Posts tagged ‘science’

Food for Thought: Larry Grossberg on Cultural Studies

by , posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 9:00 am

“For me, cultural studies was always partly a response to the dominant practices of the academy, and the dominant practices of knowledge production. … It seemed to me that cultural studies was an attempt to find a different way to be an intellectual, a different way of bringing politics into the academy, and a different way of producing knowledge.” — Larry Grossberg

This video is a preview of a full length conversation with Larry Grossberg, an internationally renowned scholar of cultural studies as well as popular culture, conducted by University of Ottawa professor Boulou Ebanda de B’béri and his research assistant Michael Audette-Longo.

Part 1: Cultural studies as a specific project
Part 2: Discussion on articulation
Part 3: Discussion on past and present projects
Part 4: Discussion on modernity

The full-length conversation can be found after the jump.



Food for Thought: Naomi Klein on The Paradox of Crisis

by , posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 4:56 pm


Completely Random and Very Cool

by , posted on Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at 6:28 am

A guy I work with came in yesterday and said to me “I don’t know why, but I saw this very cool thing yesterday and immediately thought that if anyone I know would know the right person to do it, you would.”

And then he told me about this: the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is running a contest to find the right person to live at the museum for a month and blog about the experience.

I don’t want to dispute my friend’s conclusion that I would know someone who would be perfect for this, but that person is not coming immediately to mind, so I thought I’d throw it out here on the blog.

If you are chosen, and you make it through the month, you will receive $10,000, a packet of tech gadgets, and of course an experience you can tell your grandchildren about.

Deadline for entry is August 11, 2010.



by , posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 7:09 am

Take that, silly creationist persons.