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Wikipedia has given everyone the keyword-game to act like they know. C’mon – like you haven’t been at a cocktail party with someone dropping action-network theory into the mix?! Now, in the Ted vein, Academic Earth steps it up by offering viewers the confidence and cadence to talk like an expert. Lectures, lecture series and courses in a variety of disciplines delivered by profs around the globe, it’s cool(ish), useful(ish) and occasionally very engaging. It’s also a little amiss: in this most liminal of ages, with so many reconfigurations of social symbols, rife with pregnant rifts in how we communicate, gestative of new rituals and performances – the topic list has a glaring absence and a Search comes up with the unthinkable…”No Results Were Found. Try A New Search.” Sort by Relevancy? Ouch!

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