#ILookLikeAProfessor: A Twitter Essay

There’s a wonderful hashtag on Twitter – #ILookLikeAProfessor – that has recently been doing the kind of good work that Twitter is so excellent at facilitating: creating conversation and community among an otherwise widely dispersed group of people. I wrote a short Twitter essay as a modest contribution to this lively conversation, and Eileen Clancy (@clancynewyork) generously Storified it so that you can read the whole thing … Continue reading #ILookLikeAProfessor: A Twitter Essay

The Historian and the Etymologist: An Experimental Twitter Essay

In the spirit of experimenting with media, I recently wrote an academic essay on Twitter. Because why not? Let’s play a little with form. Rather than writing it ahead of time and posting it after-the-fact in 140ish-character chunks (that seemed contrary to the spirit of the medium, which is about immediacy and simultaneity of writing/reading and nowness and against significant editing) I published each set … Continue reading The Historian and the Etymologist: An Experimental Twitter Essay