The Hedgehog Review
Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.
Recent Blog Posts
The right of peaceable assembly has been at the heart of the struggle of African American equality throughout our nation’s history. When honored, it has yielded important protections. When breached, it has facilitated widespread and systematic oppression. | Read post >>>
If we think of Facebook and Google and the computations in which we are enmeshed merely as information-processing machines, we concede our world to one end of the scale, a world of abstracted big data and all powerful algorithms. We forget that the internet, like any technology, is both a material infrastructure and something we do. | Read post >>>
In part 3 of this series, Andrew Lynn addresses "skyboxification" as a barrier to flourishing cities. | Read post >>>
Institute Seminar Series - "Theodicy"
19 September 2014
Jeff Olick (UVa, Sociology) | Seminar
Fellows Afternoon Tea
24 September 2014
| Afternoon Tea
Institute Seminar Series - "Interpretation and Meaning"
3 October 2014
Isaac Reed (University of Colorado at Boulder) | Seminar
Fellows Cocktail Hour
10 October 2014
| Cocktail Hour
Visiting Faculty Fellow
John D. Inazu is a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture during the 2014-2015 academic year. Inazu is associate professor of law and political science at Washington University in St. Louis, and an affiliate faculty member of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. Inazu received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from Duke University School of Law. His book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom...