Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Note to Self”: The Genealogy of Internal Dialog in Educational Material & Practice

An abstract and short paper I’ve been working on as a conference proposal: This presentation provides an overview of the history of the “internal dialog” as a pedagogical form whose variations have played a key role in educational materials and … Continue reading

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Klaus Mollenhauer’s Hermeneutics

… and his refusal of descriptive phenomenology [slideshare id=23613926&doc=mollenhauersrefusal-130628061753-phpapp02] Audio/slides for a presentation I recently gave at a conference on education and phenomenology at the Humboldt University, Berliln. Here’s the full text. In this presentation, I undertake an informal reconstruction … Continue reading

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Wandering Star: The Image of the Constellation in Benjamin, Giedion & McLuhan

Did Walter Benjamin’s powerful metaphor of the “constellation” wind up becoming the titular figure in Marshall McLuhan’s Gutenberg Galaxy? Benjamin and McLuhan actually have something in common besides a shared interest in recent material histories. This commonality is a personal … Continue reading

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