About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: English 30 Language Technology and Culture (Spring 2009)
This term, as I’ve discussed a bit before, I’m teaching Honors Rhetoric and Composition1 as part of the University’s project with Sony. We are checking out Sony’s ebook Reader and doing most of our course’s readings on this — either … Continue reading
I just visited my classroom that I start teaching in on Monday. It’s the sweetest classroom I’ve ever taught in, in the Life Sciences Building, which obviously gets more money than the English dept’s building. The set up is nice, … Continue reading
I was supposed to fly to Iowa today. I was worried that the weather would get in the way of arriving (it’s supposed to be icy/stormy in Iowa today). Nope. Instead, it was an airplane door that malfunctioned or something. … Continue reading
Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson My review rating: 4 of 5 starsIn Everything Bad is Good for You, Johnson attempts to de-bunk the popular narrative that the culture industry is making us stupider, by feeding us … Continue reading
I’m reading Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good For You, and my students in English 30 are reading portions of it next term. In the book, Johnson argues that contrary to popular narratives that claim that popular culture is making … Continue reading