Category Archives: web2.0

Toward Kair-erotically Thinking Techno-Determinism

I spent the morning today doing some reading/writing on my Computers and Writing presentation, which will deal explicitly with how social media played a role in diagnosing and dealing with my daughter’s cancer. One article that I read today was … Continue reading

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Colbert on the”Danger” of the Internet

This comes from Colbert’s interview with Keen–it is presented as something of a nightmare. But I think it adequately describes a digital/rhetorical/sophistic new media environment, one in which there is not getting outside the cave. Responding to Keen’s claim that … Continue reading

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I never thought I would say this, but…

I actually find myself agreeing with Andrew Keen. Today Keen responded to Patricia Cohen’s NYTimes article on how the pending economic crisis will affect the humanities. Keen concludes: What I do know for sure, however, is that academic humanists — … Continue reading

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Productive Mess Hits the Airwaves

Here’s some shameless self-promotion: the new issue of Kairos includes my article with Nathaniel Rivers and Ryan Weber “Productive Mess: First-Year Composition Takes the University’s Agonism Online.” The article has two main arguments: first, it discusses how to better integrate … Continue reading

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Lessig’s New Book

One of my heroes, Lawrence Lessig, has a new book out. While the website is up, the book isn’t available for free yet (but I’m sure it will be soon). In the meantime, he recently gave an interview with Colbert. … Continue reading

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Global Information Killed the Local Newspaper Star

James Surowiecki has a nice and short article in this month’s New Yorker on the death of newspapers. For those who remember Danny Devito in Other People’s Money, its pretty much the buggy whip argument (movie is down below, skip … Continue reading

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Someone Tell Me If I Like This…

Something bugs me about this video. I watch a lot of the “times-they-are-a-changin’” videos, but don’t know what to make of this. But my Blink sense is tingling… Since I’m teaching my digital citizenship course next semester, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Obama goes to work

As I recently mentioned, I primarily voted for Obama based on his stance toward net neutrality. Obama has decided to appoint our nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. User Voice, a social aggregator, has set up an interesting forum to discuss … Continue reading

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Calling for Five Minutes of Your Time

I just read a disturbing story on how libraries are being pressured away from cooperating with open source project: a concise post, written by Aaron Swartz over at Raw Thought. If you don’t have the time to read the article, … Continue reading

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Levinas and Weinberger

In jest, I offer my dissertation in two quotes. The other pages are just filler. Levinas on difference as the foundation of the subject: Reason makes human society possible; but a society whose members would be only reasons would vanish … Continue reading

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