When I am beset by abjection, the twisted braid of affects and thoughts I call by such a name does not have, properly speaking, a definable object. The abject is not an ob-ject facing me, which I name or imagine. Nor is it an ob-jest, an otherness ceaselessly fleeing in a systematic quest of desire. […]Read more "abject and abjection are my safeguards"
Closed until further notice shared CC by simon.hucko I may not get a lot of readers here in my cozy little lovenest of ed tech subversion, but I couldn’t ask for a better class of visitor to drop by… Witness the comments I received on my most recent missive. Affirmation from the Bava, an offer […]Read more "The velveteen touch of a dandy fop"
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A truly horrifying story screaming off the home page of the New York Times this morning: Syria Unleashes Cluster Bombs on Town, Punishing Civilians: Many forms of violence and hardship have befallen Syria’s people as the country’s civil war has escalated this year. But the Syrian government’s attack here on Dec. 12 pointed to one […]Read more "Clusterfun Nations"
As ever, I recommend you read Martin Weller’s latest. It offers a convincing overview of the odious effects of Gold Open Access, a model that may well lock in elitism, and that “reinforces the power of commercial publishers, simply maintains a status quo, and keeps the peer-reviewed 5000 word article as the primary focus of […]Read more "You ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?"