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Emma Watson: Van kind-celebrity tot opkomende publieke intellectueel

Opgegroeid als celebrity en vooral bekend als Hermelien Griffel uit de Harry Potter films, is Emma Watson nu een schitterend voorbeeld van een opkomende publieke intellectueel in het debat over gendergelijkheid. 3,671 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

Triumph Of The Thought Leader … And The Eclipse Of The Public Intellectual

Both Public Intellectuals and Thought Leaders engage in acts of intellectual creation, but their style and purpose are different. To adopt the language of Isaiah Berlin, Public Intellectuals are foxes who know many things, while Thought Leaders are hedgehogs who know one big thing. 47 more words


The Public Intellectual: Susan Jacoby

What is a Public Intellectual?

That pestering, provocative, biggest critic of every political, social, and cultural issue or individual who some cannot stand because their free conscience inevitably leads them to logically question and reason with public discourses are some descriptions of a Public Intellectual. 1,888 more words