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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Inspired in part by Johndan Johnson-Eilola‘s Datacloud, I started chronicling my workspaces throughout the day on Twitter on Monday morning. After three days, I’ve chronicled a number of places I work, whether it’s reading for comprehensive exams, preparing for class, … Continue reading
A former middle school student of mine tweeted a link to this list how to write a paper in college/university. The list seems obviously old: who uses ICQ anymore? And Kazaa? Woah. Thought I’d follow suit with a new list, … Continue reading
Last night it snowed somewhere between 12 and 14 inches — the whole town seemed concerned about the impending “snowpocalypse,” “snowmaggedon,” or in lolz, “snowMGz.” And it’s gorgeous out. I should have taken some pictures today during daylight, but Dana’s … Continue reading
We Have Never Been Modern by Bruno Latour My rating: 5 of 5 stars This summary is probably going to be a bit flawed and definitely elides some of Latour’s critical moves. I really enjoyed reading this, and thought it … Continue reading