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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 16, 2009 1 Comment
The Tourist is God

On Friday, November 13, Crispin Thurlow gave a talk at the Berkeley Language Center entitled Language, Tourism, and Banal Globalization, in which he “examine[d] some of the ways that language is commonly taken up in tourism’s search for difference, exoticity, and authenticity.” Using a Critical Discourse Analysis framework, Thurlow discussed […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on May 11, 2009 No Comment
Yooouuutuuube, Baby!

Check out Yooouuutuuube, where you can watch Youtube videos through “a program [which] provides every frame simultaneously in a blizzard of cascading imagery.” Check out a sample video here, or enter your own Youtube urls on the Yooouuutuuube page.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 11, 2009 1 Comment

Youki and I found this great multilingual rendition of “Happy Birthday” on Youtube that we wanted to share with our fellow FITizens:

Sublime, huh? We wish everyone born today-a day picked oh so randomly-a very happy birthday.

Oh, and Fitzy, unwilling to be left out, offered this.

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Written By: daveski on November 19, 2008 3 Comments

This one is on my all-time favorite list…anyone know where it’s from?

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