A nightmare network of ganglia, charged and firing without my knowledge, cuts and splices what I do see, editing it for my brain. (21)
Annie Dillard, "Seeing," Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)
Question: Where in the conductive cuts and splices do the ganglia end, the brain begin, the seeables stand apart, quarantined in their viewspace?
For Rhetsy, a five2 list of givers whose giving has thinned.
I realize the call invited lists of five; this one, rules tweaked, turned out five-squarish because there are just too many givers giving in the world.
Feedlied across this snapshot of John Feathers' vast collection of maps, city guides (mostly from Los Angeles), and pamphlets--an innocuous archive or impressive case of cartographic hoarding, I don't know. The archive, its unusual ordinariness, its scale, its discovery, all of this is interesting, or passingly so for map enthusiasts, the sharpest thumbtack of this piece for my thinking is from the video, the note near the end about the memorial function of maps, their capacity for temporal-affective relocation, their dormant-until-brightly-lit teleportation function: when-where, an interlacing of spacetime. After the pragmatic, what do maps want more than this?
10/13 07:46 AM/@derekmueller:
We've welcomed guests every week of the semester in WRTG500, but last night's session was all the more felicitous because we were joined first by EMU colleague Bernie Miller, then by UWinnipeg colleague Jen Clary-Lemon who generously took time on CaThanksgiving to talk with us via Skype on "Methods and Methodologies." The right-timing justified our dividing and reducing to crumb piles a couple of pumpkin pies. via Facebook
10/10 09:01 PM/@derekmueller:
Fortunate to be a part of the terrific work the EMU contingent (many of them pictured here) brought to East Lansing today for the WIDE-EMU Conference. via Facebook
10/10 03:16 PM/@derekmueller:
On social media styled UNIV101L, NCTE Framework for Success, rhetorical genre studies' corrective to conventions as features-only. #wideemu via Facebook
10/10 10:01 AM/@derekmueller:
@betajames asks, Is tapping writing? What about swiping (cf. Tinder tenderizer)? #wideemu http://t.co/oOIF2rw4Cw via Twitter
10/10 08:01 AM/@derekmueller:
#wideemu-goers, join us at 10:30, Bessey 317, for session B5, making trifolds with just two creases. http://t.co/ly3V97O1Nk via Twitter
10/10 08:01 AM/@derekmueller:
#wideemu road team assembling carpool shortly, groggily considering next fall's SE Michigan alt unconference, TIRED-EMU. via Twitter
10/09 10:46 AM/@derekmueller:
Nearly sent this memo to the dean dated October 99, 2015. An honest slip considering that for the sabbatical-minded it is only Eternaltober 9, 2015. via Facebook
10/06 10:16 AM/@derekmueller:
Required fire safety video. C is especially concerning because, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the department fax machine has been running hot lately? via Facebook
10/03 04:01 PM/@derekmueller:
Is. putting teammates to test, asking, in effect, Who minds being teed offupon? during this morning's pregame warmup. And! while sporting KC-era Stampede Green warming gear. via Facebook
10/02 02:31 PM/@derekmueller:
If any cohort of first-year writing GAs can make a Friday afternoon-in-a-windowless-room grade-in enjoyable, it's this group. Even took the time to pose a get well card for a colleague who couldn't make it. And let me hold the heart! via Facebook