Today is the 35th anniversary of the French government issuing a stamp in honour of my uncle, Mario Avati. Mario was one of a few artists who reinvigorated the mezzotint in the 20th century. We have some framed first day covers hanging at home. Pardon my crap photography. More details on Mario here: http://rogallery.com/Avati_Mario/avati-biography.html and […]
Running Toward Publication, Then Walking Away, in Culture Digitally.
…or at least the dissertation in Communication Studies. How do you improve the dissertation and the defence? A few weeks back, the faculty members in Communication Studies at McGill met to talk about the graduate curriculum and these topics came up. But some changes we would like to make would be impossible in the current […]
So we’re getting close to 48 hours of radioactivity here at chez Berri.Yesterday I was up and down and today feels more of the same. I’m pretty tired (though I may in fact, just be tired) and so have slept a fair amount. I get headaches from time to time. My mouth and eyes are dry. […]
The tech had just invited a resident to watch me taking my dose of radioactive iodine. I remarked that I was eager to photograph the pill. That wasn’t allowed–once the pill was out, it was going into me. No fun and games. We walked into a small room with a list of regulations on the […]
Why declare a hiatus when you can just go on one? I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with this space, but come to no conclusions. The archive is good, so I’d like to keep that up at least. In the meantime, there’s been some malware trouble. I’ve cleaned up my mess, and […]
Looking back over the last six months of so, I have spent relatively little time reading completed books that weren’t either for teaching or directly related to something I was writing, or for something like a review of a tenure dossier. Of course, I read lots of incompleted books: dissertations, drafts of books, books being […]