“Colonial Debts, Imperial Insolvencies, Extractive Nostalgias” focus section of Discover Society

Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Johnna Montgomerie and I have edited a special section of Discover Society on the topic of “Colonial Debts, Imperial Insolvencies, Extractive Nostalgias,” building on the illuminating gathering we organized on the topic last Fall in London.

“The Debt of Creativity” TED Talk

In March, I delivered a TED Talk at TEDxNovaScotia on “The Debt of Creativity,” which was about debt, creativity, the radical imagination, Gustav Courbet, student loans, indentured labour, the Paris Commune, globalization and whatever else I could cram into my 15 minutes of fame. I’m not a huge fan of TED talks, but I hope…