Ever since Lily Herman ’16 (aka hermes) announced that she would be teaching a course called “It’s a Mess”: An Academic and Practical Look at Digital Media in the Late 2010s this fall, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the course’s treatment of our very own digital media of the late 2010s (and earlier): Wesleying.org!
Tonight, Zach Schonfeld ’13 (aka Zach) is guest-lecturing for Lily’s class on the topic “The Role of Campus Media,” and in typical Wesleying fashion, we’ll be liveblogging it! Read below the jump for a window into the fun!
hermes likes Sour Patch Kids.
This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.
Ah, yes. The last of the interviews for the 10 year blog birthday. These were really fun, but the most fun was when I caught up with my blog bff hermes, who left us, Wesleying, this past Spring, and always liked Sour Patch Kids. Basiquely, hermes was the only blogger I knew personally before Wesleying’s
rapture birthday. We ate orgasmic food at Wesleyan’s first pop-up restaurant, drank juicebox wine at Metro Movies while watching a shitty romcom, and kinda sorta talked about open letters about open letters.
But hermes was very prolific on the site before we became blog bffs. She did fucktons of THESISCRAZIES, wrote about Wesleyan admissions, and started our Wesleying Year in Review series. Read more for our interview:
Ethan Hoffman ’14 sends a rather brusque email request to “Please post the text below w/ photo ASAP.” So here it is:
Interested in getting involved in Wesleyan journalism or activism? Frustrated by the current state of campus news and want to cover the issues that the Argus won’t cover, or write in styles or forms that ‘objective neutrality’ says are verbotten?
The mercurial Ethan Hoffman ’14 sent in this message via winged sandal:
The Hermes – REINCARNATE! – is back from the ashes.
We’re holding first meeting of the semester on Wednesday January 29th at 8:00pm in the UOC. Stop by to learn more about the Hermes, get involved in editing or production, or even just to say hi.
The Hermes is a student-run magazine dedicated to “alternative,” “subversive,” “creative,” “radical,” and “inflammatory” pieces, whether they be reportage, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, theory, visual art, or something uncategorizable – anything that doesn’t fit into mainstream campus media coverage. WE WANT YOU.
’bout time! Hermes, Wesleyan’s “magazine of political, critical, and creative thought”, “longest running progressive publication”, “second-largest phallic object on campus”, “quarterly journal of biblical hermeneutics”, and “, is accepting submissions for its first issue of the school year. The collective speaks once more:
Look around you.
This is a moment.
There are lots of moments.
But this is a moment.
History or whatever.
Hermes wants to hear about it.
Hermes wants to read about it.
Hermes wants to be it.
Think about your life and whatsgoingon around you.
Submit to Hermes: wesleyanhermes[a]gmail[d]com
Deadline Thursday November 29th.
Hermes loves you.
Deadline: This Thursday, the 29th
Make Sure To: Write that down in your copy book now.
I Just: Rediscovered the old Hermes WordPress. Look at it.
The Hermes magazine is looking for prose, poems, images and short personal stories. This writing should pertain to problems of “racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transophobia, and unrecognized privilege at Wesleyan.” Virgil Taylor ’15 writes:
The Hermes is calling for short submissions responding to problems of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and unrecognized privilege at Wesleyan. The impetus for this focus is in response to the sign posted in Usdan after the Holi festival last Friday.
Hermes is also calling for submissions now because it is the time to act and to respond to the Wesleyan administrations’ longstanding lack of progress in addressing our campus’s problems.
This topic is important & difficult, the collective encourages everyone who feels something say something. To speak out is powerful and speaking together can be even more powerful.
Deadline: Monday, May 7, at high noon
From the kollektive:
Submit to Hermes by noon this Thursday. You can do it. I will! Maybe. I might not. I want to, though. 300 words. That’s all you need. If you’re doing words. Something else? You can do that. Just do it. wesleyanhermes. at gmail. dot com. Send it there. Ideas? After the jump. All mine. No copyright, though. Copyleft[ists].
Submit to the Wesleyan Hermes by 3 PM (if you’ve got THE GUTZ)! Email wesleyanhermes(yurt)gmail(durt)com with your best shot! If you can’t do it by 3 PM, submit anyway – you’ll simply be considered for a later issue than the WesFest edition coming *~this weekend~*!
(You may have noticed this post is tagged “things to do with your prefrosh” and “things for your prefrosh to do“. That’s not an accident. Hint hint, You ’16.)
Super awesome event real, real soon:
The Foucauldian challenge to the institutional production of
“truth” (the statements governing our behavior) is not coming from
universities or research centers but from social movements: insurgent
research, militant research, reflection in action…from Colectivo
Situaciones in Argentina to Unitierra in California or Chocosol in
Toronto, autonomous centers for the production of knowledge are
proliferating. Is this an ephemeral, marginal fashion? What is the
role of these centers in the current wave of mobilizations? Do they
represent alternative, valid ways of knowing?
BRING YOUR LUNCH!
Co-sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund, Infoshoppe Collective, Ajúa Campos,
Hermes, Occupy, Center for the Americas, LAST, Academic Affairs, the
Service Learning Center and the Sociology and Anthropology
More super awesome details after the jump.