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01 December 2006

Lateral Thinking Problems - Preconceptions

by jlesage
The site poses problems in lateral or logical thinking, from easy to hard, with both hints and answers. Great party conversation and something kids will like.

Orion Magazine

by jlesage
ideas of sustainability and its cultural contexts; many notable writers and artists here

Trinh T. Minh-ha essay

by jlesage
Not You/Like You: Post-Colonial Women and the Interlocking Questions of Identity and Difference, by Trinh T. Minh-ha

27 November 2006

Lists of Bests

by jlesage & 5 others
again, I am fascinated by lists of bests, especially as related to literature; they comprise both an ideology of the canon and a sociology of popular tastes, a la Bourdieu; in an extended form, they comprise much of amazon.com

group hug // anonymous online confessions

by jlesage & 9 others
like postsecrets but in prose; "type a note about a fault of your own, something you did or thought about and are not proud of"; filters out obvious lies, overtly vulgar, identifying specific others.

26 November 2006

media teacher's home page, lots of resouces, links pages

by jlesage
"news and journalism, film, TV, media policy, media reform activism, philosophy and social theory, urban history, contemporary American politics--\perspective informed by media history, political economy and social and cultural theory."

22 November 2006

ArtLex on New Media

by jlesage
entry in big art site has many links and hypertext connections to trace out; useful

DIGITALSOULS.COM - new media art | philosophy | culture

by jlesage
"one of the longest continuously running online galleries and e-zines dedicated to new media art, digital culture and philosophy; contributions by international artists and writers including Brian Eno, Yoko Ono, John Berger, Sean Cubitt, Susan Sontag..."

21 November 2006

Adding meaning and value to information

by jlesage
what we do with information that might make it useful and desirable to others

Geography courses with websites Valparaiso University

by jlesage
Geography courses, both present and past, with exercises, links, bibliography. Also see Urban Studies and American Indian Studies. Understanding place as cultural should inform both fiction and non-fiction film.

Research on Place and Space

by jlesage & 1 other
huge portal site, across disciplines; "...other terms are sometimes used in place of place, such as home, dwelling, milieu, territory, and of course, space. None of these, though, are necessarily equivalent to the notion of place."

20 November 2006

photos you likebetter: you are what you like

by jlesage
a charming game in which you pick which of two photos you like the best, supposedly revealing something about you

Conversations with Dina

by jlesage
post on how students did visual ethnography using Flickr and the tags people put there

Visual Anthropology Papers

by jlesage
many full text papers available from visualnathropology.net

Visual Culture and the Contemporary City

by jlesage
extensive course lectures with special attention to Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin's concepts, especially Benjamin on the flaneur.

Modern Ruins, Photographic Essays - Shaun and Wendy O'Boyle

by jlesage
Traces, in the sense of Walter Benjamin's Arcades project, mark visual culture and always tell a story, if we take the time to notice

Photo Essays in Black and White by Herman Krieger

by jlesage
views of vernacular architecture and everyday use in small towns; from Eugene Oregon

Welcome to Transparency

by jlesage & 1 other
"interprets and critiques movies and television, news and political rhetoric, theme parks and advertising, computer games and the Internet, and other creations of contemporary culture"

Bruce B. Janz Home Page

by jlesage
very large academic resources collection for arts, humanities, social theory, philosophy

Joel Kovel

by jlesage
many of this important writer's essays online, a psychoanalyst who has long been a political commentator

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