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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- Elizeth on Bersani (2010): Is the Rectum a Grave?
- Joe Schicke on Robert Brooke on ‘underlife’
- Teaching/Learning in Progress: Thinking about the “Backchannel” – Liz Ahl on Robert Brooke on ‘underlife’
- Ariane on the idea of a writing center
- Editorial Pedagogy, pt. 1: A Professional Philosophy - Hybrid Pedagogy on Miller’s “Genre as Social Action”
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Category Archives: Social
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Posted on February 4, 2011 by Michael
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Poster (2006): Information Please
Posted on January 22, 2011 by Michael
Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines by Mark Poster My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Information Please, Mark Poster asks how information works differently when it is mediated through digital machines, arguing that much … Continue reading →
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sociality, technology, relationality
Posted on January 2, 2011 by Michael
John Dewey: “Industry and inventions in technology, for example, create means which alter the modes of associated behavior and which radically change the quantity, character and place of impact of their indirect consequences” (The Public and Its Problems 30) Michel … Continue reading →
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Kirkpatrick (2010): The Facebook Effect
Posted on December 31, 2010 by Michael
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect is a journalistic approach to the development and changes in Facebook as a … Continue reading →
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Bersani (2010): Is the Rectum a Grave?
Posted on December 27, 2010 by Michael
Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays by Leo Bersani My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bersani’s Is the Rectum a Grave? is largely a project to put Focault’s injunction to look for new ways of relating to each … Continue reading →
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