‘Punk’ Academics, ‘Jam’ Academics, and the ‘Culture Industry’

This morning a couple of weird thoughts began to criss-cross in my mind that linked 'punk' academics, jam bands, and Theodore Adorno.  In the end, I began to see the political edge of the digital humanities in opposing what Adorno and Horkheimer call the "culture industry." To start off, I was reading Adorno and Horkheimer's … Continue reading ‘Punk’ Academics, ‘Jam’ Academics, and the ‘Culture Industry’

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Hacking the Ph.D. Degree

How is/should/could digital technology change the Ph.D. program in the humanities? Tanya Roth's great Hacking the Academy post on "Hacking the Dissertation" pushed me to think through how one might hack graduate training.  Roth has seen the light on the other side of ADB (all but dissertation) and she does a good job rethinking the … Continue reading Hacking the Ph.D. Degree