Planned Obsolescence

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On the Road (Again) (and Again)

It’s been an eventful couple of months. A travelful couple of months, even. ... read more »

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Phi Beta Kappa address, “Keep in Touch”

As the 2009-10 president of Pomona College’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, I was supposed t ... read more »

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What a Press Can Add in the Age of DIY Publishing

What follows is a rough transcript of the talk I gave this past weekend at the annual meetin ... read more »

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Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values (part three)

There’s a fascinating exchange around open access publishing and the reasons scholars might resist it developing right now, beginning with Dan Cohen’s post, Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values, which he wrote for the Hacking the Academy volume, a crowd-sourced book he and Tom Scheinfeldt are editing (to be published by the University of Michigan Press’s Digital Culture Books). Dan argues for the ethical — as well as the practical — imperative for contemporary scholars to publish their work in openly distributed forms and venues. ... read more »

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A Little (Self-)Promotion

As I’ve mentioned around here a few times, I’ve been in the midst of a review this spring, and now that the results are official, I can finally say out loud and in ... read more »

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Time Will Tell, But Epistemology Won’t: The Richard Rorty Archive

My friend Liz Losh has let me ... read more »

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This One Goes to 11

As I’ve mentioned around here before, I’m in the midst of a promotion review, and am in the anxious waiting phase: everything I can do is done, things are taking place behind the ... read more »

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More Gloating About My iPad

Finding myself yesterday felled by some nasty bug or another, I wound up spending the day in bed. ... read more »

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We’ll Be Right Back, After These Messages

The recent flurry of posting around here — not to mention actual progress on my revisions — has meant that I’ve got ... read more »

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Revisions: On Multimodal Scholarship

I’m finishing up the revisions on chapter 2 today, and have been thinking about the section “from text to… something more.” I’ve e ... read more »