Author Archives: fabricatingworlds

Out of the rabbit hole…

This semester started slowly, but ended in an all-out sprint to a mirage of a finish line. It’s a mirage because even though classes have concluded, I actually have 12 hours of teaching time next week, in the form of … Continue reading

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Lecturing as Storytelling

As an experienced teacher but inexperienced lecturer, it has come as a certain kind of revelation recently that in order to improve my lectures I have had to focus less on content and more on narrative. Two main things led … Continue reading

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Teaching Large Classes with Technology

I’ve always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to using technology in my teaching. There just never seemed to be enough value added to my teaching practice. Using PowerPoint slides were for lectures – I taught seminars. … Continue reading

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Books

Another batch of books came in. As I’m teaching cultural studies again (yesssss!!!!!), and working on my own projects, and having to replace many of the books I sold off before moving to Singapore, I’m rebuilding my book collection. Although … Continue reading

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Books

Some recently acquired books for the collection. Lots of Ranciere in preparation for a return to one of the chapters from my dissertation that I’m going to spin out into an article. Ditto for the Lyotard and Nail. Miller and … Continue reading

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Street Photography bibliography

This is for a project I hope to do on street photography. I’ll keep updating the list as I find new resources. Obviously it is not comprehensive, and will be overdetermined by my interest in Daido Moriyama. Updated: 21 November … Continue reading

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London and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Meeting

I’m currently sitting at Heathrow right now waiting for my flight back to Singapore after a great week in London. I got to do a little exploring, a bit of conferencing, a little connecting with old friends and meeting some … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

My well-intentioned plans to blog a few times a week this summer were blown up by a bunch of stuff that took over this summer. Most importantly, I managed to secure continuing employment for myself at the National University of … Continue reading

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Conatus and Debt – A Few Thoughts

Reading yet more Jason Read today, as a way of easing myself into reading Lordon’s Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire. A few things struck me about his discussion of capitalism that help me understand why we … Continue reading

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Class Composition, Affective Composition of Labor, Migration

I’ve been reading through a few of Jason Read’s old blog posts and came across one from 2011 on “The Affective Composition of Labor.” In it, he has a really clear definition of class composition, which clarifies the stakes of … Continue reading

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