Hi! H-I-G-H. I am a middle-aged teacher living most of my waking hours among young adults. After an appendectomy with some complications, I am floating in a thin atmosphere of pain and morphine. But I just had a visitor, and now, as many artists in fugue are wont to do, I’d like to philosophize about her.
2009 issue of LORE Journal presented by the Rhetoric and Writing Department of San Diego State University
The mid-nineteenth century in England was a period of considerable social upheaval produced by widespread economic, political, and technological shifts. The decades following the Napoleonic wars brought repeated class conflicts and economic depressions as well as continual expansion of British imperial interests and increasing industrialization. The 1850s, in particular, were a period of intense social redefinition in England. The widespread introduction of steam power into manufacturing brought about what many have identified as the Second Industrial Revolution.
What kind of conception should students have of constantly increasing speed? This is a central research question that this study is attempting to address. Beginning in the 8th grade, students are being asked to solve Algebra and Physics problems involving constantly increasing speed. However, this is a very complex concept.
My younger brother was the most amazing person ever and even the way he died was pretty amazing if you ask me.
Ours is a world fundamentally determined by the politics of panic. It seems that time itself has fallen prey to the capitalistic logic of scarcity, a scarcity carefully managed by politicians and bureaucratic experts for the cultivation of both wealth and power. Recent market woes have only served to fuel this pathological urgency, rendering the creative cessation of consumptive patterns economically perilous; the willful pause for reflexive contemplation socially subversive; and the life-giving power of “free time” implicitly bound to the therapeutic satisfaction of “needs” shaped by marketers and polling data.
The following is a series of weird ‘Craigslist, inc.’ advertisements from San Diego listings. My goal was to write a poem on each ad, that reflects the gist of the advertisement. I employed the following constraints in the composition of these pieces: 1) I only use words directly from the ad, spelled as they are […]
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries especially, narratives of human progress have been increasingly presented in terms of acceleration in a phenomenon testifying to what can be termed “the ecstasy of speed.” In considering, unpacking, and interrogating such ecstasy, we investigate the ways in which individuals and cultures seek to rush towards the beyond of present realities.