Identity Crisis Much? shared CC by bxho I work at a university. I feel truly fortunate to have such a rewarding and stimulating job. I get blissfully lost thinking about the interconnections between knowledge, ignorance, media, culture, power and freedom at all sorts of inappropriate times. I believe that how we can meaningfully investigate, learn […]Read more "Am I still an edu-blogger?"
I think I remember hearing some joke by Woody Allen about speaking with the Reverend Billy Graham… But had no idea if that conversation was real, much less on YouTube. Though it was posted on Boing Boing, Open Culture and many other spots three years ago, I must have been clicking and looking at other […]Read more "Woody Allen interviews Billy Graham, 1969"
DSCN0123 shared CC by LosAnheles Just a quick note that may affect a few of you reading this… I have changed the primary blog on my Feedburner RSS feed from http://blogs.ubc.ca/brian to http://abject.ca Hopefully this transition will not mess up the feed readers of my Feedburner subscribers too badly. Apologies in advance if it does. […]Read more "Boring site note: all moved in, switched over"
I’m woefully ignorant of hip-hop culture, so much so that I was unaware of Jay Smooth. That changed shortly after Luke Waltzer linked (via a comment – blog and ye shall receive) to this video, which is one of the smartest, funniest and sanest takes on professional sports I have ever heard: I watched a […]Read more "The ‘sports-industrial complex’ is just the beginning"
The Royal Library shared CC by cuellar I’ll admit to an uncouth amount of pleasure spending my workdays based at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which takes the vintage Main Library and now offers a set of spaces that clearly appeal to the students who jam its rooms, nooks and hallways… But the IKBLC […]Read more "“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”"