Dissertation Abstract #remixthediss

After the wonderful panel yesterday, I had some people ask for more details on what I’m doing. Here is an abstract: Historical glitch: Understanding digital media through the photographic lens, explores the intersecting media ecologies of social media, digital heritage content, and culture. Specifically, this project focuses closely on what a digital project that takes […]

Defining the Human Through Media/Tech: A Letter to Fanon & McLuhan

Any feedback, questions, comments are not expected (hi lonely blog), but would be greatly appreciated, as I still have more than a week before I need to submit and a little less than month before I present. I was invited to speak at a small graduate student colloquium to discuss my work.  The topic is […]

Trigger Warning Project / Playing with @mozilla Popcorn Maker

It’s been about a month since I made my initial post on the Trigger Warning that appeared on Sociological Images.  Since then, they’ve posted another post with the exact same trigger warning and issue.  It has been very generative for me to experience this.  I am working through what it means to face oppression the […]

Working Through the Breasts of The Secret Museum of Anthropology

The Secret Museum of Anthropology

I have a book. It has been in my possession for a few weeks now. It is called The Secret Museum of Anthropology. It was a private printing from the American Anthropological Association created in 1935 from a series of pirated photos. It included illustrations as well, to make it more science-y I am guessing. […]

Looking at History vs. Looking at the Past

This post brought to you from the confines of my humanistic little heart. I am in the midst of an interesting internal debate with external consequences. I think I don’t like History.  I am also so/so on history. Actually, I am probably currently rejecting any kind of historical derivative as well. Despite this, I am […]

How do I poetically transcribe a photo…

with no story?  She fades into the words of the actions around her photograph. 542 notes, but almost no one leaves words… when they do, I save them. Photo #3 Madame, 547 Notes “Nosy-Be kvinde” (“Nosy-Be woman”). From the island of Nosy-Be, north west Madagascar. date unknown [collection] Photographs of the Mission Archives, School of […]