miley cyrus, syria
miley cyrus, syria
Having just finished Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson this summer I find this fascinating…
A few months ago, internet entrepreneur Avi Freedman received an unexpected email from a prince. A decade earlier, Freedman had been part of an effort to create a data haven—a safe place where information could be stashed far from the reach of prying eyes and nosy governments—on the world’s smallest and most notorious micronation, Sealand, a 120-by-50-foot anti-aircraft platform seven miles off the British coast and 60 feet above the waters of the cold North Sea. Now Freedman’s ex-partners, the self-proclaimed royal family of Sealand, wanted to try again.
Friday, March 22, 10:00-11:00 am
Williams Building 013, Common Room
This colloquium explores the relation between the Humanities and what scholars have recently termed the “creative economy” — post-industrial work regimes that profit by abstracting, exchanging, and marketing ideas rather than manufacturing objects or commodities. What does this latest phase of capitalist production mean for the academic professions? How are students prepared for this economy and what does it mean to participate in it?
10:00-11:00: Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara
11:30-12:30: Jan Bultman, political media consultant and social media strategist
2:00-3:00: David W. Robinson, formerly of Georgia Southern University, now at Microsoft
3:30-4:30: Andrew Ross, New York University
4:30-5:00: Roundtable Discussion
Alan Liu will be presenting as part of the FSU English department’s colloquium on “Creative Labor and the Humanities” at 10:00 am on Friday, March 22, in the basement floor of the Williams Building (013). Liu is professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with UCSB’s program in Media Arts & Technology and the Transliteracies Project. Trained as a Romanticist, Liu has also worked extensively in new media and knowledge work, and has made several notable contributions to the digital humanities community. Here’s a short selection of his writings and projects you might wish to check out in advance: