Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 368: Data Visualization

“How many times are we going to say ‘visualization’?”

Guest: Ximin Mi of the Georgia Tech Library.

First broadcast January 12 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-12th-data-visualization-episode-368/

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Supercontext: The Deuce, Season One

David Simon and George Pelecanos’ show makes us uncomfortable about sex work. But it’s to better understand capitalism. We discuss their exploration of community, corruption and the production of both this show and the labor that inspired it.

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Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

We try to unpack what little is known about this author, while providing a “succinct” description of the book. Along the way we discuss the publishing industry, book awards, obscenity, themes and the mythical reputation this tome has garnered over the years.

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