Category Archives: Dichotomies

Training & Turning

Gillian Parrish notes: “Communicate your exercises in an inviting tone that generates excitement so students want to take part in them. This is key.” https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/jedi-training-developing-habits-perception-disciplines/ Parrish observes A recent student’s final reflection captured the purpose of these seemingly small weekly … Continue reading

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Quid Pro Quo Quandary

The problem with fundamentalists, monotheist or not, is their intolerance of the unbeliever. The problem of unbelievers is that intolerance on the part of the faithful who do not abide by the precepts of their faith to practice tolerance. Which … Continue reading

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Fake and Failure

Jermey Fox On Vegetables Caught in a Catch-22 Then the review came out and we received three-and-a-half stars, which was basically unheard of for a new restaurant. It may have been the most gushing review I had ever read. In … Continue reading

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Affective Economics — But Not That Kind

Is there a social economy of affect? Is the best analogy to understand it an ecosystem or a well-oiled machine? I think the one (machine analogy) is well suited for weighing the drift and strength of flows; the other (ecosystem … Continue reading

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Two Takes on Two Cultures

Same material revisited at intervals — the C.P. Snow 1959 Rede lecture (The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution) and the F.R. Leavis 1962 Richmond lecture (The Two Cultures?). Two concluding paragraphs From a Parliamentarian on the 40th anniversary — … Continue reading

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Whither

I once sent a posting to Humanist about objects and electronic text editing and as the thread progressed I was reminded of a formulation from Owen Feltham: “Contemplation is necessary to generate an object, but action must propagate it.” The … Continue reading

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Poetry After Freud

A. Alvarez Introduction The New Poetry 1962 The introductory essay outlines a set of negative feedbacks operating in British poetry in reaction to the work of T.S. Eliot. This is what it concludes: What poetry needs, in brief, is a … Continue reading

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Facile Dichotomies

Bret Stephens How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Folly “Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard.” Tweeting and trolling are easy. Mastering the arts of conversation and measured debate is hard. Texting is easy. … Continue reading

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Telling Tools

Patricio Dávila Curator Diagrams of Power http://diagramsofpower.net/curators-essay.html Maps, diagrams and visualizations are both artifacts and processes. They are tools that tell a story, and create ways of bringing people and things together in the telling of that story. The outcomes … Continue reading

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Performing Authenticity

You gotta love the title of this paper which first appeared in New Media & Society. It quotes a Twitter user: “I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience”. In the article Alice E. … Continue reading

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