otium

interlude: World Otter Day

Man and Sea Otters. Susan Point (Musqueam), serigraph, 1981.

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Otium

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#WednesdayWisdom #thinking #dreaming #knowledgemaking #slowscholarship #otium

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#innovation: the soundtrack

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On writing and the future of the book / bookishness

Writing?

Thinking about writing?

Writing about thinking about writing?

Thinking about writing about thinking?

Trying to write?

Have to write?!?

Trying to write without getting into any of the infinite regresses, anxieties and dreads, and Sloughs Of Despond above?

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On research days, featuring BONUS INNOVATION: how to improve beeping reversing trucks


Skip straight to the problem of noise pollution from beeping trucks and suggestions for remedying it

Here in the Land of Literary Humanities and Other Liberal Arts (so, including maths and physics), “research” can look very different from more usual images and preconceptions:

Yes, medievalists and other humanities scholarly types spend a lot of time on Facebook, just like anyone else. Some of our sort of Facebook activity is even perfectly serious and scholarly and stuff, and much as one might expect from our research interests and their intersection with teaching & learning: (more…)