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Monthly Archives: June 2004

Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2004 Conf., Urbana-Champagne

I love college towns. A great set of papers in a town oddly deserted like a Cronenberg film. Unfortunately I got the impression that the organizers booked the venue and then left for a party. Everything stopped at 4:30 each day without even a map or directions to restaurants, leaving about 400 cultural studies scholars […]

Technical aside

You may have noticed that comments have been disabled for awhile as I played with some of Blogger’s new features. The first thing I did was enable comments – and I promptly disabled them when I experienced what a pain in the ass it is to actually post a comment. Why on earth would someone […]

Aesthetics and mobility

I’m currently writing a book review on aesthetics and mobility for the print-version of the journal and thought I’d post a few links here too. ROAM – a Reader on the Aesthetics of Mobility by Anthony Hoete (ed.) Walkscapes: Walking as an aesthetic practice by Francesco Careri An Exeter Mis-Guide by Wrights & Sites Moving […]

Superstudio: consuming cities

Continuing my research on collages and assemblages, and after complaining about the lack of attention cultural geographers get in comparison to architects and urban planners, I thought I’d give some time to SUPERSTUDIO, those radical young Italian architects who were even more absurd than Archigram – and more critical. Adolfo Natalini once said that “in […]


I can’t believe that I left Dublin before Bloomsday! For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce’s Ulysses, the world’s most highly acclaimed modern novel. “Bloomsday”, as it is now known, has become […]