Note: I'm slowly trying to build an index to categorize my channels. Key is incomplete!
* class resources
↔ internet history
◘ archives, libraries, collections
■ technology studies and spaces
◙ technology bias and modifications
“The ability to ask beautiful questions, often in very unbeautiful moments, is one of the great disciplines of a human life. And a beautiful question starts to shape your identity as much by asking it as it does by having it answered. And you don’t have to do anything about it. You just have to keep asking. And before you know it, you will find yourself actually shaping a different life, meeting different people, finding conversations that are leading you in those directions that you wouldn’t even have seen before.”
— David Whyte, On Being interview “The Conversational Nature of Reality”
Sometimes I feel less “scholarly” or “theoretical” than my colleagues because I teach through things and practices and places—but then I remember that these sites are where theory is materialized, activated, tested. Things are so good to think with.
The story tellers are, in my view, thinking. And thinking is what we need to do, not the discipline of philosophy or political economy or biology or literature or or or. The disciplines will take care of themselves. […] Thinking is what we are about and thinking is a materialist practice with other thinkers. And some of the best thinking is done as story telling.