Tag Archives: Active Interpretation

Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (Dr. Martha C. Nussbaum)

"Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education–critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination."

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“Wave Function” and more by Sixty Symbols (video) | on the importance of metaphors & metonymy in phenomenological modeling

Pi is Beautiful – Numberphile

Published on Jan 3, 2014
With thanks to Martin Krzywinski and Cristian Ilies Vasile

Intro to Cultural Studies: Digital auto-profile of musical subjectivities

Last.fm listening record:

Library, listed by frequency of play:

Top Tracks

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Starred Tracks:

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Intro to Cultural Studies: Contemporary Colonialism?

Noted for the use of the signifier “colony” in connection to European financial powers: “Austerity means that people is expulsed of their homes. Austerity means that the social services don’t work anymore. Austerity means that public schools have not the elements, the means to develop their activity. Austerity means that the countries have not sovereignty anymore, and we became a colony of the financial powers and a colony of Germany. Austerity probably means the end of democracy. I think if we don’t have democratic control of economy, we don’t have democracy.” (Pablo Iglesias, secretary general of Podemos, interview [43:11] with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! Feb. 17, 2015. Emphasis mine.)

Also noted in regards to leverage gained by financial powers in framing political opposition: “…I think that this game that separate the political field, between center-left and center-right, sometimes is something very useful to make the banks win.” (ibid.,[46:31])

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Video and transcript.

Digital Humanities: “Digital Historiography and the Archives” (LINK)

“The following pieces by Joshua Sternfeld, Katharina Hering, Kate Theimer, and Michael Kramer are based on our session at the American Historical Association (AHA) meeting in 2014, ‘Digital Historiography and the Archives,’ and the series of blog posts based on our presentations that we posted on Michael Kramer’s blog, Issues in Digital History, and cross-posted on AHA Today.”

“What became evident from the session was that historians must collaborate with information professionals, including archivists, to create critical contextual information for sources, reference resources, and repositories as well as new kinds of scholarly work that harnesses the power and registers the challenges of the digital archive, while serving a diverse community of users composed of researchers, educators, information professionals, students, artists, policymakers, and members of the public as a whole. The question is how? What areas of research should be explored and what methodologies, theories and practical models are already under development?”