* Commencement speakers, reaction, and the hatred of students. In Defense of Protesting Commencement Speakers. Remember: writing a letter to a public figure is wildly inappropriate, but personally attacking students from the podium at their own graduation is just fine.
* Whole Foods Realism: US-China Relations, futurity, and On Such a Full Sea.
* It makes a canny kind of sense, then, that a 2014 incarnation of the film that bears his name would reprise visual scenes of global environmental catastrophes and dare us to think of them in tragic terms. is a film for the anthropocene — the age when human actions have caused irreversible ecological damage. Tragedies, like feelings, happen at a human scale. But ours is a time when human actions work off the human scale, causing events in our world that require much more strenuous interventions than sympathy and tears. It’s hard to know what to feel, in the face of the catastrophe we have made, or what difference our feelings would make.
* Executive Compensation at Public Colleges, 2013 Fiscal Year. Former University Presidents and Their Pensions. A new report finds that student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at state universities with the highest-paid presidents.
* Disruptive Innovation! The original theory comes from Clayton Christensen’s study of things like the hard drive and steel industries where he realized that disruptive products tend to combine new technologies, cheaper production, and — crucially — worse products.
* Buzzfeed and Schizophrenia. And they said theory is useless!
* White House Promises To Never Again Let The CIA Undermine Vaccinations. Oh, okay, then all is forgiven!
* Duke Libraries is still running its Mad Men series of period advertising. Here’s the link for the latest episode.
* Washington Archdiocese takes to the heavens, with a drone. Can autonomous robot baptism be far behind?
* Corey Robin: The Republican War on Workers’ Rights.
* If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on your fond memories of Star Wars, forever. At least the maximally unnecessary Harry Potter prequels suddenly have a chance of being good.
Written by gerrycanavan
May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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