Assistant Professor @FordhamCMS working on media of production, supply chains, and logistics past / present. PhD @mccNYU; Previously @IKKM @civicMIT @sourcemap

New York, NY
Joined February 2007
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My partner reacting to me, who has read dune and has seen every adaptation, lazily saying every key line before it is spoken.
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Also it’s fun to have an adaptation that creates just a little mystery for someone completely unfamiliar with the story (why would the harkonnen agree to leave the most valuable planet in the universe she asks)
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As for a review. There are some things to like here, aesthetically and in the cleaner narrative organization (compared to Lynch), but I find myself thinking that this would have been better served by another (more polished) go at a miniseries, rather than a half-film.
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
My students: Have you graded our papers yet? Me: No, the supply chain is broken. It’s me. I’m the supply chain.
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My grandmother passed away this morning. She was my last living grandparent, and I’m sad our child never got to meet her in person. His only other great-grandparent is an ocean away, also in her nineties. I hope he will get to meet her.
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I’m also angry. Over the pandemic I’ve lost an uncle, an aunt, and now a grandparent. None to covid, but funerals have either been nonexistent, or impossible for me to attend. It’s like these people have just vanished from my life. Sometimes I even forget they are gone.
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
I'm giving a talk "From Just-In-Time to On-Demand: A Manufacturing History of Streaming Video and its Conveniences" - this Thurs eve ET/ Friday morning in Singapore. Simple (in so many senses!) graph of talk below. Info & sign up here: ln.edu.hk/cfci/webinar/webin…
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Supply chains are not humble—if we are to anthropomorphize them, they are like your money manager who promises you the world but is kind of boring so you don’t pay attention to them and then you find they’ve run off with all your money and gambled it away.
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(I guess “your money” in this metaphor is like material stability? But also social and environmental justice too?)
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I’ve decided the best way to write abstracts for me is to write them and then swap the first and last paragraphs. I’m terrible about burying the lede.
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
And with all the containers piling up in the terminal yard, the longshoremen can’t unload the ships. And so the queue grows longer, with now over 70 ships containing 500,000 containers are waiting off shore. This line is going to get longer not shorter.
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
“Korean unions use Squid Game to mobilize for general strike. … The lead character … is a former auto worker …[whose] story is based on the brutal 2009 SsangYong strike, which culminated in the suicides of thirteen SsangYong workers and family members.” industriall-union.org/korean…
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This is super interesting, and a part of the supply chain rarely mentioned: The “middle” mile. 1/
Also got to visit our robotic Air Hub sort center today which is very cool and the technical foundation for what we are installing in ground sort centers and the national air hub at CVG.
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
New Tamara Shopsin novel set in 1990s-era Tekserve. First scene involves detailed description of hallway to door held open with old dot matrix printer. And waiting room studiously ignoring David Bowie and Steve Buscemi. Preorder came w 🔥 print. Already an NYC classic
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
Excited to be in conversation with my former chair and mentor Alexander Galloway about our new books on Nov 17th. We will be introducing each other’s work and discussing both “Uncomputable” and “Image Objects” together. RSVP below:
Join us 11/17 (12:30 PM EST) for conversation with Alex Galloway and @jacobgaboury about their new books! RSVP for zoom: nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register…
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
Incredible. One of the most crucial links in the supply chain, has been for years, built on the premise that some workers would provide labor for free. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Matthew Hockenberry retweeted
Ever wonder what it’s like to work in an Amazon Fulfillment (bitter irony in this word not lost on this author) Center in Italy? It’s not what you think! This is a marvelous book based on LOTS of fieldwork with workers.
My book is finally out in the world -- The Warehouse: Workers and Robots at Amazon -- plutobooks.com/9780745342177…
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