#twecon, the conference that takes place on Twitter, via the medium of tweets, takes place on July the 11th.
Here are some of the papers you can expect:
HORansome – The problem with official theories
DCBCauchi – Perspective painting proves nothing exists
stacefamily – Moving beyond love and luck: building right relationships and respecting lived experience in New Zealand autism policy
In 1997 a mother killed her autistic daughter but in spite of much policy attention since, ASD remains a ‘wicked’ problem. Why?
stutterdude – Stuttering Fun Facts: things you might not have known about stuttering
monkeyfluids – A meta-comedic defence of touchy topics
Plus many more.
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Like many Pākehā, I’m mostly Irish on both my parent’s sides, so when the kind people at the Irish Side of the Moon, a radio show from the old country’s own Donegal, asked me for an interview I could hardly say no.
They don’t like the term “conspiracy theory” on the Irish side of the Moon, and I can understand why. The charming Michael and I spent just over an hour talking about my thesis, why I, too, reject the pejorative usage of conspiracy theory and why is it that academics who study conspiracy theories don’t get much respect from their peers? Indeed, we enjoyed doing the interview so much that we recorded it again.
You can listen to me wax lyrical here. I do recommend listening to the other shows; the James Randi interview is spectacular and I enjoyed the interview with David Icke, who sounds so sensible for a man who entreats us to beware of alien shape-shifting reptiles.
What ho, my lovely campers. Behold, a radio segment on conspiracy theories that won’t die (apparently). This segment was brought to you by the people who sent me this e-mail.
We recently published an article that you may be interested in entitled, “11 Conspiracy Theories That Just Won’t Die” (http://www.onlinedegreeshub.com/blog/2011/11-conspiracy-theories-that-just-wont-die/).
After having followed your blog for a while, I feel that this one article would align well with your blog’s subject matter. I thought perhaps you’d be interested in sharing this article with your readers? Thanks, and keep up the great blogging!
Enjoy. I really should get the podcast person at B to upload the segment from the week before last. I say “penis” an awful lot in that show; we were talking about Anthony Weiner, after all.
Next week: Probably my review of the first season of Brad Meltzer’s “Decoded.”