Semester 2 began with a full week of in-house classes. Multivocality & Montage on Monday and Tuesday was the highlight, two truly interesting and inspiring days with a great lecturer. I skipped “Health in Africa” on Thursday but frankly wish I had skipped the rest of the week altogether.
It was great to see all my classmates again. Connected much more with them now than last time.
Not crazy about the project we’re doing for Qualitative Methods, but was happy to connect it to Michael Fisch’s ethnography on the Tokyo train commuter network. Anything that includes the Gap makes me tick. Tomorrow we will present and then (or why not now) I’ll have to do some serious readings for Tuesday.
I actually look forward to getting back to the readings for my essay in Theory & History.
Got a severe cold in the weekend but I hope I will be through the worst by tomorrow.
No readings at all, only classes!
- The Economist:
- The insect apocalypse is not here but there are reasons for concern
- Schumpeter: Google and the ethics of business in China
- Bagehot: The Tories are transforming into a party of populist nationalism
- Why Iran is a hub for sex-reassignment surgery
- Wattpad, an online reading room, wants to print books
- Erling Kagge wants you to walk
- Private jets receive ludicrous tax breaks that hurt the environment
- Jeremy O. Harris is a rising star of American theatre
- Filmmaker IQ:
- Richard Wolff responds to Jordan B. Peterson (5 min)
- Pewdiepie: Congratulations (5 min)
- Rick Falkvinge: Data Loss, Data Leak & Shamir’s Secret Sharing (10 min)
- The Intelligence: Chicago’s big mayoral moment, Mark Zuckerberg’s plea and K-pop’s dark side (20 min)