Driving Blind: Foucault, Nietzsche, and Dotcom
It’s graduation season, so cue one of the best commencement speeches of them all: DFW’s Kenyon college address has been made into a short movie.
Léopold Lambert examines the Boston bombing and ensuing city-wide shut down through the lens of Foucault. Specifically he examines it in the context of quadrillage, a term which, “involves indeed a sort of physical or virtual partitioning of a space, but it also implies a detailed, systematic and extensive examination of this same space by a controlling entity.”
Forget Iron Man 3, Disney’s just released concept art for its first animated feature length Marvel movie: Big Hero 6.
Colin McGuire defends going to the movies, something I’ve become increasingly uninterested in doing.
Mike Masnick documents the ongoing confusion over whether the ECPA trumps the ruling in US v. Warshak about whether a warrant is required to search emails and other digital property. Masnick also calls out Eric Holder for confusing “intellectual property theft” with copyright infringement in the government’s prosecution of Kim Dotcom.
Thomas Jones sorts through the grammar rules and arrives at nine common conventions he thinks are worth adhering to, including when to use “which” or “that.”
Felix Salmon digs into a New America report that shows how much financial aid for college that could go to poorer students is actually going to richer ones.
Corey Robin continues to interrogate the overlap between Nietzsche and libertarianism, this time in a cumulative piece that includes a year’s worth of research into the topic.