Category Archives: publics

Dewey (1927/1954): The Public and Its Problems

Public & Its Problems by John Dewey My rating: 4 of 5 stars One of my committee members suggested I re-read John Dewey’s The Public and Its Problems because my dissertation is dealing with issues of privacy, publicity, and the … Continue reading

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Cooper’s interview with Shirvell

It’s rare that I really respect how someone on cable news interviews someone, but Anderson Cooper hits Michigan’s assistant attorney general Andrew Shrivell with hard questions, calling him out with clear, reasoned definitions of “cyberbullying,” “personal,” and “bigot.” Shirvell’s performance … Continue reading

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Notes from the Interblags

Hey, let’s get back to some cool stuff I read online recently: • I really like this post from Tenured Radical, which is largely about facebook, faculty meetings, and school starting. In particular, this line is spot-on: If I can … Continue reading

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Meetspaces: Going the Way of Newspapers

Diesel Sweeties raises an interesting point, that media studies and rhetoric don’t seem to focus on as much as the perishing newspaper: how much are our public physical spaces changing due to online behavior and sociality? I’ve read a number … Continue reading

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pseudonymously writing in public

As you may well be aware by now, pseudonymous blogger Publius, who writes at Obsidian Wings, was outed as law professor John Blevins by Ed Whelan on his TNR blog. The NY Times has a post with various opinions about … Continue reading

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