Ideas are of course things

I self identify to some extent on the ASD spectrum so that what Smiljana describes as Manning’s description of autistic experience is how I experience ideas in conversations. They are things as rich and vibrant and interconnected as the trees/fungi community that David talked about. As ideas they aren’t single things but multi faceted assemblages […]

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To Meer

I was reading a copy of Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter and misread the following as “the most difficult to conceive and write, because I stage a meering between the (meta)physics of vital materialism…”. “meering” is of course “meeting”. However, I think meering is a wonderful word and ought to be used. Wikipedia tells me Meering […]

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Play and Academic Writing

Play can occur only among those willing to risk letting go of the literal. Haraway, Donna J. When Species Meet. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2007. Print. p. 239. The following I think is quite an extraordinary description of what play does, it begins after a discussion of a friendship between a dog and a […]

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Postdoctoral Research

If you are an outstanding recent PhD graduate (or about to complete your PhD) with demonstrable world class outcomes, interested in undertaking leading research (thesis or project based) in interactive documentary attached to RMIT’s non/fictionLab, then this might be for you. If interested, please: read the requirements and outline of the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships get […]

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