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Congratulations to our Outgoing Fellows

The Institute community gathered to celebrate eight outgoing fellows at the Spring Fellows Colloquium. Read about their future endeavors here.

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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Work in the Precarious Economy

According to scholarly estimates, one-fifth of today’s workforce belongs to the “precariat,” a growing and class-transcending assortment of part-time, short-term, contract workers, seasonal laborers, and other people who toil alone, take on gigs, or start businesses with little hope of longevity, steady incomes, or benefits. Examining the forces that gave rise to the precarious economy, we explore many of the cultural dimensions of the emerging workscape: How have people internalized their new “disruptable” condition? How has “precarity” affected the professions—and, more broadly, the very meaning of vocation? How is our understanding of work time and workplace changing?

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The World Our Parents Left Us

Throughout an increasingly fractured nation—and not just America, but other Western nations—too many citizens felt that they were being left behind... | Read post >>>

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Apple’s Fight with the FBI: A Follow Up

The Apple-FBI dispute has been resolved, but in the worst possible way for Apple. | Read post >>>

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Confronting Climate Change, Rethinking the City

Reimagining our cities provides us an important opportunity to reconsider the various structures of urban life. | Read post >>>

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Ned O'Gorman

Featured Fellow

Ned O'Gorman

Visiting Faculty Fellow

Ned O’Gorman is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He writes in and across several different areas: history of rhetoric (in practice and in theory), political thought/theory, aesthetics, media and technology studies, and the digital humanities.

His work, which is historical and philosophical in orientation, focuses on the intersections among rhetoric, political thought, and media (more like mediation, or "mediality”), especially in two revolutionary ages,...

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