Thinking on film: movie screenings

Culture, politics and global justice research cluster is running a series of film screenings showing how contemporary cinema portrays the practice of 'thinking' - whether in the form of philosophy, theory, mathematics, writing, or something else. We've mostly selected films that are freely available and go beyond the 'usual suspects', but suggestions are always welcome! … Continue reading Thinking on film: movie screenings

The Digital Condition: An Experiment in Mediated Dialogue

What does it mean to speak of a digital condition? How can we describe, explain and understand our digital condition? What is it, that we are trying to come to terms with? Where exactly does ‘the problem’ of technology lie? Beginning in October 2019 we will embark on an experimental discussion group centred around those … Continue reading The Digital Condition: An Experiment in Mediated Dialogue

Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’

By Susan L Robertson I’ve recently been heard remarking something I never thought I would say: politics appears to be trumping economics. Of course, I am mostly talking about the disastrous consequences for the UK economy if BREXIT finally comes to pass in October. This would see the UK coming out of its long-standing regional … Continue reading Trump, Trumps, Trumpted: Cat and Mouse Games in ‘The Education House of Cards’

Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy

CFP – Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy  (Accelerated Academy 7) Nov. 22-23, 2019 Michigan State University Digital Scholarship Lab An interdisciplinary symposium on the future of academic life and labor, organized by Zach Kaiser (MSU) and Erin Glass (UC San Diego) In theory, the academy is an institution of research and … Continue reading Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy