Stride Day because the show hits its stride for my own selfish purposes today: my session’s later this afternoon, and the 8:30 session this morning included a fantastic talk about the discourse of technology in German philosophy. Fantastic because it pointed up parallels between German and Anglophone traditions in thinking about technology I simply hadn’t known about. (In academia, confessing one’s ignorance is regarded either as verboten taboo or as an occasion for vague waffling; it’s funny to see how differently people handle it.)
The other talks were decent too. Particularly the one about meteorology, extreme weather, and hermaphrodite polar bears. Okay, it was actually about genre, but I’m easily distracted by colourful detail. Amazing what comes up in the most unassumingly-titled presentations.
About AcademicalismIt's the scholarly blog of Mark A. McCutcheon, Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Athabasca U.
E-mail: academicalism[at]gmail[dot]com This blog is Creative Commons 2.5 (Canada) licensable.
Header: Detail of Autumn Wind (2014) by Danielle Gardner.
- RT @mgeist: University of Toronto stays the course on fair dealing: Access Copyright v. York “decision is flawed” twitter.com/UofT_Teaching/… 16 hours ago
- RT @FairDuty: "Fair dealing has never meant 'free' dealing." Students Deeply Concerned With Federal Court Ruling Against York ... https://t… 2 days ago
- RT @mgeist: 3/5 Fair dealing analysis is inconsistent with SCC rulings. Case is certain to be appealed (would have been if went the other w… 1 week ago
- Follow Academicalism on WordPress.com
Top postsGame Of Thrones isn't escapist, it's about the new feudalism
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and research as a public good
The copyfight, science fiction, and social media
On the error-riddled writing of The Hunger Games
Zombies and the political economy of precarity
Canadian IP Office gets its own quiz wrong