Welcome back, me (:
Hello mysterious readers, both friends and strangers!
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, or even moderated any of your comments—Sorry about that! I still exist, and there’s still all sorts of stuff I’d like to share. An explanation for my absence: Around the time of the G20 I came to understand just how intently my blog was being surveilled. It’s one thing to be aware on a hypothetical/theoretical level about surveillance, and the fact that cops might possibly be reading/watching/studying one’s words. It’s quite another to come to know exactly how one’s words are being recorded, used, and manipulated… An all over skin crawling sort of feeling…It kinda discouraged me from posting quite so often. On the bright side, it also provides a really useful visceral example when trying to explain Foucault, discipline, the panopticon, and all that sort of stuff to the students in my tutorials. So thanks, I guess? Yay, teaching tools and more complicated material to think through. Linking experiential and theoretical learning has definitely been productive, on the plus side.
I’ve come back around to making peace with the realities of skeezy cops and crown attorneys reading my words, and deciding I can deal with that. So, dear blog readers, what do I have in store for you? Well, more of the usual anarchist academic sorts of thoughts—I’m keen on telling you about my plans for my first comprehensive exam, regarding the production of colonial silences, likely mixed with some fun sci fi examples to jazz things up a bit. Oh, and probably some knitting patterns. And gluten-free baking inventions, ‘cause that’s what I’ve been into lately.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to connecting with y’all.
Love & rage,