Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday Comics

Mid-week, no less! A few words about the comic. I drew it for the old venture probably over two years ago. Colleagues there felt that it was, um, incendiary. I ended up using the crude, racial caricatures in a different comic:Well, I kinda run a blog now, and thought that since the zombie lies have started their annual rising from the graves (BRRRRAAAAAIIIINNSSS!!!!) a bit early this year, I'd run it.

In any case, I know a lot of y'all have rapped at me. I'll try to get your words up-and-running soon. Stay tuned.



Anonymous said...

i'm going to treat this as an open thread.

does anyone else smell sulfur whenever they hear a philosopher utter the phrase "research productivity"?

Anonymous said...

I think the phrase "research productivity" is appropriate if we as philosophers think that the discipline of Philosophy should be highly professionalized. Many Humanities disciplines remain under-professionalized. I believe that Philosophy is one of them. The push to professionalize means that Philosophy would become more like Business and Political Science. Almost every faculty member in these disciplines has a polished website, advertised evidence of research productivity and wears a nice Italian suit or Anne Taylor outfit to professional conferences. I kind of prefer Philosophy as an under-professionalized discipline. I like when philosophers lack a polished website, but blog a lot informally; let their work speak for itself, rather than self-promote (and demonstrate research productivity) all the time; and don casual dress with unique grooming, not a slick Wall Street or government clone appearance. When the days of Philosophy as an under-professionalized discipline are gone, I might just choose to leave the profession.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it could be worse! Here's a link to someone in sociology, bitching about the dissemination of jobs via their own professional website: http://scatter.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/the-internet-ate-my-reference-letter/

Could you imagine if the listings for jobs would disappear after some set period of time, prior to when the jobs actually closed?!

I haven't encountered the problem described in that post about unique links for letter writers, though it sounds like it's something specific to institutions, so it seems plausible that philosophers will face the same problem for those institutions who use the software being complained about.

Captcha word: dilickok. I maintain enough 8 year old in me to have giggled a bit at seeing it.