- Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian – Handing over the keys?
> History shows that war presents the ideal opportunity for the authoritarian-minded to amass, consolidate and concentrate power. Dissent can be more easily portrayed as treachery; jingoism sweeps the nation, boosting the popularity of the ruler; critics fall into line; constitutional norms can be disregarded at a time of national crisis. – (polemic politics rhetoric_of_action trump )
- Melania Trump and the politics of airbrushing – The Washington Post – Fashion meets politics in the open media, with some semiotics chucked in to start the discussion. "Mahaux has given the public a two-dimensional version of Trump: just the gloss, just the facade. Trump is the fantasy, the dream." – (visualrhetoric semiotics politics )
- Iain Sinclair · The Last London · LRB 30 March 2017 – Everybody's city becomes someone else's. – (london psychogeography )
- Semiotics and Constructing Fake News – – (none)
- Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value – Chronicle – Stanley Fish – Accurate speech is, free inquiry is, but free speech is an extracurricular value. The responsibility falls to the administrators:
>My advice to administrators: Stop thinking of yourselves as in-house philosophers or free-speech champions or dispensers of moral wisdom, and accept your responsibility as managers of crowd-control, an art with its own history and analytical tools, and one that you had better learn and learn quickly. – (rhetoric academia academic_speech )
- Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda – Because a good manifesto is always a good read. – (rhetoric Manifesto polemic politics activism modernism )
- Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America | Vanity Fair – Let's be clear: It's not about the restaurant. – (review trump )
- Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching | the becoming radical – Proficiency is adherence to the rubric, as competency is adherence to the rules. But when rubrics are mandated, when their use is made a required part of evaluation, then the mandators are over-extending their reach into teaching and learning. I'm looking at you, HLC.
> Rubrics, they argue, ultimately fail complex human behaviors such as writing. While rubrics facilitate statistical aspects of measuring human behaviors (such as teaching and learning), by doing so, they also tend to erode the quality of the very behaviors being measured.
> As a writing teacher, I can confirm Wilson’s and Kohn’s critiques that student writing conforming to a rubric and thus deemed “proficient” or “excellent” can be and often is quite bad writing. Rubric-based labels such as “proficient” reflect compliance to the rubric, not writing quality. – (rubrics educationasproduct assessment_as_sham assessment )
- It’s Trump’s America now. Time to get over our attachment to facts | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian – What you assert bites back. – (polemic politics rhetoric )
- (Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness – I'm deskilling in the wake of Pokemon GO. " I am being completely straight in claiming that the role and glory of education is that it can be useless, not being bounded by criteria of production and pre-determined purpose." – (gaming polemic corporateculture )
- Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication – Beyond the branding there is scholarship. – (dh erhetoric social_media twitter )
- Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It – Hybrid Pedagogy – > The failure of online education programs is not logistical, nor political, nor economic: it’s cultural, rooted in our perspectives and biases about how learning happens and how the internet works (these things too often seen in opposition). – (DH DE )
- [toread] Technology Wiki – Home – Technology Wiki – Project Bamboo Wiki – – (none)
- [toread] Bamboo – – (none)
- [toread] digitalresearchtools / FrontPage – – (none)
- [toread] Humanities Blast | Engaged Digital Humanities Scholarship – – (none)
- Digital humanities manifesto v 2 – From humanities BLAST so you know what to expect. – (Manifesto polemic mooc DigitalHumanities digitalpoetics )
- [toread] Manifesto for the Digital Humanities | ThatCamp Paris 2010 – – (none)
- [toread] Why wait? Six ways that Congress could fix copyright, now – – (DRM copyright )