The best job application letter that didn’t work

Originally posted on Human Pages:
James Murray (1837-1915), the Scottish lexicographer and philologist, sent the following letter regarding a job at the British Museum in late 1866. Largely self-taught, he later became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Before then, this letter somehow didn’t get him the British Museum gig: I have to…

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Inorganic Animations: A Review of Spyros Papapetros’ ‘On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life’(University of Chicago Press: Chicago & London, 2012).   _____   Paul Harrison (2019). To what extent do humans have agency in the worlds they inhabit? What can we consider as animation? How far does life […]

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