My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Why complain about students when professors are teaching this!
Term 1 - September to December 2011
CCFI 502 (3 credits) Cyborgs, Rhizomes & Margins: A Cross-cultural Conversation in Education
Thursdays, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Dr. Pat O'Riley (EDCP)

Drawing on a range of transdisciplinary and cross-cultural theoretical perspectives, this course examines the complicities, complexities, and potentialities of the dominant technology narratives in education in a time of neo-colonialism, global capitalism and global warming. Students have an opportunity to critically reflect on the shape these technology discourses might take when intersected with social justice, civil society, Indigenous and environmental voices and agencies. What are the power/knowledge dynamics of the emerging geo/cyber/politics, respacialization, and limitless new frontiers of empire and technological capabilities? Making affiliations with the work of Donna Haraway, Gilles Deleuze & FĂ©lix Guattari, Jody Berland, Vandana Shiva and other nomadic/ rhizomatic thinkers and activists, this course is a space for reimagining and remapping potential shapes, text(ure)s, and actions for a radicalized/rhizomatic technology conversation in education.


Blogger Thucydides said...


What does that even mean?

Another place to target budget cuts methinks

5:15 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

And this course obviously leads to a B.A. in whining/victimhood.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Barb R said...

This looks like it came straight from an artist's statement generator - just like this one:

"My work explores the relationship between new class identities and skateboard ethics.

With influences as diverse as Camus and John Lennon, new combinations are generated from both explicit and implicit textures.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of relationships. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of chaos and the prospect of a new beginning.

As spatial impressions become frozen through emergent and critical practice, the viewer is left with a glimpse of the limits of our condition."

Except, of course, that the above is a joke, and the class description was serious as a heart attack. Scary.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quote: "actions for a radicalized/rhizomatic technology conversation in education."

Ah, got it! He's talking about the spread of stupidity in the education system.

There's nothing lke leading by example!

12:22 PM  

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