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.
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