Monthly Archives: March 2012

The past was a rather smelly place, part 1

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading a bit on the history of hygiene and have found my attachment to modern concepts and standards of cleanliness and hygiene solidly reinforced. Not too surprisingly, it turns out the past was pretty darn smelly. Just how darn smelly varied, of course, depending on where and when […]

Digital media and our relationships with space

To what extent have digital media altered our relationships with space? I’ve been pondering this question in connection with a little assignment I’ve been working on for an interdisciplinary seminar I’m taking this semester on the bourgeoisie and the city. We’ve been asked to create “spatial narratives” of our lives and add to or update […]


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