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Random Observations.

People in the mass do not understand the role of the “public intellectual”. They do not understand the worrying out of an idea in full view of everyone, of putting one’s mental processes on display. 367 more words

By The Way

Achille Mbembe: Public Intellectual No. 1

By Chelsea Haith 

“Why do we create obstacles to our own emancipation?!” 

Professor Achille Mbembe is fed up. The South African academy is not changing fast enough or radically enough. 529 more words


The Noise Arts

The Delta Brainwave Society is a Divers Noise Arts Collective. But what, you may ask, are the noise arts?

Noise arts is a catchall term. If it is produced with the mindset or noise art, it is. 345 more words


the Massive Archive ("I have forgotten my umbrella" & tweeted about it)

I have argued elsewhere against the futility of the Infinite Archive – as expressed through various projects, many of them by google (like the desire to scan and digitize every book ever). 549 more words


Public Intellectuals? Intelligentsia? Hmmm...

Excerpt from Academia in Support of the Public Intellectual: Advancing Human Freedom and Knowledge

In his essay “The American Scholar,” Emerson noted that a public intellectual is one who is enriched by the past yet not bound by books. 169 more words


Using Twitter to engage in public scholarship

Are you trying to learn more about what it means to engage in public scholarship? Whether you are thinking of engaging as an individual, an institution, or an organization, you might find inspiration on Twitter. 356 more words