New books (in no particular order):
Kuan-Hsing Chen, Asia as Method (Duke, 2010). Which looks fabulous. Thinking of setting this as a text in next Fall's grad class: Globalization and Advocacy.
Donna Haraway, The Companion Species Manifesto (Prickly Paradigm, 2003).
Hardt & Negri, Commonwealth (Harvard, 2009). Playing with the idea of teaching this next Fall, too. But need to engage it more first.
Jussi Parikka, Insect Media (Minnesota, 2010). Thanks to Greg S. for the heads up on this one. Looks great, and quite useful as the Primer revisions continue.
Ben Highmore, A Passion for Cultural Studies (Palgrave, 2009) and The Design Culture Reader (2009, Routledge). [Thanks, Ben!]
Lawrence Grossberg, Cultural Studies in the Future Tense (Duke, 2010), which is brilliant.
and then there's the Affect Theory Reader (Duke, 2010) by a couple of people named Greg(g). :)
Tinkering with e-bikes
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