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Was thinking of starting a small series with the hashtag #WorstAcademicDiagrams but worried that they'd all end up being from Bruno Latour articles.
Prompted by this diagram, which has really got to me this afternoon #WorstAcademicDiagrams
...but of course I know that there's much worse out there, like this with is also from Latour #WorstAcademicDiagrams
I often love diagrams in academic writing, but Latour's do always grate with me. Here's another classic. #WorstAcademicDiagrams
This really has to be one of the worst academic diagrams of all time, surely? #WorstAcademicDiagrams #Latour
"Model of the Social Totality" 😶
"Five loops have to be taken into account simultaneously for a realistic rendering of science" #WorstAcademicDiagrams
Got to hand it to the true masters of this form. #WorstAcademicDiagrams #DeleuzeandGuattari
"The Pole Arm of Archaeology" (1977) #WorstAcademicDiagrams
What if no one had ever felt the need to draw this diagram? #WorstAcademicDiagrams
This diagram has a lot to answer for 😶 #WorstAcademicDiagrams
Totally gutted that it's been more than 16 hours since this thread started and I still haven't had one email from publishers offering a contract for a Cultural Studies Mindfulness Colouring Book. #WorstAcademicDiagrams
🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉‼️😬 #WorstAcademicDiagrams #JordanPeterson
Foucault redrawing Magritte (seriously) #WorstAcademicDrawings
"An Archaeological Field" #WorstAcademicDiagrams
"The Locus of Culture" (1959) #WorstAcademicDiagrams

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Apr 19, 2018
Is the idea of the "Universal Museum":

a) A genuine concept originating with the Encyclopédistes, or
b) The cynical invention of a gang of Museum Directors worried about repatriation & the status of their institutions as legacies of western imperialism.

Asking for a friend.
(I'm just catching up with Neil MacGregor's account of "Welterbe und Besitz" in Der Tagesspiegel, where he is stretching the 'universal museum' notion to new limits)
Is the concept of the "Universal Museum" a genuine 18th-century idea, or a spurious 21st-century invention?
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