I was a bit taken aback by all the new courses that took off this week, the most interesting of which seems to be Space & Place. I’m reading up for tomorrow’s first unit, and I’m excited. But I must also start focusing more on my essay in Theory & History, which I have read so much for in the last weeks. Time to write it up.
I went to Sweden with S on Thursday. We slept at J’s place and had dinner with him and my sister on Thursday night. Friday I had a business meeting with our main client – O joined. Saturday was a birthday party and today I visited my high school friend A and his family – he had got two kids since I last saw him.
On Thursday I managed to participate in the first unit of Immersive Technologies already from the airplane (after we had landed) and then from the wifi in the airport transfer bus (while also charging my phone), followed by mobile data roaming while walking. It worked amazingly well and my mobility felt somehow fitting to the theme of immersive tech.
The assignment for Poetic framing was to show how Pasolini’s poem A force of the past made us feel. And this is how I felt:
Space & Place
- Cresswell, Tim (2004): Place: A Short Introduction, Blackwell, Oxford
Theory & History essay
- Schmidtke, Sabine (2000): Die westliche Konstruktion Marokkos als Landschaft freier Homoerotik. In Die Welt des Islams, New Series, Vol. 40, Issue 3 (Nov., 2000), pp. 375-411. 👊😼
- The Economist: Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank call off merger talks
- Madeline Fink Fletcher: How to Write an Anthropology Paper: A Basic Guide (via S)
- Alain De Botton opens his internet account (no-link policy)