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"Your section on Frank Miller is doing similar things to this section on another comic, so maybe you should consider dropping Miller, since he's a dickwad." --My advisor, on Frank Miller's life and work
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100% agree with Bernstein on this. I think we've collectively adopted a more neutral stance toward wikipedia in education in recent years; it's probably about time those of us who are teaching went back to a stance of distrust.
The Risky Wiki. Wikipedia was intended to be the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Lots of school classes explore Wikipedia, discuss its strengths and fallibilities, and encourage students to contribute. This is no longer a good idea. Contributing to Wikipedia may now be dangerous.
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It feels so significant to me that Theory, supposedly critical of the structures of science, for a century chose the scientist Freud rather than the mystic prophet Jung...
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2014 sucked. I send it off by discussing the five new ideas of the year that actually didn't suck.
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This is literally why we need to burn the constitution and restart the legal system from scratch. A legal system that runs off the Oxford Dictionary is irreparably broken.
Stories of the horrid conditions for workers in Amazon warehouses have been trickling out for years: The temperatures at the warehouses vary wildly, with some workers having to work in sub-zero conditions, others passing out from days where the temperature soared above 100 degrees, ...
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You should totally apply to this conference that I had nothing to do with at all
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The biggest irony of screwing around with Storming the Ivory Tower's layout is that I still haven't been able to figure out a good way of doing the one thing I really wanted to do: implement a simple and elegant way of displaying footnote contents. :/
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Ah, I misunderstood which step was the problem. 
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Part of me is appalled and disgusted at people joking about punched Monets but part of me also, every time someone says something about illegal downloading causing artists to starve... part of me thinks, "oh, good."
I feel like I'm in this interstice where I'm totally immersed in the art world but no one's really sure which butler accidentally let me in and they'd all rather I went away, and stuff like realizing how expensive it is to see an arthouse film in Toronto (TIFF is so far outside of my budget lol) or really ANY film just kind of highlights for me how much participating in culture is about having lots and lots of disposable cash.
I'm doing ok economically like I'm not in danger of starving and I'd even be ok if like I was unemployed for a little bit but the reason for that is because I buy hardly anything for myself ever and consume only the media I can get for free. I can't afford to participate in the art world that ostensibly I'm paying to get a degree to cover, and I sure don't have the social connections that make participation possible. Hell, most of my sources for my comics thesis either came from a library or came from Humble Bundles! I would burn through my savings quite rapidly if I was buying single issues when they came out. And yet trade waiting is a dirty term among comics creators!
I'm doing ok, but it feels very tenuous, like any major disaster could send me spiralling out of control, and it feels often like actually pursuing this as a career is profoundly unrealistic because I'm ultimately just some yokel from Pennsylvania and really how dare I presume to enter these hallowed circles?
One time I asked my one professor up here and one of the super connected curatorial students "You guys talk all the time about going to these Biennials all over the world but you don't ACTUALLY go to like Vienna to see these shows, right?"
I wish I hadn't asked that question.
They both looked at me like I was crazy and said "Of course we do!"
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Don't forget, Toronto thinks it's NYC. Expect the elite to act accordingly.
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Elastic Heart feels very much to me like both an exploration of interpersonal vulnerability, and the Jungian Anima/Animus.
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This year NO new works went into the Public Domain in the US.

Zero works.

So let's celebrate the meddling of corporations like Disney by making this the year when we all illegally download more media than ever before. If they're going to rob us of our culture, we must rob them of their profits!
Celebrating Public Domain Day 2015 in the United States.
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The Finnish Parliament has approved a bill allowing same-sex marriage. The vote was 105 to 92, with one MP absent.
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Chair-stealing head of Storming the Ivory Tower. Examiner of media, lover of good art both "High" and "Low," artist, writer, graphic designer.

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