I’ll keep this short, as both D’Arcy (great discussion in the comments) and Stephen have posted substantive follow-ups to the UnKeynote. As with my collaborators, my feelings on the whole thing were mixed. It was a worthy experiment, but I’m not sure it really took flight, though it did get better as it went along. […]Read more "Perhaps unnecessary — UnKeynote wrapup…"
…instead of goofing off, which is what we are doing right now. But it’s an UnKeynote, so a certain absence of structure need not be a fatal flaw. I feel better knowing Stephen and D’Arcy got my back. I think this is going to be fun. Let’s hope the other attendees agree. Update: We will […]Read more "We should be preparing our session…"
Three days, three events. Today, I’m speaking at a panel co-sponsored by UBC Career Services and the Faculty of Graduate Studies entitled “Connecting to Careers Beyond the Ivory Tower.” Perhaps I was asked to serve as some sort of cautionary horror story, as one year after completing my Master’s I was living in genteel squalor, […]Read more "Talk, talk, talk… how do we make the big small?"
Gardner Campbell has just written a real corker… I’m at a loss to add much of value, other than to reproduce a couple passages (leaving out the incidents that provoked them) and a suggestion that you read the thing yourself: I don’t mean the routine stuff. The usual kerfuffles and complaints are tired and predictable […]Read more "Gardner’s remarkable notes"