I have had a great couple days listening to the boundary 2 conference. And after a productive and interesting week teaching Dear Esther (2012), Gone Home (2013), and Jennifer Egan‘s Look at Me (2001), I’m going to take the day to deeply immerse myself in football. So, I have a bit of time for some links.
Science and Environment
Rob Nixon reviews Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything.
Margalit Fox, “Jonathan Schell, 70, Author on War in Vietnam and Nuclear Age, Dies.”
Mark Landler, “US and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks.”
Geoff Brumfiel, “New Clock May End Time as We Know It.”
Annalee Newitz, “It’s Looking More and More Likely That We Live in a Multiverse.”
Don Koenig, “Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Caused by a Nuclear Explosion High Over the United States – Imminent danger to the U.S. # 1.”
(Wow. I must have been busy if I haven’t yet mentioned the 2014 midterm elections.)
Katrina vanden Heuvel, “The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down.”
Michael Stratford, “What a GOP-Led Congress Means for Higher Ed.”
Scott Jaschik, “Governors and Higher Ed.”
Leigh Phillips, “The Solution Is Democracy.”
Andy Borowitz, “Exit Polls Indicate Nation Suffering From Severe Memory Loss.”
And Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, “College Athletes of the World, Unite.”
“Mandela’s Reflections: Meditations and Interventions from the boundary 2 Collective.”
Vijay Prashad, “Making Poverty History.”
Literature and Culture
McKenzie Wark reviews William Gibson’s The Peripheral.
Mitchell Kriegman reviews Reflections in a Black Mirror.
Kriston Capps, “Escape Claws: Why Wolverine Had to Die to for the Sake of Marvel Comics.”
After New Media, 2014-2015.
R. A. Judy, “The Poetic Socialities of Radical Humanism, or the Giving Blues.”
Sherryl Vint on Science Fiction and Biopolitics.
Rob Horning, “Social Media Is Not Self-Expression.”
And Jeff Guo, “The Mathematician Who Proved Why Hipsters All Look Alike.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Paul A. Bové, “The Human in University Education.”
Gerry Canavan, “Meritocracy, Lottery, Game.”
Sonali Kohli, “What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?”
“Conflict Kitchen Closes After Death Threat.”
Conflict Kitchen’s Statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
And the Undergraduate Literature Conference at the University of Pittsburgh.