Notes on the sharing economy – the phenomenon we have been discussing this semester and which we will return to on Wednesday.

on women in start-ups

Before our visit to betahaus next Monday, have a look at this article about the gender gap and gender dynamics in start-up communities (or: how to pitch an idea for a period-tracking app to a room full of horrified male investors).

more on affect

When we talked about affective labor yesterday, I mentioned several theorists of affect, from Spinoza to Ngai, but did I tell you that some of these books have the most amazing covers?

on diversity within us

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how urban diversity gets flattened, commodified, and appropriated in marketing and political campaigns. I just came across an amazing photo project, which works against this logic and which reminded me of this passage from Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza: The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado,Read more about on diversity within us[…]