Thursday, 17 March 2011

Interview with Pheng Cheah on cosmopolitanism, nationalism and human rights


Photo: Pheng Cheah
(taken by Yuk Hui)
Yuk Hui interviews Pheng Cheah about nationalism and the nation-state, cosmopolitics and globalisation, human rights and the inhuman, financial crises and the importance of economic theory and collaborative work




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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Japan Disaster Aid

As everyone will be aware, a major earthquake (magnitude 9.0) and tsunami hit north Japan on 11 March 2011 (now referred to as the ‘Tohoku Kanto earthquake’ or 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Sendai_earthquake_and_tsunami).
This was the strongest earthquake and most devastating tsunami in Japanese history that caused mega destruction, fatality and fear amongst the Japanese people. Some 28,000 people are dead or missing. Sixteen towns, 95,000 buildings and 23 railway stations have been destroyed. In addition to this, people now face radiation fears from the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power station.
Perhaps you would be willing to assist and support the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami by providing a donation?  If so, please could you follow one of the links below.

Donations Links

British Red Cross  Japan Tsunami Appeal



Save the Chidren  Japan Emergency Appeal


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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Interview with Antonio Casilli on Computer Culture and the Body



Photo: Antonio Casilli
(copyright: Ulf Andersen)
Tomoko Tamari interviews Antonio A. Casilli on his article A History of Virulence: The Body and Computer Culture in the 1980s’ in Body & Society 16.4 (Dec 2010), and discusses the links between the discourses of bodily and computer viruses, the roles of intimacy and biopolitics, and the difference between medicine’s and computer culture’s view of the body.





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