Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Mass Media and the Rhetoric of Technological Progress

Not that long ago Bill Gates said that “the internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”  Although the internet has significantly impacted human communication, it is hardly the first form of mass media.  More than … Continue reading

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Summer at Asian Arts Initiative

This summer I’m interning at Asian Arts Initiative, which is an arts non-profit located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North. One of the many things that that means is that my lunch breaks are awesome. Days when I forget to bring my already-packed, … Continue reading

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The Seventh Ward, Food Deserts and More

This summer I’m lucky enough to be a research assistant for The Ward project at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the cool things about this project is how open-ended it is; essentially it is a continuation of W.E.B. DuBois’ … Continue reading

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Memory, Monuments, and Urban Space: Alliyah Allen ’18 on Monument Lab

This semester, Alliyah Allen ’18 is working with Writing Fellow Paul Farber on Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a massive public art and urban research project he co-curated that is taking over Philadelphia’s City Hall starting May 15th.  Through a series … Continue reading

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One Little Piggy Did Marketing

Hey world, The production process for PAY UP is well under way. We got a receipt for $3,000 worth of lumber yesterday, which means that the set is probably being constructed as I type. Funnily enough, the PAY UP set … Continue reading

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And Pig Iron Came Tumbling After

Hey world, I’ve been waiting for this to be unclassified: my much-anticipated PAY UP 2013 tumblr has finally gone public: payup2013.tumblr.com I mentioned last time that I’ve been doing publicity and social media for this fall’s production of PAY UP, … Continue reading

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Living the Pig Iron Life

Hey world, My name is Alice Thatcher and I’m a super-senior working at Pig Iron Theatre Company in Kensington, Philadelphia. As is the life of an intern, I’ll be working on several different projects this summer, including grant writing, social … Continue reading

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The Man in the Moon – One Last History Mystery at LCP

In my last post I briefly described the work of digitizing American Sunday-School Union woodblocks. I’ve been holding off on writing this post because I hoped that I might be able to find an explanation for the above block, but … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Lunchroom – and Other Discoveries at the Library Company

I know that “Lunch” was never considered an appropriate answer to the common elementary school question “What’s your favorite class?”  But I have to admit that the lunchroom is one of my favorite spots at the Library Company of Philadelphia! Why?  … Continue reading

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