Planned Obsolescence

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Summer 2013

Having wrapped up a whirlwind spring, in which I successfully got through the craziness of buying an apartment in NYC, got myself more or less moved into it, closed ... read more »

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What Happened?

[As many of you know, MediaCommons disappeared for a couple of days this week. ... read more »

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Cheese

Thanks to Matt Kirschenbaum’s English 668K at the University of Maryland, I have been alerted to the fact that searching for me on JSTOR brings up my ver ... read more »

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Dear Hosting Provider

Weirdly, when our team said “let’s upgrade our server” got a message saying “we’re going to upgra ... read more »

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Running

I’ve had an on-and-off romance with running for nearly 20 years now. I came to it late; I hated running as a kid, and I avoided it as much as I could in high school. ... read more »

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Doubts

It’s not easy to write or talk about doubts. ... read more »

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Future Publishing

Back in the late spring of last year, I participated in a panel discussion on the future of publishing in visual culture studies, as part of the ... read more »

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Productivity and Goofing Off

Lately I’ve found myself in one of those periods — perhaps we might refer to it as “my forties” — in which I’m so overwhelmed with ... read more »

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Disagreement

Tim McCormick posted an ... read more »

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If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

Folks, we need to have a conversation. About Twitter. And generosity. And public shaming. ... read more »