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Get your geek on. Support the library. | geekthelibrary.org
"Whatever you geek, the public library supports you. Join Geek the Library in spreading awareness about the value of libraries and the critical funding issues they face."
libraries  public-relations  promotion 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Evgeny Morozov: The Naked And The TED | The New Republic
"The Khannas are typical of the TED crowd in that they do not express much doubt about anything. Their pronouncements about political structures are as firm and arrogant as some scientists’ pronouncements about the cognitive structures of the brain. Whatever problems lurk on the horizon are imagined primarily as problems of technology, which, given enough money, brain power, and nutritional supplements, someone in Silicon Valley should be in a position to solve. This is consistent with TED’s adoption of a decidedly non-political attitude, as became apparent in a recent kerfuffle over a short talk on inequality given by a venture capitalist—who else?—which TED refused to release for fear that it might offend too many rich people."
trend  technology  philosophy  popular  promotion  technocracy  ideology  economics 
august 2012 by tsuomela
Hunger Artists (TIAA-Cref Edition) | Easily Distracted
"The grand vision that defenders of a purer humanities enunciate, if it has existed at all, existed vigorously before the university systems of today, before the comfortably professional and middle-classness of professorial lives today, and might reasonably be expected to exist in some other form after them, if they should disappear or markedly transform."
humanities  college  academia  crisis  decline  future  promotion 
september 2011 by tsuomela
News: Tabloid Science - Inside Higher Ed
"The AAU aims to curb misunderstanding of screwworms and other research through the broader effort of which the "Enquirer" is a part: The Societal Benefits of Research Illustrated, an online compilation of visual fact sheets that aims to make science -- and the scholarly research behind it -- accessible and understandable to members of Congress as well as the general public. "
research  promotion  communication  university  academic  budget  congress  government  funding 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Why your boss is incompetent - life - 17 December 2009 - New Scientist
Economist Edward Lazear, also of Stanford, is one person who has tried to pin down why. His suggestion is that it is down to chance. People mostly get promoted because they have performed a particular task unusually well. That could be because they are generally competent, but equally they might just by fluke have been well-suited to that one job.
business  organization  promotion  talent  skills  success 
january 2010 by tsuomela

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