Reading: Republican rush to defend Trump reveals a party in thrall to its leader

Source Arguments get buried. They need to be brought to light. Trump, Republican politicians insisted, embodies everyone who once voted for him, while the Democratic House majority – installed just one year ago in an election with record turnout – stood for no one, or at best for a disembodied elite, or politically irrelevant classes… Continue reading Reading: Republican rush to defend Trump reveals a party in thrall to its leader

What I’m reading 12 Aug 2017

Trump babbles in the face of tragedy – The mainstream is raising the specter of Nazism > this is the natural result of defining authenticity as spontaneity. Trump and his people did not believe the moment worthy of rhetorical craft, worthy of serious thought. The president is confident that his lazy musings are equal to… Continue reading What I’m reading 12 Aug 2017

What I’m reading 11 May 2017 through 16 May 2017

What Is Seth Abramson Trying to Tell Us? – The Chronicle of Higher Education – – (digital rhetoric ) No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman | Opinion | The Guardian – We won't mention names. That would be indelicate. Rentiers require a low profile. "growing share… Continue reading What I’m reading 11 May 2017 through 16 May 2017

bookmarks for July 30th, 2013 through August 6th, 2013

The Ecuadorian Library — Geek Empire — Medium – Sterling on Snowden, Assange, Wikileaks, NSA. Cleverness distracts from the point too often, but he might be opening a focus on an implication of all media converging, Kittler, media always being a misuse of military equipment. – (Kittler media_theory essay politics ) The Ideal English Major… Continue reading bookmarks for July 30th, 2013 through August 6th, 2013

bookmarks for May 11th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013

open letter to coursera – in the manner of a course proposal. Bob Meister – (academia coursera mooc moocs xmooc ) Ian Bogost – The Walled Kindergarten – Bogost on corporate control of MOOCs – (moocs xmooc ) Ian Bogost – Latour Litanizer – Bogost doing OOO theory – (DH theory doing OOO ) Microsoft… Continue reading bookmarks for May 11th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013

bookmarks for January 27th, 2013

Revolution Hits the Universities – NYTimes.com – I glossed over this mindless screed by Friedman on a first read – anything that starts “LORD knows there’s a lot of bad news in the world today to get you down,” is going to be a sermon – and on a second read, it’s still tripe. But… Continue reading bookmarks for January 27th, 2013

bookmarks for June 23rd, 2011 through July 29th, 2011

Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? – Where data touches rhetorical delivery. A little self-serving (We Are The Guardian), but a good starting point for more investigation. – (data data_analysis visualization journalism prezi ) Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online – Taming a mini-mooc-like environment, with the… Continue reading bookmarks for June 23rd, 2011 through July 29th, 2011

bookmarks for May 29th, 2011

Digital Breadcrumbs, Purdy and Walker – Framed in a google search clone. "We call for examining the ways in which researchers actually use online resources for scholarly projects rather than lamenting how these researchers are not following prescribed models of efficient, purposeful online research. We, in other words, seek to consider the value of researchers'… Continue reading bookmarks for May 29th, 2011

bookmarks for January 13th, 2011 through January 15th, 2011

Will #Quora Be Big In 2011? – a good article for en3177, in part for the subject of discussion but even more for the aggregatating and repurposing the writer's doing. trace the inputs and outputs and diagram how he links it all together. this is learning. – (en3177 twitter quora mooc ple synthesis ) Should… Continue reading bookmarks for January 13th, 2011 through January 15th, 2011