Two films, both about the relation between adulthood and identity more generally, responsibility, careers and the contingencies of life. The Pursuit of Happyness is a sickening movie, possibly the most sickening thing I have ever seen. The dimension of the film about a fellow striving for a better life for himself and his son is […]
I am in awe of Stephen King’s most recent novel “Lisey’s Story”. Most of the press about it has focused on the obvious digs that he makes towards academics. Yeah, so what… I have grown up reading King, not studying him. “It” (the book) was the first ‘adult’ novel I read. It made me want […]
My review of Culture + Technology: A Primer by Slack and Wise is now up on the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (RCCS) book review website. There is another review and a response from the authors. Cool!
Asking questions about adulthood is a way for those of the generation to which I belong to frame and engage with a number of contemporary problems we face. USyd scholar, Kate Crawford, has addressed a number of these questions in her new book, Adult Themes. She is ‘in conversation’ at Gleebooks tomorrow (Wednesday). I am […]
It is not at all ironic that first track on the latest Muse album is titled “Take a Bow”. The track is actually about some country’s leader who has rigorously committed grievous sins against it. So in the context of the song, of course, yes, the title is ironic, but I read it more as […]