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Saturday / Dec 17, 2016 /

Isn’t that meaningless?

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Isn’t that meaningless? First things first. Actually why should we always start with what we imagine to be a beginning? Why not just start and decide later if the first thing should have been first? Isn’t that meaningless? First, things first.

Saturday / Nov 26, 2016 /

Survivalism

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In our net economy, survivalism indicates a desire to escape the relentless drive to consume rather than to produce, to produce only the desire to consume.

Wednesday / Jul 06, 2016 /

Who cleans up after the last bone is sucked dry?

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Gomez, Norberto, Jr. The Book of Cannibals. Sybil Press: Richmond, VA, 2013. http://www.sybilpress.org/bookofcannibals Reviewed by MW Shealy Texas Tech University, 2015 In the transgressive tradition of Georges Bataille (and Lev Shestov, Michael Taussig, André Breton, André Masson, Pierre Klossowski, Roger Caillois, Jules Monnerot, Jean Rollin, Jean Wahl) and drawing on Bataille’s fascination with human sacrifice…

Saturday / Apr 23, 2016 /

Not tending someone else’s garden…

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see attached Tend your garden – Shealy

Saturday / Mar 26, 2016 /

POWER DISTANCE — the structure in this and/or that

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The Structure in This and That Power Distance in online education may be seen as value dependent on the governing categories, the Big Five, of Openness to experience versus rigidity; Conscientiousness versus undependability; Extraversion versus introversion; Agreeableness versus ill-temperedness; Neuroticism versus emotional stability (OCEAN). This dependence means that a PD defined as “the extent to…

Saturday / Mar 26, 2016 /

Relativist Human Computer Culture doing Science

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HUMAN COMPUTERS – Maybe because I read Hofstede (et al) before Scollon (et al) the analogy of patterns of thinking/feeling/acting as mental programs or “software of the mind” always stuck me with during our first month of class. While the analogy is quite imperfect, it does give me a grasp of the authors’ definition of…

Saturday / Mar 26, 2016 /

“Fertilizer means rice and socialism”

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Be the life of academic dinner parties! CORPORATE – The evolution of corporate culture as a “number of internal, cross-cutting, and overlapping discourse sys­tems” (Scollon), interconnected with professional discourse, Utilitarian discourse, generational discourse, and gender discourse systems, by virtue of being identical with that of the development of Utilitarianism as the dominant ideology of a…

Saturday / Mar 26, 2016 /

How obligated are employees to deal with ethical issues independent of “the top dogs” or of management infrastructure?

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How obligated are employees to deal with ethical issues independent of “the top dogs” or of management infrastructure? If the corporation is like Enron, based on shifting financial and product/service goals, then it would be hard for employees to note—not seeing the forest for the trees—when goal-values extended into ethically gray areas. If, like Toyota,…

Saturday / Mar 26, 2016 /

How often do I reflect and self-reflect on my role as an ethical agent in work communication situations?

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QUESTIONS: How often do I reflect and self-reflect on my role as an ethical agent in work communication situations? When I began teaching, as a young poststructuralist, I spent a lot of time thinking about myself and about thinking and about myself thinking—but I rarely wondered if I was involved in an “ethical” enterprise within…