Monthly Archives: November 2014

I [Something] Academic Writing

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is one of the most widely cited theorists of modernism, modernity, and media. His 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Technological Reproducibility” is required reading in nearly every college seminar on media studies … Continue reading

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On Sleep

Nancy Kress’s science fiction novella Beggars in Spain begins from a simple premise: what if we could genetically engineer people who do not need to sleep? It’s a tantalizing prospect—what would we do with an extra seven, or eight, or … Continue reading

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