Revolutionary Pedagogy and Its Subjects

What— and more importantly who— is at stake in a top down revolution? — Tyrone Williams’ short (and very good) essay "The Human Teacher" (which appears in UIP's Poets on Teaching) is a provocative examination of the teacher’s relationship to knowledge and the role institutions play in education. One of his main premises is a... Continue Reading →

Digital Excess: Community, Transgression, and Symbolic Exchange in Anonymous Online Spaces via B.R. Yeager’s Amygdalatropolis (MVU Press 2021)

This work originally appears in MVU Press' Plutonics Journal Volume :(::) — I highly recommend you check it out there, not only because it's more aesthetically pleasing but because so much other great work appears alongside it. In his 1987 work The Ecstasy of Communication Jean Baudrillard surveys the rise of an increasingly information based... Continue Reading →

Mass Media and the Vertigo of Interpretation

A truncated version of this piece appears on IM1776.com — The US media is, unsurprisingly, suffering historically low levels of public trust. Corporate restructuring and conglomeration, ethics scandals, and emergent technologies have all led to decades of tumultuous change in an industry so crucial to democracy, yet just that— an industry. But with the many... Continue Reading →

Capitalism and the Heterogeneous

The following is an adaptation of a verbal presentation given for Justin Murphy and Nina Power’s course ‘The Politics and Philosophy of Georges Bataille’ — The greatest harm that strikes men is perhaps the reduction of their existence to the state of a servile organ… There is no cure for the insufficiency that diminishes anyone... Continue Reading →

Joe Biden, Hypersexual Boogeyman

I admit it. The Biden controversy has kept me captivated for the past few days. It’s a mess, but it stuck out to me particularly because it seems to epitomize (in such borderline satirical perfection that it could pass as a right-wing parody piece) the ideological conflict within the Democratic Party. Given the, according to... Continue Reading →

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