Atwood in the Twittersphere
nybooks: Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood, tweeting aboard the Queen Mary 2, August 2009 A long time ago—less than a year ago in fact, but time goes all stretchy in the Twittersphere, just as it does in those folksongs in which the hero spends a night with the Queen of Faerie and then returns to find that a hundred years have passed and all his friends are dead…. Where was I? Oh yes. A long time...
6 Ways We’re Already Geoengineering Earth →
azspot: Scientists and policymakers are meeting this week to discuss whether geoengineering to fight climate change can be safe in the future, but make no mistake about it: We’re already geoengineering Earth on a massive scale. From diverting a third of Earth’s available fresh water to planting and grazing two-fifths of its land surface, humankind has fiddled with the knobs of the Holocene,...
Suggested Reading for Pop Life 007: April 4, 2010
poplifereadings: Please complete Wendy Brown’s discussion of Neoliberalism (download here) and any additional material you find interesting below. Session 007 will take place from 5 to 6pm, Sunday April 4 at Hidmo Eritrean Cuisine, 20th & Jackson, Seattle. Pop Life invites all participants to purchase a beverage or meal with the session in respect of Hidmo’s generous gift of space for...
Suggested reading for Pop Life 006: March 21
poplifereadings: Wendy Brown, “Neoliberalism and the End of Liberal Democracy” (7 MB pdf file).
Recommended Sources: Podcasts
poplifereadings: Professor David Harvey has offered a 14-week reading of Karl Marx’s CAPITAL, v. 1 every year for the last 40 years. Find a set of his lectures offered as podcasts here: Reading Capital. Lecture #8 is particularly relevant to the POP LIFE conversations. ~ + ~ The Brain Science podcast series hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD is another excellent source of current inquiry...
Suggested Reading for Pop Life 005: March 14
poplifereadings: Freeman Dyson’s “Our Biotech Future”, a review of Carl Woese’s essay (find a link below in Session 004 notes).
Electronic music has changed everything for me and for dance. Until now, the...– Merce Cunningham, interview with Libération. Quoted in Virilio, The Art of the Motor. (via marxistsinspace)
Worldchanging: Pushing Back Against the Methane... →
Methane is 20 times more greenhousy than carbon-dioxide. When the permafrost melts in the artic: uh oh!