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Friday, February 27, 2015

Long Teaching Day

This morning nine to noon in my undergraduate Digital Democracy, Digital Anti-Democracy course we'll be talking about Lessig's "Second Generation," the rise of the social web, Big Data and algorithmic mediation. Frank Pasquale's new book is a backdrop and Sterling's story Maneki Neko provides the coda. From one to four in the afternoon it's my graduate lecture on critical theory, in which we have arrived at Benjamin and Adorno. Aura and the culture industry as post-marxist variations on the fetishized commodity. Always a fun topic. I'm rather looking forward to teaching today. As usual on Fridays, I expect  blogging will be low to no after all this. Happy Friday!

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