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Degree In Hand

Now that you’ve finally earned that doctorate, what will you do? Tenure track positions are becoming like a golden unicorn.


Public Intellectual

Your academic career is about to expand beyond the borders of the ivory tower. You may not be “Professor,” but you are “Dr.”, and that means that you are an expert and that the public, the media, and your own following look to you for leadership and expertise. 298 more words


Emma Watson: Van kind-celebrity tot opkomende publieke intellectueel

Dit essay is onderdeel van het vak Retorica in het Publieke Debat (Jaar 1 Bachelor Online Culture: Art, Media and Society aan Tilburg Universiteit).  

In mei 2017 ontving Emma Watson (1990) de eerste ‘sekseneutrale’ MTV Movie & MTV Award voor beste acteur en actrice voor haar rol als Belle in Disney’s film ‘Beauty and the Beast’. 3,778 more words


On (digital) Signatures, Verification, and Authenticity

Where to start?

Several years back, I wrote my master’s thesis on the changing nature of writing and authorship given the new realities of online publishing platforms (blogs, etc.). 1,078 more words


Cyber Pamphleteer: Imagined Stations, A Poem

They insert their hands in my mouth,

these passerby pedestrians in the in-between

electric places that simultaneously

exist but do not exist,

(much like a deceased living cat in a physics experiment), 737 more words

Cyber Pamphleteer: Imagined Stations

Welcome to my world (or, "words are hard")

Words are hard.

Words are hard for everyone at some point in time, but they’re especially difficult when you’re someone whose professional life (and, more often than not, personal life) is lived on the page – print or digitized versions need apply. 1,729 more words


Benjamin Barber, a Brilliant Thinker Who Saw the Future | The Nation

***Rest In Peace: Benjamin Barber, A Giant Has Fallen***

The Cities of the World Were In Your Heart!

Benjamin Barber was a giant among the few public intellectuals among us, alas a breed whose ranks are all too thin. 63 more words