This might fall in the category of annoying millennial affectation but since it’s on my internet cyber weblog (overly awkward names for online things = annoying millennial affectation) the damage has likely already been done. So, follow below the jump at your own risk.
Because this blog feels strongly about the practice of compiling long lists, would you please direct your attention to Benjamin Mako Hill’s bibliography of papers with the title “It Takes Two to Tango.”
Everywhere I looked this past week there was a link to a study that showed “How Facebook may be changing our brains.” I love these pieces because I think that they’re high concept comedy. So, in the spirit of an earlier post, here is a list of news articles from the past decade about “how brains change” and “what changes brains.” They are ordered from newest to oldest. I haven’t editorialized about any of them (I do have some favourites), though I did limit the duplicates. E-mail me for citations.
Todd DePastino’s Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America just arrived in the mail. I haven’t started reading it yet but the title got me thinking about the construction of “Citizen X” as a trope of academic writing. I compiled, unedited, a list of McGill library’s holdings that follow this form. Here is that list.