this week is shaping up to be a big one!
- in com 495, we spend monday talking about the readings on 1960s protest music, be-ins, and the diggers. (btw, jay babcock is working with others on a diggers documentary. stay tuned.) we'll spend wednesday building media in the lab.
- i don't know all the details yet but some students in com 495 are organizing 1960s-related film screenings on wednesday nights. rumored films include easy rider, PBS's the sixties, and sam green's the weather underground. the surest sign of a course moving in interesting directions is when students increase class time and space.
- this wednesday is my birthday! i'll be 38! i'm a taurus!
- if all goes well, the september project will soon (like this week) feature two new languages: german and turkish. this is a group effort. mark hungerford (a UW phd student in communication who taught english in turkey for four years) has translated the site into turkish. jen rosenberg (a UW undergrad who is from vienna) has translated it into german. (more on this, and on translating the site into serbian, later this week. i may begin to crossblog on the september project blog. advice on crossblogging welcome.) john klockner is designing and implementing the whole thing. the concept is simple: if we want everyone to understand the september project, then the september project must be in every language.
- this thursday is intriguing. the project for critical asian studies is bringing michael hardt to campus where he'll give a talk on love as a political concept. cool. that evening, at 6 pm, darfest begins. darfest is really interesting and i'll write more about it in a day or two.