Monthly Archives: February 2007

My color sense is lacking– and Tufte

The color tools on the curriculum this week were all very helpful, although I’m a bit leery of relying overly on them. The overall effect aimed for by all of these things is a sort of "pleasing neutrality." While that … Continue reading

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My color sense is lacking– and Tufte

The color tools on the curriculum this week were all very helpful, although I’m a bit leery of relying overly on them. The overall effect aimed for by all of these things is a sort of "pleasing neutrality." While that … Continue reading

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Foucault, Discipline and Punish

I’d like discuss the issue of agency in Discipline and Punish. The reaction of my Historiography class, which I gladly re-read this book for, was somewhat mixed. One student argued that “Foucault dismisses personal responsibility and the willful choice of … Continue reading

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Foucault, Discipline and Punish

I’d like discuss the issue of agency in Discipline and Punish. The reaction of my Historiography class, which I gladly re-read this book for, was somewhat mixed. One student argued that “Foucault dismisses personal responsibility and the willful choice of … Continue reading

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You know what they say about houseguests and fish…

My baby sister came up to visit me and my other sister who lives in Baltimore. She’s moving to Iowa to work on the caucus for Barack Obama. As such, we spent most of the weekend hanging out with her, … Continue reading

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E.P. Thompson, Making of the English Working Class

This book, while a bit ponderous, was quite interesting. I’ve read dozens of authors who acknowledge a debt to Thompson, so I’ve been eager to read it. The size, and having a week to read it, meant that I had … Continue reading

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E.P. Thompson, Making of the English Working Class

This book, while a bit ponderous, was quite interesting. I’ve read dozens of authors who acknowledge a debt to Thompson, so I’ve been eager to read it. The size, and having a week to read it, meant that I had … Continue reading

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…making history “cool?”

History isn’t cool. I was reading through sepoy’s Polyglot Manifesto (part 2) and came across the following: …what if I reimagined the text anew. What if I scanned, annotated, tagged all five manuscripts and the translation into a comprehensible data-structure … Continue reading

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…making history “cool?”

History isn’t cool. I was reading through sepoy’s Polyglot Manifesto (part 2) and came across the following: …what if I reimagined the text anew. What if I scanned, annotated, tagged all five manuscripts and the translation into a comprehensible data-structure … Continue reading

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Hope for those of us with no style…

In response to Karin’s question, "Is there hope for those of us with no style?" I just want to offer a resounding "Yes!" To put it bluntly, having a cool, ultra-high-functioning, slick-looking web page is great. It’s a good goal, … Continue reading

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