Sanders Draws MASSIVE Crowd of 27,000 at Washington Square Park

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.13.2016 An estimated crowd of 27,000 people gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park tonight for an event featuring celebrities supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders that culminated in a speech delivered by him. The lineup included Vampire Weekend, Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson, Linda Sarsour, Shailene Woodley, Tim Robbins, and Graham Nash.[…]

Philosophy in Schools: Promoting Critical, Creative, and Caring Thinking

A Community of Inquiry at the 2014 Victorian Primary Philosothon conducted at the National Gallery of Victoria. Image source: Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools, Author provided By Dr. Laura D’Olimpio Senior Lecturer in Philosophy University of Notre Dame Australia It has been a good week for philosophy. The results of a year long[…]

Trump Getting Brutalized with Hashtag #MyAdviceToTrump

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.13.2016 A new hashtag has quickly risen to first trending on Twitter today as #MyAdviceToTrump has Tweeters launching an all-out assault on the GOP frontrunner. #MyAdviceToTrump if you don’t shut up. Everybody will boycott your Family. — DeMarko Gage 🙂 (@DeMarko_Gage) April 13, 2016 Stop pretending “good businessman” is[…]

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Launches Norway/EEA-Funded ‘Digitization’ of Its Archaeological, Historical, and Cultural Monuments

The stage of the Antiquity Amphitheater in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv. Photo: Tourbillion, Wikipedia The city of Plovdiv in Southern Bulgaria has formally given the start of a Norway/EEA-funded project for the “digitization”, i.e. filming, photographing, 3D presentation, and web publication of Plovdiv’s archaeological and historical heritage. Bulgaria’s Plovdiv boasts a myriad of archaeological, historical, and cultural[…]

Happy Birthday President Jefferson, Sage of Monticello

Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale, 1791 / Creative Commons Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and an influential Founding Father of the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the[…]

The Internet: Translation

By Dr. Julia Fleischhack / 04.11.2016 Postdoctoral Fellow Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie   In the provocation with which he opened this session of Correspondences, Daniel Miller points to the problem of fetishizing the Internet as an object and field of study. Might it not then be productive to take a closer and critical[…]

Cuttings from a Medieval Italian Choirbook

Detail from Add MS 37955 A: a miniature of the Death and Assumption of the Virgin Mary James Freeman, looks at cuttings from a huge 14th-century Italian choirbook and how digital technology is now helping scholars build a picture of the once intact original through virtually reuniting the “diaspora” of fragments. By Dr. James Freeman[…]

RNC Head Goes All Out on Trump with Tweet

By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.12.2016 RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has as good as made himself the next bulls-eye for Donald Trump with a Tweet late this evening referencing Trump’s kicking and screaming about what he says as unfair and rigged primaries.  Priebus tapped out: Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It’s the[…]