Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spanish Henry Miller

Originally posted on Nomad Scholarship:
Does anyone know of a Spanish essayist that might be thought of as that fine country’s Henry Miller? A Latin American Henry Miller would work too. I’m in Madrid and want to read a little…

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Letter to the Vice-Chancellor

Originally posted on PROTECT THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY – WARWICK:
On the morning of the 17th of June 2013, Protect the Public University – Warwick sent the following email to Warwick University’s Vice Chancellor Nigel Thrift. The following members of staff…

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España, mi amor

Si no me veas en Lisbon, a la conferencia de Deleuze, es porque me haya afiliado al multitud en España.

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The Creative City. It’s War.

Originally posted on RICHARD J WILLIAMS:
THE USE OF ‘WAR’ TO DESCRIBE CITY LIFE IS A CULTURAL STUDIES CLICHE. In City of Quartz (1990) Mike Davis famously described Los Angeles as ‘militarized’, thinking of the bum-proof benches of downtown, and signs on suburban…

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Trevor Pinch: Innovation: Why, and for Whom?

Originally posted on ANTHEM:
Users, consumers or citizens? The role of users in shaping technology (Part 1) What role can users/consumers play in shaping technology? How does this reflect in terms of the debates and dilemmas of innovation in contemporary…

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Down with biopower-hunting*!

From Figure/Ground’s interview with Paul Rabinow: “One of the things that I find most irritating in a lot of so-called Foucault literature is authors taking concepts of Foucault like ‘biopower’ and just applying it as if they knew what it … Continue reading

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THE CREATIVE CITY: A CORRECTION

Originally posted on RICHARD J WILLIAMS:
Since posting, Paul Morley published this piece on the Salford and Media City, which is connected. Most accounts of Media City have been unfavourable – sometimes simple snobbery, sometimes a failure to understand the…

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