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Who's that in your AVI, Jasmine?

That's a screenshot from the film Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) with Maggie Cheung.

Besides being a fantastic and dizzying/disorienting film, I have a soft spot for it bc I first watched it in a class with Prof. Yiman Wang, who would advise my undergraduate thesis! Here's the essay that she wrote on Maggie Cheung and the film Irma Vep: muse.jhu.edu/article/492536

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Hi all! I’m starting my PhD in American Culture/Digital Studies at UM Ann Arbor in... oh man, less than a week!

Research interests include:
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- digital visual cultures
- social media mapping/ethnography/networking
- digital strategies of resistance (asterisks by all of that)

Personal interests:
- prison/police abolition
- post-left theory
- the smell of jasmine after a light rain

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be the theory shitposter you want to see in academia

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'Degrowth is an advanced reincarnation of the radical environmentalism of the 1970s and speaks to pertinent debates within geography. This article benefits from Ursula Le Guin’s fantasy world to advance the theory of degrowth and respond to criticisms that degrowth offers an unappealing imaginary, which is retrogressive, Malthusian, and politically simplistic.'

sci-hub.tw/10.1080/00045608.20

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My Valentine's gift to myself is a reminder that my productivity as a grad student and scholar is not a measure of my worth

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'If we want to create a more just world, we must recognise that sometimes these algorithms aren’t simply ‘broken’, but operating exactly as intended. Technology is a reflection of the society that created it. Without our intervention, a society that historically benefits white supremacy, patriarchy and harmful assumptions about gender and sexuality will produce technology that enshrines those values.'
dazeddigital.com/science-tech/

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Do you ever think about how you were introduced to the Situationist International when you were 19 years old and didn’t appreciate The Beach Beneath the Street or Society of the Spectacle when you first read them, but ever since you’ve been re-encountering the SI again and again, and each time your heart swells a little bit?

Because I do!

The Situationist Times

monoskop.org/Situationist_Time

“The Situationist Times was an international, English-language periodical created and edited by Jacqueline de Jong, of which six issues were published between 1962 and 1967. A radical compendium using such Situationist tactics as détournement and a printed form of dérive, the journal included essays, artwork, found images, and quotations concerned with such issues as topology, politics, and spectacle culture.”

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Gramsci's dedication to his small working class home town which he was only able to interact with peripherally due to an unnamed spinal issue and potentially weak autoimmune system, seems to leave him as someone who was very sensitive to those around him concerned that his ill health would burden those around him. Gramsci, as I read his notebooks, is someone desperately aware of the physical and mental challenges that hegemonic apparatuses surround us with, and that to me should be explored

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Podcast on surveillance capitalism Show more

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Wright State On Strike! higher ed, union busting, etc Show more

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I guess this is a hazard of being at a R1 institution where corporate and state research interests are carried out and around me all the time (remember when I was trying to find the contracts between the US Department of Defense and UM? Fun times)

I declined, and said very politely that I didn’t really believe that the Apple Watch would *just* give my heart rate to UM and Apple, to which the nurse practitioner let out a huge sigh and scream-whispered “I know, right?!”

Digital biometric surveillance creeps *everyone* out

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