (which is mostly academic only by virtue of its association with its author), there is a tradition called the “summer hiatus.” People spend less time on the internet reading blogs and writers take time away. I tend not to announce such things but since […]
And now a post on workflow and email. Non-Mac users will be bored, so please feel free to skip this one. Like you don’t always feel free to skip posts. . . . McGill uses Microsoft’s Exchange Server protocol, which allows people to sync their email, contacts and calendar across platforms, computers, and so forth. […]
Thanks to his blog, I learned that Ted Striphas’ important, horrifying and inspiring piece on the politics of academic journal publishing–“Acknowleged Goods”–just appeared in the Journal of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. (And I agree with Jason Mittel, the first commenter, that he should just post the essay for people to read.) The same post also […]
Last night I attended the book launch for Tara Rodgers’ Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010). The book consists of a theoretical introduction and interviews with 24 women in electronic music and sound. In many ways, it is a classic work of feminist recovery as the histories of these […]
My friend and colleague, Trevor Pinch (coauthor of Analog Days: The History and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer and tons of other Science and Technology books) finally got his old analog synth up and running. He gives Inverse Room a tour:
First Finches play guitar. Now the sun does: Explanation here.