Beninese musician/activist/genius Angélique Kidjo has released a tribute to Talking Heads' Remain in Light and IT. IS. FUCKING. AMAZING.
I think the great thing about the early Web was how easy it was to get lost inside of it. It opened up worlds that were distant and brought them a little bit closer. We take that for granted now. When the Web was new, we didn't. #Web30
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In order to reduce the probability of poorly-timed instance drama, registration on scholar.social will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3
(My PhD thesis defense is on 2019 April 2)
I really like my team at work, and I'm starting to dig into an interesting project, but I still think the best part of my new job may be the location. Like that's the worst part, too, because ridiculous commute, but it's to downtown Iowa City, and that is the very best. I'm going to start visiting the giant sloth on my lunch breaks.
#introduction I teach about educational technology in higher education in Australia. I'm researching communication across disciplines and am interested in the history of science communication and cultural studies in general.
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History is really wonderful. Not everything that happened, as that was all mostly bad, but the act of doing history, sequestered alone in an archive or in the stacks day after day and the feeling that comes with slowly starting to understand the barest outlines of the contours of the scope of the past in that process is so deeply rewarding to me.
#introduction. An English teacher at a community college in Hawaii. By my last reckoning, it's been 29 years (and counting). I think I've got a few more years in me.
Hi folks: I teach composition & creative writing at a community college. My current research interests are the internet ethics & the dreams/nightmares birthed by networks. #introduction
#introduction a educational psychologist and former politician turned entrepreneur working on building www.karaconnect.com to get professional help to children that need support in schools and beyond. Would love to connect to interested school academics or/and schools that want to try digital solutions to help kids. Never give up on a child.
My thesis advisor prompted me to change my thesis subject a little bit to focus on comparing medieval manuscripts. This would be ultra fun to do but very time-consuming, and it makes sense to do it because of the angle I’m taking for my thesis, being mainly interested in questions around the enunciative instance in the texts I’m studying. I’m just not sure I’m up to the task. 😬 #literature #middleages #philology
#introduction New bird, happy to see you rising from the Pleistocene. It was about time to decentralize.
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clasping my hands in delight, the prof who's mentoring me through grad school searching helped put me on the track to find another human in the world doing dog ethnography, i want to have an ethdography collective, i am too shy to email them because everyone gets too many emails already
My name is Enrique. I'll be leaving the army this year and going back to school. Excited to start researching and writing again.
Grad student in Humanities. Professional writing tutor. Parkour coach. Avid reader. Writer. Father. Husband. Loves to learn.
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