About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
This blog serves as a place to think through things, record thoughts, share interesting stuff, and hold conversations. Welcome!
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Category Archives: Gender
• Ira Socol’s post The Width of the World is an interesting read about social media tools. I don’t entirely agree with all his points, but he’s started a decent discussion about groupthink, time-wasting, and human relationships (arguing, largely, against … Continue reading
This is a few weeks old, but worth sharing. Jender at Feminist Philosophers asks Why are there so few women in technology fields?: It must be their innate lack of ability, as the tech community is doing everything they can … Continue reading
• Ira Socol calls for 2009 to be the year of universal access • New York Magazine has a brief story on gay-related zines out of New York. Towleroad includes links to various zines. I might have to make a … Continue reading
I don’t watch television. That’s right, I’m one of those edu-macated snobby urban elites who is above televisions. One Who Thinks He Does The World Good By Abstaining From Television. Okay, I’m being all facetious and hyperbolic and whatnot, but … Continue reading
â€¢ Queerty: Despite opening in only 36 theatres, Gus Van Sant’s film Milk came in 10th in box office sales over the weekend. Perhaps this means that it might come to Penntucky. I want to see it, though I’m pretty … Continue reading