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Memes, Millennials, and Meaning (and Anaphora)

Elizabeth Bruenig has written an excellent piece in the Washington Post entitled “Why is millennial humor so weird?” While Bruenig is not the first person to diagnose the millennial condition through humor, her piece is the most clearheaded and insightful I’ve seen on the topic. 1,147 more words

Culture

The Truth is in the Stars

Everything is television so be certain to retain an outlet,
a way to get off the air.

© Chagall ∞

Poetry

Marshall McLuhan Google doodle pays tribute to ‘The medium is the message’ media theorist


Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: YouTube redirects, Bing search ad growth & expanded text ads appeared first on Search Engine Land. 18 more words

Aesthetics & the Medium Message

There is no greater disservice one can do themselves than to try to force their brand to be something that is “trendy” but not actually representational of the organization. 844 more words

Freelance

McLuhan birthday gets doodle

Today’s Google doodle honors Marshall McLuhan’s 106th birthday. Traditionally these commemorative doodles use images and designs based on a historic event or person’s life to “spell” out a version of the Google logo. 129 more words

News

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life"*...

While the 18th century is commonly perceived as the quintessential age of rationalist modernity, it was also the cradle of a second and strikingly different movement.

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Abstract for “BH + DH: Book History & Digital Humanities” Conference

So here’s a new thing I thought I’d try: Instead of simply sending off abstracts to conferences and waiting in equal parts silence and anticipation, I might as well share my idea on here first, and see what sort of feedback I get. 240 more words

Technology