Tuesday, January 13, 2015
AN INTELLECTUAL SELFIE
The selfie is, it seems to me, the defining cultural artifact of the modern age, given immortality by Andrew Weiner. [thanks for the correction.] Like all cultural practices, it has its intellectual version [think The Whore of Mensa by Woody Allen.] Well, I am not immune to the tides of fashion. Last Friday I did a one hour interview with a North Dakota philosopher named Jack Weinstein who runs an NPR program out there called Why? when he is not teaching at UND. He sent me a podcast of the show, and after listening to it, I have decided that it is no more than ordinarily embarrassing, so here it is. It can fill the need for sensory stimulation while you are cleaning the house or driving to work.