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  1. Oct 2016
    1. network between how it was built,


    2. o those living within it. (1939-1940).

      What's the upshot? implications? results? How can this information change that, if at all? What's Schindler's end game here?

    3. .


    4. certain groups of people from others

      Good first sentence.

    5. Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation through Physical Design of the Built Environment


    6. Invisible Barriers

      Great title.

    1. Unframing Models of Public Distribution: From Rhetorical Situation to Rhetorical Ecologi

      Note the tile.

    1. And I say to our fellow members of the world community: Let no one see this contest as a sign of American weakness. The strength of American democracy is shown most clearly through the difficulties it can overcome.


    2. Yet it came, and now it has ended, resolved, as it must be resolved, through the honored institutions of our democracy.


    3. And I promised him that I wouldn't call him back this time.
    1. but just isolated errors or customer confusion."

      Still blaming the victim. Nice.

    2. "in the past, our customer service should have been better and our bills clearer, and that customers have at times been unnecessarily frustrated or confused."


  2. Sep 2016
    1. "This is the country," Brandi Pierce, the mother of a sixth-grader, told The Associated Press as she began to cry. "You don't have this in the country. It just don't exist out here."

      We're all white people!

    1. On Tuesday, Eric Trump, the real estate magnate's son from his first marriage to Ivana, said it had taken "courage" for his father not to bring up the affairs. He commended the moment, saying it was something he'd "always remember."

      Just another reason why Eric Trump's life sucks.

    1. “I saw Donald Trump give a spirited voice to those of us who don’t like the status quo, and I see emerging in front of us the potential for what a unified Republican government can get you, which can be the solutions,” Ryan said at a news conference Tuesday. “I think he passed a number of thresholds... and showed that for 90 minutes he could go toe-to-toe with Hillary Clinton.”

      This one will be great in his political biography.

    1. But many of the firms that contributed to the crash in 2008, like A.I.G. and Lehman Brothers, weren’t traditional banks, so Glass-Steagall wouldn’t have limited their reckless behavior. Nor


    1. whore-late

      this got transposed awkwardly!

    2. Yet it is also embedded in judgment. The rhetor who collects, archives, traces, or inquires does not give up any claims to judgment (krisis).

      Key point.

    3. Consider how many assign-ments in our most common courses (lower-level and introductory writing and speaking classes) reflect a pedagogical assumption that students should feel something prior to writing, speaking, or producing a rhetorical text.

      Indeed. She has totally changed my thinking on this. What do you think?

    4. This pedagogy of inquiry asks students to develop a different kind of relation to place, crisis, and discourse. Inquiry becomes a habit, not a precursor to anything else. It does not matter whether one feels injured by the changes or has authentic memory or feel-ings about the changes, or whether the changes have some kind of decidable value. In fact, it does not matter whether one cares or does not care about the issue at hand. What matters is the challenge of inquiry itself.

      I love this and would love to discuss the counters.

    5. Rather, actor-network theory is more about how we are within a process. While we may not be conscious of the networks we inhabit, we are aware of the networks through a kind of embodied knowledge that is reflected in our behavioral adjustments.

      The idea being to become conscious? I read this as ontological.

    6. Bruno Latour
    7. Its empiricism does not displace its potential to serve activist goals.

      This is an important point. A major criticism of Actor Network Theory and Object-Oriented Ontology is just this. This is a big move, and a welcome one, in my opinion.

    8. Where a question, exigence, or crisis exists, the inquirer's approach to this scene is not yoked with his or her own feelings.

      Because if it is just feelings, then we become exclusionary. We read ourselves out of possibility.

    9. In class, we flipped through the yellowing pages of racist literature and the counterliterature that fought back.

      I love the idea of having students find "counter" narratives, exposing them.

    10. How such memories are "stored" and "indexed" is apt to become more complicated in the digital age, which has interesting con-sequences for how we publicly remember and think about racism.

      I think this would excellent to discuss with our students. How archives shape us.

    11. The world that is constitutively written in their project is a multiple, complex, and untotalizable one.

      Yes. Students can use their research to restore the loss.

    12. We leave no space to consider the multiple networks across which this crisis is embedded, and through which we may rework the relations of power

      For example?

    13. Where a question, exigence, or crisis exists, the inquirer's approach to this scene is not yoked with his or her own feelings.

      Feelings vs inquiry.

    14. Its empiricism does not displace its potential to serve activist goals.

      This seems important.

    15. p ublic subjects are never single.

      What does she mean by this?

    16. Sustaina ble futures


    17. Of course, none of us wanted

      Intro element, IC.

    18. Furthermore, each of us is situated

      Intro element, IC.

    1. This introduction sets a scene and communicates what happens, however, it does not follow Graff’s model for “They Say/I Say”.

      Why not?

    1. Journal of Speech

      Toggle above from Public to Theory Reading Group!

    1. “routine burden of citizenship”

      New York Times Editorial

      Justice Thurgood Marshall's dissent was more faithful to the evidence: ''A group of white citizens,'' he wrote, ''has decided to act to keep Negro citizens from traveling through their urban 'utopia,' and the city has placed its seal of approval on the scheme.'' Despite a national commitment to equality, blacks were being kept quite literally in their place.

    2. (MARTA
    3. The effect of these types of residency requirements is often to exclude people who do not live in a given neighborhood from that neighborhood.

      Most of DC allows for two-hour street parking in neighborhoods without a permit.

    4. I-375


    5. l[ly]”

      Why the brackets here?

    6. Documents produced during trial

      These are public record. We could find them.

    7. Washington, D.C.,128
    8. buses, subways, and light rail—in larger metropolitan areas, low-income people and people of color often rely more heavily on public transportation than people from other groups.1

      ATL exemplifies. Try to use their MARTA in and of itself to get to work.

    9. the barriers and road closures were instituted, in-stalled, and approved based on their purported relationship to public health and safety.

      This is @jm0281b's point.

    10. t “buyers would fear ‘driving all over looped streets, stopping and turn-ing around, trying to find drugs with the possibility of having their nice cars, their jewelry, their money ripped off as they look.’”

      Why does Schindler use a direct quote here rather than a paraphrase?

    11. local governments have the power to prohibit these barriers

      I've never thought of this, but I guess we all have a right to access streets, rights?

    12. a public housing project in Hollander Ridge

      There's a fence around the one conspicuous housing project on the new 14th Street. Would be an interesting Built Environment for one of you to work on.

    13. The fence was originally erected by the city of Hamden in the 1950s to keep crime in the New Haven projects out of Hamden.

      Those who build walls usually say it's for defense: see Israel.

    14. Eight Mile Wall

      M&M, right?

    15. difficult for pedestrians to cross streets or for cars to turn

      I think about this all the time when I see people crossing the street in the middle of the highway. But what choice do they have? It wasn't built with them in mind.

    16. The idea that architecture regulates is found at the core of much urban planning and geography scholarship,

      Does the three things all Topic Sentences do: 1) Stakes a claim, 2) Relates that claim to the overall aim, and 3) Leans into the ensuing paragraph.

    17. Exclusion through architecture should be subject to scru-tiny that is equal to that afforded to other methods of exclusion by law.

      So what's her point here?

    18. Although this

      What's the point here?

    19. hey use “code” as the digital analogue of real-world architecture to describe structures of and behavior in cyber-space.51

      We should be thinking about how "Code" shapes us, too.

    20. Despite this deep theoretical understanding of the powerful role that archi-tecture plays in crafting experience
    21. rts, legislators, administrators, and
    22. Public education and engagement could also serve to bring more awareness to the fact that the built environment often excludes. This Article seeks to serve that end by offering examples of architectural exclusion with the hope that citizens,

      And its one of the ways you could approach your assignments.

    23. architectural decisions are enduring and hard to change.

      Scary thought!

    24. s—th

      Dashes? Why not commas?

    25. n; i

      Semi-colon good? Why?

    26. This Article examines the sometimes subtle ways that the built environ-ment has been used to keep certain segments of the population—typically poor people and people of color—separate from others

      Article's aim.

    27. cation of highways and transit stops, and even residential parking permit requirements can shape the demographics of a city and isolate a neighborhood from those surrounding it, often intentionally.

      How do these work here in DC? How can we find the answers?

    29. author.

      What does this section tell us about the writing process?

    1. hat use-value the curriculum may ultimately have for them in their particular contexts

      I see how this is problematic.

    2. As a result, students will begin to see rhetoric as an adaptive process that requires a proliferation of methods at every instant. Instead of pre-ordained processes or methods, students would “start with experience, generalize a pattern or schema from that experience, turn that pattern on future experience, and then adapt the pattern to devise a new schema


    3. Hawk’s emphasis on ecology and immersion promises to counter-act such hyper-disciplinarity and ossification.

      Yes: this is so key.

    4. s. It is no surprise then that institutionalized writing is steadily moving away from the essay as the universal proving ground for student writers, and towards teaching to write effectively in a variety of genres students can expect to work in as they leave college for the workforce. This shift from writing as a single, universal skill to writing as multiple and genre-based is both potentially liberating and potentially disenfranchising.


    5. as the ability to think of different ways of locating themselves within complex human-technological networks, the emergence of students’ own purposes for using rhetoric, and along with that, their own methods of rhetorical invention.

      The real purpose of Hawk's pedagogy.

    6. Instead of a pedagogy of heuristics, which presupposes interiority, Hawk argues for the importance of “ecology and immersion,” in which students gain a greater understanding of their rhetorical presence as multivalent, existing from moment to moment, in connection with other bodies and technologies

      As opposed to "synchronic."

    7. Hawk further argues that as the proliferation of communication technologies continue to fracture our understanding of what is good and effective writing, it no longer makes sense to teach texts as if they are strictly the product of a dialectic between writer and audience.


    1. They’ve been designed and coded and engineered by companies to provide functionality in particular ways. And that design and code guides our students’ and our experiences through their use.


    2. Here’s a thought exercise I sometimes give my students. How many times a day do you use Google to search for something? Do you even think about it? I know I don’t. I once lost my glasses and tried to Google them. I’m serious. So you google something, and you get a page of results. How often do you stop to think about what those results mean? Where they came from? What you’re seeing and what’s being hidden from you? Who decides this? We all know there’s an algorithm behind search. Was it written on stone tablets and handed down from on high?

      Great questions for us to think about.

    3. From now on, every classroom discussion at your school must be conducted using these sames rules, procedures, and steps. If you don’t like them? You’ll have to wait and see if the next update to them addresses your concerns. You would probably balk at this suggestion — and you should. But rules, procedures, and steps are exactly what code defines,

      Well put.

    1. But that test, known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), is used to judge the performance of schools and, starting next year, to evaluate teachers. Which means the PARCC exam carries high stakes for teachers and school officials and no stakes for students.

      Because this makes so much sense.

  3. Aug 2016
    1. One way to get around the two-person minimum is to book as if you are two, show up as one and announce yourself as a solo act at the door.

      Great idea!

    1. But Democrats could not get a public option through Congress even when they had undisputed control.

      People conveniently forgot this during the Dem Primaries.

    1. particularly since it appears that we’re not going to see an increase in appropriations

      But that's a choice. There's no reason to not be able to support state colleges.

    1. The majority of students are simply less concerned about the feelings of small town business owners and more concerned about how quickly they can get their espresso.

      Says who?

    1. Descriptive gestures of sensation, like the one I offer above from the Children's Memorial, can certainly do critical work, yet the nature of that work is not self-evident. Indeed, where affect has been concerned in Rhetorical Studies, one of the questions so many of us are left with is: What can we do once descriptive gestures have been made? “For theorists and critics alike,” Hawhee writes, “finding the places where rhetoric and sensation converge is less challenging than knowing what to do from there.”


    1. Emergence isn’t pretty. It’s not a flower opening. It’s rough, complicated, unruly, embarrassing… and in that way full of wonder.

      This is it.

    2. If we look at complexity theory, for example, we discover that knowledge is the result of inquiry, experimentation, feedback, and emergence.

      This this is great. It's getting learners to believe in themselves

    3. While I agree that technology has wrought a certain violence upon grammar

      Same as it ever was?

    1. But once Mr. Obama got the taste for it, he pursued his executive power without apology, and in ways that will shape the presidency for decades to come.

      This is absurd journalism. It makes no sense in light of the previous sentence, which makes sense and speaks truth.


    1. Hillary Clinton’s Edge in a Donald Trump-Centric Race Has Liberals Wary

      Those that know the truth know that no policy matters this cycle. It's all executive actions.

    1. Party identification is an attitude, not a demographic.

      Important to remember. Well said.

    2. Now the unskewers are back,

      People want to hear what they want to hear and create data to fit that.

    1. By embodying a model of urban space divorced from the spatial history of the city and from the spatial practices of the rural communities whose former inhabitants were immigrating in ever-greater numbers to the city, the new underground made visible the radical transformation occurring everywhere.

      Alienation resulting from the Underground space privileged over the "freedom, autonomy, and a better quality life."

    2. "Systems can differentiate only by self-reference . . . [and] must create and employ a description of themselves."16 This description, he continues, is based on differentiation from their environment rather than on "the traditional difference between whole and part" (Social Systems, 6).

      "whole and part" synonymous with Ecosystem?

    3. For while the transport network permitted an embodied experience of the transformation of the city by new technology, the network of cinemas and the global vernacular disseminated by them permitted a disembodied engagement with representations of that transformation, a technological space whose rules were more familiar even as its technology was less transparent.


    4. the recognition that urban life is in fact impossible without technology, that technology is not merely a tool of exploitation-the standard message of medievalist and other pastoral-leaning Victorianists and a leitmotif among romantic anticapitalist modernists as well-but an essential and even desirable service in the modern world.

      And now we're getting to Jameson's version of late-capital.

    5. the Underground was the space that could bring modern England together.

      Which is precisely why the American South (and Georgetown in DC) rejected Metros.

    6. a domestic synecdoche for the relationship of the empire with its colonies.

      Modernist world can still be mapped.

    7. , as just another feature of modernist space

      Unlike the Victorians, Pike argues, Modernists, such as Hitchcock, flatten space: the under and above grounds differ little.

    8. This is especially striking in that his suspense films are in fact almost uniformly structured such that false appearances give way to hidden truth uncovered by physical movement-a structure that has consistently lent itself to being visualized according to the movement of a descent and return emblematized in the modern city by the underground railway. And yet, time and again,

      Setting up why it's surprising Hitchcock so rarely used the Underground in his films.

    1. FiveThirtyEight’s forecast models aren’t used to seeing a lot of 7-point overnight shifts, which rarely occur outside the conventions. (

      Good news.

    1. by investors and architects who have no relationship to the city, and you see not only neighborhoods being erased but the whole cultural history… You wake up one day and you jog down the street and it looks completely different.

      Well said.

    1. that writing is a radically distributed act,
    2. Although these "goodlbad" sites may even havc fairly solid boundary markers (east of the freeway, downtown, southside of town), we might argue that these sites are not only comprised as such through their location or collection of elements. Instead, they obtain their descriptions as goodlbad sites from the affective and embodied experiences that circulate: feelings of fear or comfort, for instance.


  4. Jul 2016
    1. 1] For Jameson, the answer to the problem of cognitive mapping is dialectical thought and aesthetic representations. These options are rejected here on the basis that dialectical thought is no longer sufficient for a world better characterized by complexity science, and that aesthetic representations avoid the necessity of scientific inference for epistemic claims.

      I don't buy this.

  5. www.rainer-rilling.de www.rainer-rilling.de
    1. Fullyasstrikingonanotherlevelisthe omnipresenceofthethemeofparanoiaasitexpressesitselfinaseeminglyinexhaustibleproductionof conspiracyplotsofthemostelaboratekinds.Conspiracy,oneistemptedtosay,isthepoorperson'scog-nitivemappinginthepostmodernage;itisthedegradedfigureofthetotallogicoflatecapital,adespe-rateattempttorepresentthelatter'ssystem,whosefailureismarkedbyitsslippageintosheerthemeand content

      Really fascinating point. Conspiracy as an attempt to map.

    2. Youarecertainlywelcometobelievethisprognosis,providedyouunder-standthatinsuchacaseanysocialistpoliticsisstrictlyamirageandawasteoftime,whichonemight better spend adjusting and reforming an eternal capitalist landscape as far as the eye can see.

      Which he sees as a reality, a statement of fact, rather than an ideal, of course.

    3. ButIdowantto arguethatwithoutaconceptionofthesocialtotality(andthepossibilityoftransformingawholesocial system), no properly socialist politics is possible

      No socialism without a conception of the social totality.

    4. Butletusbeserious: anyonewhobelievesthattheprofitmotiveandthelogicofcapitalaccumulationarenotthefundamental lawsofthisworld,whobelievesthatthesedonotsetabsolutebarriersandlimitstosocialchangesand transformationsundertakeninitsuchapersonislivinginanalternativeuniverse;or,toputitmorepoli-tely,inthisuniversesuchapersonassumingheorsheisprogressiveisdoomedtosocialdemocracy,with itsnowabundantlydocumentedtreadmilloffailures andcapitulations

      Totality of capitalism.

    5. Lynchsuggeststhaturbanalienationisdirectlyproportionaltothementalunmapability oflocalcityscapes.

      Mapping - Alienation.

    6. nanarrativeofdefeat,


    7. Mostironicinourcontext,however,istheverysuccessoftheirfailure:the representationthemodelofthiscomplexspatialdialectictriumphantlysurvivesintheformofafilmand abook,butintheprocessofbecominganimageandaspectacle,thereferentseemstohavedisappeared, as so many people from Debord to Baudrillard always warned us it would.

      Could develop it historically, but it leaves traces behind.

    8. theyraisedtheproblemofhowto representauniquelocalmodelandexperiencetopeopleinothersituations


    9. howtodevelopanationalpoliticalmovementonthebasisofacitystra-tegyandpolitics.

      Byron Hawk discusses this.

    10. Ihavetriedtosuggestthatthethreehistoricalstagesofcapitalhave eachgeneratedatypeofspaceuniquetoit,eventhoughthesethreestagesofcapitalistspaceareob-viouslyfarmore profoundlyinterrelatedthanarethespacesofothermodesofproduction.

      3 stages of capital, each with its own space.

    1. Fleming argues that typical suburbs are created specifically for a private life, whichmight help explain their apolitical quality.


    2. Cabrini-Green’s design actively discouraged civic engagement through the lack ofopen and safe public space, as well as the neighborhood’s lack of diversity. Residents had nophysical place in which to inhabit their civic roles, yet they also experienced very little ethnic,racial, or class differences that might spark deliberation.

      Like Prague's Vaclavske Namesti when the Soviets took over.

    3. The recurringquestions throughoutCity of Rhetoricask how we can create physical spaces that link peopletogether.


    1. It has the tempo of people eating a meal togethe

      What a powerful line.

    1. “Nothing in our frame of references allows us to accurately define or describe Bitcoin,” she wrote.

      Exemplifying Jameson's critique of late capitalism: we can't even conceive outside of our own system.

    1. But that’s not why Brown was so giddy. The Ohio Democrat and 41-year political veteran was excited about a new labor rule he and Biden had come to Ohio to champion — a provision that, starting Dec. 1, will expand eligibility for overtime pay for certain professional workers earning less than $47,476.Business groups griped about it, Republican lawmakers threatened to block it, and most Americans probably missed its unveiling. But for Brown, it was a capstone in his decades-long crusade for the working class — a policy change he said would put more money in the pockets of millions of low-income Americans.“There are 134,000 Ohioans and 4 million Americans who will benefit directly from this,” Brown said.

      Just another reason why this election is not about legislative policy, but reinforcing and solidifying these types of executive actions.

    1. Some compare Fox's influence to Rush Limbaugh's daily talk radio show, or Matt Drudge's website the Drudge Report

      I love that Drudge linked to this. Drudge humor at its most but very very rare eloquence.

    1. that many considered anti-gay.

      The NYT will couch this bigorty with "may consider," but won't say ISIL is "self-proclaimed"?

    2. ‘Is this a party that even wants me?’

      As a gay person, you're just now thinking this? You can't possibly be this . . . is the word stupid?

    1. s, but not to form new identitie

      Whoa. So the Rhetorical event becomes ontological?

    2. f "rhetorical publicness" into a contextual

      This gets us beyond authorial intention, too, right? It also gets away from reducing an object to monovocality, too, i suppose.

    3. . Smith and Lybarger emphasize the mutuality of exigence from the positions of rhetorician and audience, reflecting how both elements help to create the sense of problem

      Smith and Lybarger. Makes sense, but I guess I don't see how this pushes Fish's Reader Response, for example. It doesn't seem new, I guess.

    4. Whereas Bitzer suggests that the rhetor discovers exigencies that already exist, Vatz argues that exigencies are created for audiences through the rhetor's work.

      Bitzer="discovers" exigence. Vatz="created" exigence.

    5. sender-receiver models of public communication tend to identify a kind of homeostatic relationship, which simultaneously abstracts the operation of social links and circulation. The triangle of sender, receiver, text misses the concatenations that come to constitute Warner's version of a public.

      Is this like saying s-r-t limits an object's possibilities?

    1. "In Tennessee we hear a lot about the (Environmental Protection Agency) and the rules that are there. They’ve been very difficult on people that are doing plastics and rubbers and tool and die processors,” Blackburn said, while suggesting that there will be calls for repealing government rules and regulations and lower tax rates on businesses during upcoming sessions of congress.

      Yeah, but the Bernie supporters don't care. They are too pure.

    1. “The most cardinal rule of any speech-writing operation is that you cannot plagiarize,” said Mr. Latimer, the Bush speechwriter, who is now a partner at Javelin, a communications firm. If you do, he said, “you lose your job.”

      A lesson for every student.

    2. “Ninety-three percent of the speech is completely different,” declared Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

      This guy trying to give credibility lessons to a national audience. What a joke.

    1. This was a staff failure, indicating a weak campaign apparatus.


    2. 15 sets of eyes on every speech and the speechwriting office produces a version of the speech with every factual claim footnoted.

      Good lesson for students

    1. "From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect," Melania Trump said in her speech. "They taught and showed me morals in their daily life. That is the lesson that I continue to pass along to our son. And we need to pass those lessons on to many generations to follow because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

      Failure of the course to suspension. Wow.

    1. If Martin struggled to write outside his usual communities, it’s not difficult to imagine individual students moving across the disciplinary ecosystems of higher education, each trying to cope uniquely with alien-looking assignments that must be particularized with complex information just learned or still being learned. Students are required to write well from context to context in almost chameleonic ways, taking on expertise in completely different domains of knowledge, lurching from one style to another, radically transforming their self-representations from “personal” to “highly objective” to “thoughtfully analytical.”

      Well said.

    1. f verses which were composed by s


    2. Probably this is the only house in the town where verses are composed, which are afterward printed in a circular form, but not published.


    3. and heard the history of the various occupants of that room; for I found that even here there was a history and a gossip which never circulated beyond the walls of the jail.

      Circulation, information

    1. The complexity of text, idea, and image and the relation ships this complexity creates promote the "in the box" pedagogy that composition studies struggles to learn. In other words, teaching a new media writing is a reflection of a cultural condition currently lived; it is "in the box." I, like many others, have come to see such an "in the box" emphasis as one that stresses the formation of relationships among "too much" information. I, like many others, have come to see this pedagogy as the basis of network writing.

      And thus more useful for students.

    2. The specific features that pertain to Cornell's art and that can pertain to persua sive hypertexts are: the minimalist use of readymade texts; the knowledgeable linking of disparate materials; and the creation of a critical commentary to illu minate the intellectual connections that motivate the links. (Janangelo 28) Use what is available (ready-mades), create connections (linking), add to the found material (critical commentary), and link one's position. Such is a Cornell recipe for hypertext writing.


    3. Good writing, as Richard Lanham famously put it, cuts out the lard.

      Really cool stuff: sentences as curating words.

    4. They feel never ending in their rhetorical approaches. "Yet a rhetoric of endless growth con flicts with the idea, endemic to academic prose, that persuasion is usually predicated on focus, selection, and strategic presentation" (Janangelo 29

      Well put.

    5. Janangelo realizes that hypertext involves more than mere linkages or nonlinear expression. It also involves a reassembly of the ev eryday (experiences, things, places, and ideas) into a nonsequential space.


    1. Except the institution doesn’t recognize much of the work, and the context collapses into an abyss of work that isn’t seen as work, scholarship that isn’t really scholarship.

      A serious problem.

    2. In their articulation of peer review as a form of love, as a means of collaborating in deep relationship and ethical recognition, they write that “peer review is an opportunity to learn and teach simultaneously.”  

      What a great line, and I'm stealing it . . . with due credit, of course.

    3. The catalyst for change is not necessarily a desire to share the ethos of dialogue and collaboration that has shaped some new forms of peer review and publication in the digital spac

      True, but we can make our ethos the one that matters?

    4. one goal of the journal is to offer scholars strategies for making their pedagogical, editorial, and design work legible as scholarship to tenure committees, job search committees, and the discipline as a whole

      A strong argument for students as well.

    1. In this sense, the rhetorician weighs the positive and negative possibilities of different types of textual appropriation against desired objectives:

      Quite burden, no?

    1. Set project work with explicit networking goals and a phil project as part of it. Mandate that students find off campus resources which they curate and present to class (either online, on a collab blog, or in class), reward students with facetime on their blog – good posts and comments get lecturer feedback,.

      Great ideas here.

    1. About Michael Collins

      You put about as much thought into this article as you do washing your underwear.

    2. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Johnson City, isn't a fan of D.C. statehood either.

      Because I don't want two Democratic Senators.

    3. the district back to Maryland, Alexander said. The district was created from land ceded by Virginia and Ma

      Because I don't want two more Democratic Senators.

    4. "The District of Columbia was set up to belong to all Americans, and it has a special place, not only in the life of our country, but I think to all of the individuals who come here from all of the states."

      Because I don't want two Democratic Senators.

    1. One of them, Chuck Johnson, said, “I don’t want this to be done in my name in this town anymore.”


    2. That year and the next, he paid off at least $1,200 in fines, although he apparently still owed about $500.


    3. In the seven states that collect the most comprehensive data on traffic stops, analysts have found often-striking disparities in how African-American drivers are treated. In two of the states, Connecticut and Rhode Island, changes in traffic enforcement followed.

      Not surprising, really.

    1. . Sensual objects exist for real objects, namely, me, or some other perceiver. So I’ve got the caricature of the table and the caricature of the chair, those caricatures have no relation to each other. They have relation only for me, because my experience unifies both of them. So the real is always the bridge for the two sensuals; the sensual is always the bridge for the two reals. And that’s what we try to analyse in Object-Oriented Philosophy

      Cole's problem is that this is Kant.

    2. real objects,

      But why would I be "Real" here?

    3. sensual object

      But this is the human construct, no?

    4. that leads to the fourth and final point I was going to make which is that since real objects withdraw from each other, the only option is that sensual objects are the glue between them.


    5. I simply borrowed this term from com-puter science as a joke. I don’t know a lot about object-oriented programming.

      Aha. I wondered.

    1. Could these medieval traditions issue another call, then—a call for the reassessment, if not adjustment, of the disciplinary language of speculative realism and the cognate philosophies, their modus procendi et loquendi? Will that call be heard?

      I guess here what he's really after is to include the medieval traditions into OOO?

    2. Well, you would write something about "withdrawn objects," as Harman does, just as Kant would write of things-in-themselves—with the key difference being that philosophers who absorb the Kantian lesson know the limits of their discourse, whereas those who flout that lesson take off into flights of pure reason, speculating about the interior life of objects and getting inside the heads of things. (The other key difference for Harman, of course, is Heidegger, whom Harman needs to revise because he does not help with this one Kantian fundamental: Heidegger admits that human attention and awareness—that is, what constitutes a subject—are special aspects of human consciousness needing philosophical analysis.) The Kantian problem remains in place: if there is something that cannot be thought, then maybe it cannot be thought. You cannot write your way any closer to the object, circle the wagons of indirection and allusion around it as you may.

      The heart of his critique. But Harman seems to think that "If you think about Kant, there are probably two basic things going on in Kant. One of them, of course, is that there are things in themselves that can be thought but not known, and so philosophy becomes a meditation on the conditions of human access to the world instead of about the world itself. That’s one feature of Kant. The other feature, however, which doesn’t get quite as much attention, is the fact that it’s always a matter of human and world, which later gets called correlationism by Meillassoux, which means that in Kant’s framework you can’t talk about the interaction of two inanimate entities. All you can talk about is how humans come to perceive that collision between two entities in terms of the categories of the Understanding and space and time? You’re never going to talk about the world in itself without humans being there. And so philosophy becomes a kind of epistemology" (here

      "Now, since there are two aspects to Kant, two major aspects to Kant, there are two major ways you can reverse him. Now the first way is what the German Idealists do, which is to say Kant was great except that he had this naïve, old-fashioned, dogmatic thing about the things-in-themselves, so we can get rid of that. And they also held that the distinction between thought and reality is actually internal to thought. This gave us German Idealism and now it gives us Žižek and Badiou. And it gives us Meillassoux. "

      He further adds: " I would prefer to reverse the other aspect of Kant. I think finitude is a decisive step forward. I don’t think we can get out of that, but I think instead of reversing that, we can reverse the human world priority in Kant. So, GRAHAM HARMAN in other words, instead of finitude being this tragic human predicament—where poor humans are trapped in our categories and we’re trapped in space and time and we can never know the in-itself the way God would—I hold this to be true of all relations whatsoever. Whatever the two terms are, whether there’s a human there or not. Any relation involves finitude. Any relation including brute, inanimate causal relation involves a kind of finitude. Things are withdrawing from each other even at the inanimate level."

    3. consumer goods,

      Another key point for Cole: OOO reinscribes the commodity fetish.

    4. Talk Talk
    5. Fichte knew that this initial relationship with objects is a mystical one and requires the mystical discourse of the summons. He understood that our moment of spontaneous receptivity to the call of things is the moment before self-consciousness. It is the moment before self-thematizing, the moment when the self has yet to define itself over and against objects, the moment—in other words—before Kant.

      What a great sentence.

    6. we are working our way toward asking how the fundamental Heideggerian principles of speculative realism (Harman 2005, 76) remain informed by medieval mysticism and indeed what a mystical discourse can do for objects deemed mysterious.3

      This is the rub, getting us back to the Medieval.

    7. so too does it possess the concept of its own freedom

      Which gets us to Hegel's Lord / Bondsman ontology, no?

    8. "forms of possible experience.


    9. This principle is, I will show, a convenient fiction in this new work, enabling the philosopher to hear the call of things and to speak to and for them, despite the new rule that we cannot think of objects as being-for-us and must reject older philosophies smacking of "presence" and traditional ontology or ontotheology

      So this is the leap. But what about work like this?

      "Answers to this question are beginning to emerge from an area of work I see as connected to rhetorical ecologies, the study of object-oriented ontologies (OOO), led by Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, and Ian Bogost. Bogost’s self-described “elevator pitch” for this area of inquiry reads as the following:

      Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally–plumbers, cotton, bonobos, DVD players, and sandstone, for example. In contemporary thought, things are usually taken either as the aggregation of ever smaller bits (scientific naturalism) or as constructions of human behavior and society (social relativism). OOO steers a path between the two, drawing attention to things at all scales (from atoms to alpacas, bits to blinis), and pondering their nature and relations with one another as much with ourselves. (bogost.com)

      There’s much more to this area, of course, no surprise given its relationship to Heidegger’s work, but this statement makes the case for a focus on things, just as theories of rhetoric as ecological inform my research methods. While OOO rejects the disproportionate historical focus of study on all things human, often referred to as correlationism, focusing on objects does not mean dismissing human-based studies so much as looking with equal rigor at all the innumerable phenomena that populate the world. This is a question of balance, as becomes clear with Bogost’s call in the last phrase of his blurb to consider objects in their “relations with one another as much with ourselves” (emphasis mine). As those concerned with activism—i.e., action mostly on behalf of people—our anthropocentrism will never recede so very much, but work like that of rhetorical ecologies and OOO opens space for us to consider the existence, movement, and effects of objects in new ways. Hence, my claim that adapted flags might do a kind of activist work on their own. From this angle, any flag objects than trigger thoughts or actions on behalf of D.C.’s disadvantaged would be doing the work of activism."

    1. Ontology is the philosophical study of existence. Object-oriented ontology (“OOO” for short) puts things at the center of this study. Its proponents contend that nothing has special status, but that everything exists equally–plumbers, cotton, bonobos, DVD players, and sandstone, for example. In contemporary thought, things are usually taken either as the aggregation of ever smaller bits (scientific naturalism) or as constructions of human behavior and society (social relativism). OOO steers a path between the two, drawing attention to things at all scales (from atoms to alpacas, bits to blinis), and pondering their nature and relations with one another as much with ourselves. (bogost.com)

      For a critique of ANT and OOO, see Andrew Cole's, "Those Obscure Objects of Desire" and "The Call of Things: A Critique of Object Oriented Ontologies."

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    1. as a complex network through which we all pass everyday

      How so?

    1. 14.3On a fly(rf)B to right field only, a runner at second base may advance with this calculation:Baserunner’s Running rating +/- right fielder’s arm, +2 for the throw to third base from right field. Roll the 20-sided die. However, the only OUT chance is the split chance of 20. If the roll is higher than the highest safe chance, but lower than 20, the runner holds at second base.Example: A 1-14 runner and a -1 arm. Safe: 1-15; Hold: 16-19; Out: 20.14.31This baserunning option is available whether the fly(rf)B occurs off a player’s card or the Advanced Fielding Chart.14.32NOTE: This rule does not apply to fly(rf)B? readings from cards or to F2 readings from the Super Advanced Fielding Chart. The Super Advanced Fielding Chart contains its own rule for poten-tial advances from second base to third base on F2 results to right-field.

      Didn't know this one either.

    2. Convert the “gb()+” to a SINGLE** ONLY when the in-field is all the way in.

      Good to know.

    3. Play


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    1. Painful public texts are important to engage not in order to feelpained, but in order to affirm our life in the sensorium. By considering these texts asactive agents within both the epistemic and sensorial realms, we are simultaneouslyundoing the pathological effects ofprivacy.

      And this strikes me as countering the notion of an "expected" or "forced" sensation.

    2. If communication, or speech, is a matter of being gatheredtogether, then we should also consider the ways we are gathered together bypathological texts. In experiencing the commonality ofbeing woundedsimply byexposure within the sensorium, along with its contamination risk, we are gathered.Again, we aim not simply to“feel bad together.”Reflecting on how texts alterstructures of feeling is one way to re-attune our capacity to beinterestedin rhetoric’spublic realm.

      This gets to the core of her point.

    1. "This is monumentally stupid political theater," Bradley Moss, a lawyer who specializes in security clearances, told The Hill in an email.

      Awesome line.

    1. So I typically note that these are extensively researched theories, practices, and methods designed to help students learn not for the test or the grade but for the best possible retention and application of complex ideas that they will use in this class, in other classes, and in their lives beyond school. 

      Important point to remeber.

    1. Everyone is busy, very busy.  So we’ve set an ideal limit of 50-60 pages of outside reading per week, plus everyone reads the class blog written by one or, at most, two classmates each week and writes a response.

      Useful idea here.