"76% of professors are now non-tenure-track, and nearly 45% are adjuncts—the fucked-of-the-fucked—making $10,000/year. I love the work, but the thought of subjecting myself to 6 or 7 years of a meager stipend while my undergraduate loans blossom into forever debt—all so that I can become an adjunct while hoping I win the tenure-track lottery—sounds like the worst idea in the world."
Few tshirts I own rival this one in coolness. #twinpeaks #audreyhorne #specialagentdalecooper
"Amo: volo ut sis." (I love you: I want you to be.)
— Martin Heidegger, quoting Augustine, in a letter to Hannah Arendt, 1925
"This mere existence, that is, all that which is mysteriously given us by birth and which includes the shape of our bodies and the talents of our minds, can be adequately dealt with only by the unpredictable hazards of friendship and sympathy, or by the great and incalculable grace of love, which says with Augustine, ‘Volo ut sis (I want you to be),’ without being able to give any particular reason for such supreme and unsurpassable affirmation."
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1951 (via heteroglossia)
"I started thinking about everyday examples of offline actions which are about and for the online. One that came to mind was taking selfies or really any photos for Facebook. I thought about how normalized it has become to set a scene and photograph it in a particular way in order to produce a moment in cyberspace. We pose in certain ways, arrange ourselves and the technology in particular ways, and post it to Facebook, share it on Twitter, or in other online spaces."
Michael P. Oman-Reagan
From a new favourite blog that looks at religion, cyberspace, and anthropology of the body.(via everydayhybridity)
V. neat blog recommendation. The idea of “producing moments” for online consumption is certainly not limited to images, but I wonder how far back that concept can go. Do poets produce moments to create consumable media (or any artist, writer for that matter)? What is the qualitative difference between producing moments for the online world and how moments produced, figured, interpreted, and transmitted for offline consumption? Interesting.