Weekly Twitter Round Up


Several days spent catching my breath, meeting with friends and family for holiday drinks, and generally getting some much needed sleep after completing my final week of lecturing at SFU-- one more week to go at Kwantlen. Thanks to those students who either wrote me or let me know in person that they found my tips and suggestions for essay writing useful-- sharing and collecting this information is one of the main reasons I started this blog. Speaking of which, I am looking forward to a more regular schedule of blogging as December unfolds and the exam period begins (it will help balance out all the marking that is just around the corner!). In the meantime, check out some picks from around the Twitterverse:

Vancouver sci-fi author William Gibson on why he loves Twitter & thinks Facebook is โ€˜like a mall'




My conflicted feelings over the culture wars' being reignited by National Portrait Gallery's risky gay-themed show



Marshall McLuhan on the Dick Cavett Show in December 1970 [MP3]




A head of his time: Did George Michael try to buy Hirst skull?




Moderna Museet presents ALLA KUNGENS Hร„STAR, Legacies of the Situationist International



Jerry Saltz on the 11 paintings You Canโ€™t Miss at MoMAโ€™s Historic Abstract Expressionism Show



Smile to the future and it will smile back to you.