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Performing our fluid identities

Through our interactions with other people and with society at large, the body serves as a critical site of identity performance. We use or bodies and our sense of identity to convey and project information about ourselves.  1,105 more words


While My IPhone Gently Weeps

I had a different introduction for this piece until the news of Robin Williams’s death became public last week. Don’t worry, this isn’t an internet eulogy, but I do find that the actor’s death, or more specifically how we (the media and consumers of media) discuss such an event, relates to my initial topic. 679 more words



GJSS, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2006


Jade Boyd


This paper examines some of the ways in which performativity is being mediated. It locates this discussion within the spheres of performance theory (emphasizing Judith Butler’s contributions) and postcolonial discourse to investigate how the performance of hybrid identities is being theorized. 6,359 more words


The Performativity Turn

What has been described as the performativity turn in social sciences and humanities has brought a shift of perspective for researchers and professionals in scientific and artistic fields (e.g. 298 more words


Sigurdur Gudmundsson

Guided by an existential interest in the unknown, Sigurdur Gudmundsson generates work of abundant wit and verve that questions the way that vernacular culture and art relates to nature. 179 more words


MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

“Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. 57 more words


Colbie Caillat and the pressure of "looking the part"

In view of the discussions I’ve had with students over how to look the part in a graduate role, Colbie Caillat’s video for her song “Try” is pretty interesting. 79 more words