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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

Look at Me: Conceptually rich; Practically dull

We’re fat, we’re image obsessed and we hate ourselves. The irony at the heart of Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me is that we’re all so busy looking at ourselves and imagining other people looking at us that no one is properly seeing anyone. 505 more words


Dogs Smell Time

Can you smell time? Your dog can.

On a very basic level, so can you: When you crack the lid on that old quart of milk, tentatively sniff and—peeyouu!—promptly dump that foul stuff down the sink, you are, in effect, smelling time. 167 more words


How Your Great-Grandchildren Could Talk to You Decades after Your Death

Humans have sought immortality since at least the 22nd century B.C., if the ancient story “Epic of Gilgamesh” is any indication. And if we’re looking for biological immortality, we might have to keep looking. 180 more words