The Blizzards - The Reason from Wyld Stallyons on Vimeo.Alright, this is cool. The tune is a new release from the Irish indie band The Blizzards called "The Reason" (no, not an exercise in meteorology, as far as I can…
Or at least the debate over it. Scott Malcomson, a former advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has a review essay on two new books on humanitarian intervention. Remember that phrase? Speak the words, and they shall become real again; and after the last 8 years of silence, a relief to see more of this in print. Malcomson piece reviews Conor Foley's The Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War (Verso), and Gareth Evans' The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All (Brookings Institution Press).
We've been fine tuning a few things around the CTlab site recently, basically doing some house cleaning, restacking the shelves, and generally trying to impose a bit of common sense ordering to the architecture and content.
You'll notice a brand new layout (yes, that makes this about the fourth or fifth since we started in Dec 2007), including separate sections for symposia, a support page where CTlab fans and readers, if they're
Alternate title: On the True Nature of Feral Cities.
Another one for the serious news category, this one from The Economist, which apparently has a sense of humor (or its layout editors are smoking crack, you pick). On the Brussels-London Eurostar, I was thumbing through the 6-12 December issue, when I almost fell out of my seat. On the same two pages, 56 and 57, I found the following three articles, all lined up like daffy ducks in a psychotropic row:
Crysis Mass Physics HD By ÂLÐÒ•Ó from Ald0o0 on Vimeo.Gaming. It subverts serious, sober scholarship and makes it hip by tapping into my backbrain with good tunes and wild interactive graphics, bypassing my conscious, professional concerns about ethics in research:…