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Andrew Taggart  |  26 posts



A Prayer to the God of Unsettled Times

July 24, 2011

For the sociologist Ann Swidler, an ‘unsettled time’ is characterized by the transition from workable habits to new ideas. ‘I have come to see improvisation as the deep skill and attitude which we need for the times that  we’re already in and heading further into.’ –Dougald Hine, ‘Remember the Future,’ Dark Mountain Project: Issue 2. ‘We […]

New Public Bios

May 26, 2011

Here’s my near-daily experience: I read an article I like, I search for the author to learn more about her, I read her five-sentence bio, and I’m resoundingly disappointed. Evidently, she was once a great hunter and now she sits on a throne. Are all public bios, those one to two paragraph haikus, true but […]

New Public How

May 6, 2011

Dawn: A Mood 1 A child throws the toy, says Fort! Disappears. Reels it back, says Da! Not gone. 2 Thursday, April 28: Pub Think meet-up: not in attendance. NY is not London. Saturday, April 30: Lively discussion, according to reports rec’d. Friday, February 25: Skyped w/ Dougald. Notes on “plurality of genres,” “new institutional forms,” “new thinking […]

What Could New Public Thinking Be? Three Reflections

March 29, 2011

To the Reader: This is the first of a multi-part series devoted to the question: ‘What could new public thinking be’? We invite you to think with us about what it could mean to think in public today. Sincerely, Keith Kahn-Harris, Pat Kane, & Andrew Taggart 1 Keith Kahn-Harris writes: The eminent UK sociologist Anthony […]

Radical Leftist Politics, What Have You Done for Us Lately?

February 28, 2011

On Sunday, February 13, I received an email to this effect: "I enjoyed reading your recent essay [“In the Land of Bloombergia,” Counterpunch, 9 February 2011] critiquing the critique of your Mayor Bloomberg. I have much the same thoughts when I read a lot of left critiques of our cultural and political elites [...]

How to Annotate a Book

March 2, 2005

Course Summary Developing iPhone and apps is only useless, but an effective way to understand programming, grasp professional growth tactics, and be around the cuttingedge. Use coding concepts like circles aspects and conditionals to generate straightforward views, and after that plunge further into Swift to make skilled and vibrant -seeking apps. Week-One: App Improvement for […]