Monthly Archives: March 2014

Foucault, Surveillance, and the Digital Confessional

That’s a tentative title, of course.   For my final project for English in the Digital Age, for the sake of this blog and all of you, my lovely followers, and for the sake of knowledge and communities of critical … Continue reading

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Review of Dave Eggers’ The Circle

Just finished. I’m still reflecting, and I don’t often write reviews of books right after I finish them–gotta let it marinate. This one is certainly still marinating. But, if I don’t force myself to write it now, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Groupthink Moral Absolutism

‘Okay, with that kind of thing, one of two things will eventually happen. First, we’ll realize that whatever behavior we’re talking about is so widespread and harmless that it needn’t be secret. If we demystify it, if we admit that … Continue reading

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So apparently Dave Eggers started a community writing center.

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Some thoughts on e- versus physical books

Reading a physical book means I highlight differently. Reading a physical book means I can’t just drag my finger over a moment that fascinates me. Instead, I have to unsettle myself, find my pen, underline, attempt to annotate legibly, and … Continue reading

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Thinking about aphorisms and The Circle…

I found this passage that seems relevant in Suzy Anger’s Victorian Interpretation, in which she quotes George Eliot in The Mill on the Floss: All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims because such people … Continue reading

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All that happens must be known

The Circle by Dave Eggers is a dystopian story of a young woman, Mae, who gets a job at the premier, most widely-used, wealthiest technology company (monopoly), The Circle, which seems to have so much power, and penetrates people of … Continue reading

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Farman, “The Myth of the Disconnected Life”

It’s really lovely to read something that isn’t griping about damn-kids-these-days, always-plugged-in. Farman lays out the claims of those who argue we are disconnected from experience and others because of the pervasiveness of technology, then brilliantly tells the history of … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed: “I Killed A Man”: What Happens When A Homicide Confession Goes Viral While I don’t have time to read this now, I’m putting it here for future reference. I think it may resonate interestingly with Foucault’s ideas about confession, discourse, … Continue reading

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Digital Story: Identity, Authorship, Access

View my digital story, based on my thesis study, “Identity, Authorship, Access: Undergraduates’ Definitions of Research in the Academy”: http://prezi.com/pvzqic0x1wec/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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