[H]ow quickly the digital age turned into the age of technological anxiety, with our beloved devices becoming something to fear, not enjoy. What sex was for the Puritans, technology has become for us. We’ve focussed our collective anxiety on digital excess, and reconnecting with the “real” world around us represents one effort to control it.
And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves we are online aren’t authentic, and that the relationships that we forge in digital spaces aren’t meaningful. This is odd, because some of our closest friends and most significant professional connections are people we’ve only ever met on the Internet, and a third of recently married couples met online. It’s odder still because we not only love and socialize online but live and work there, too. Is it any less real when we fall in love and break up over Gchat than when we get fired over e-mail and then find a new job on LinkedIn?"
I FEEL THIS.
Hey Tumblarians - I’m putting together a slideshow of librarians and archivists in movies/tv shows/comics/graphic novels/books/plays/etc. for my library’s annual National Library Week ice cream social. Who is your favorite librarian/archivist in pop culture?
Here’s who you’ve mentioned so far. Giles wins, I think.
P.S. - sorry the chart is so small - it’s huge if you right click and “view image.”
Tammy 2 <3
Marc Aronson- Diversity in Librarianship
I mean yeah there are no POC but you know what’s really important? The fact that there are no men. Let’s add men. White men. We’re the ones who really suffer.
Is it any wonder I dislike my program so much?
From Walker Evans series 12 Portraits of a Cat, 1940s-50s.
These pictures are 2.25” x 2.25”. Roughly the size of your phone screen. Walker Evans was the original instagrammer of his pets.
this is the worst silent hill cosplay i’ve ever seen
oh my god
Let’s see if we can do better.
- 10% Trying to figure out her family, because like, really, who were those two random people at Christmas dinner?
- 10% Thinking about what’s going on with Angie and Artie and wondering how they’re doing since she inexplicably and suddenly left them.
- 10% Wearing cool clothes. (I’ll give them that, I envy Clara’s fashion sense).
- 20% Planning future adventures with the Doctor and trying to schedule her journeys through time and space around weekends and school holidays.
- 20% Developing lesson plans for her students and trying to figure out how to let them know their lit anthology’s description of Jane Austen is wrong without letting on she had tea with her last week.
- 30% Thinking about how to have a conversation with the Doctor about personal boundaries, respecting her enough to tell her vital information about her own life, and not doing things to her “for her own good.”
I apologize if you already have this, but I think you might want this cat licking its butt as a medieval reaction.
Thomas of Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, France ca. 1290.
Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 320, fol. 72r
I think this just stands on its own, to be honest. I know my day just got a little brighter.
Not satire, apparently.