Emily Bogin

About Emily Bogin

Emily Bogin majors in Philosophy and Classical Studies at Middlebury College. She has published in the Middlebury Campus and co-deejays a radio show called "Memory Wisdom Drugs."

Can Technology Improve How We Read Books?

By |2018-06-15T01:02:05-05:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Books, Modernity, Science, Technology|

Robin Sloan attempts to show the ways in which technology can improve upon our old and outdated modes of reading. But his novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, demonstrates that though Mr. Sloan knows technology, he misunderstands books and bookstores… Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (288 pages, Picador, 2013) In the wake [...]

Trigger Warnings: Why Liberal Education Should Upset Us

By |2015-11-09T17:47:15-05:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Education, Featured, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning|

"Aeneas flees burning Troy," Federico Barocci, 1598 Defenders of liberty assume that speech understood as “threatening” is speech misunderstood. They suggest that ideas and words are best scrubbed clean of such pesky side effects as troubling connotations and that weird feeling you get when characters in fantasy books don’t consider love potions date [...]