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About jtp

Joanna Tova Price is a public librarian. She is also a graduate student at NYU studying digital humanities and the tension between humanist and technologist constructions of meaning. She lives with a couple roommates and a couple cats in Brooklyn.

A Report from Inside the Dream

I am having the strangest day, but I won’t talk about it just now. (The odd things happening will seem far less absurd in the future I imagine)

You ever think about the work that goes into setting up a life? As I explained it to my therapist, I think all people try their hardest to […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Dear Diary|0 Comments

Building a New Podcast, Part 2: A Reflection on Everyone Else

Hey Dylan,

Very much appreciated your thoughts, in particular:

“In my mind, this podcast will not just be a window into our friendship, but a celebration of friendship writ large. American society is weirdly myopic when it comes to human relations; we care a lot about who is having sex with whom, and care about blood relations, […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Media|0 Comments

Your Soul is Not an Estate Sale

Your soul is not an estate sale. If you let people pay what they want for the pieces of you that they desire, it will be to your dismay that they stick around, tossing things into the black places where they took from you.

GIVE IT BACK
TAKE IT BACK

This free market exchange was never free, how […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Dear Diary|0 Comments

Anthropochaos

One of my favorite hobbies is memorizing poetry on the subway — the poems the MTA got the license to post. Most of them could use some work, but it’s nice to say them anyway in my mind. And then when I seen them again, I get a warm fuzzy feeling. There’s something joyous in […]

By |December 9th, 2017|Dear Diary|0 Comments

Laws of the Land

Here is the only law about laws: No Law is Partisan.

Here are some other laws:

1) Suffering is contagious. If you care about those who suffer, then you care about people who cause suffering.
2) The political is not personal, and the personal is not political. The relationship operator is wrong. The political affects the personal, and the personal affects the […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Humanities & Social Thought|0 Comments

Twitter, Speech, and Flame War

Lately, as many of you who follow me on the Facebox are aware, I have been spending a lot of time with the alt right on Twitter. I made an alt account just to chill with them for awhile and see what the what is. I’m learning a lot, but one of the things I’m […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Media, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

This Should be an Essay

This Should be an Essay

I want to say that I feel your absence but I think
I feel the absence of recognition
You make bad poetry out of the best prose, falling apart
halfway through a thought

like you put the “fucked up” in “fucked up.”
or maybe it’s just the “uck.”

Anyway, maybe it’s better sense to pretend
you make sense, that […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Non-Fiction|0 Comments

American Grownups: Morality and Accountability for Privileged Adults in the U.S.A.

On my 31st birthday, I’ve learned to refrain from the temptation of feigning earnestness. I want to talk about compromise. Specifically, I want to talk about the compromise that is living better than other people live, despite knowing that other people are living in worse conditions. I want to talk about the relationship of that […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Dear Diary, Humanities & Social Thought, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

Do You Exist? (Or: The Deconstruction of Being)

I was recently reflecting on the relationship between the idea that we are a product of our conditions and personal experience.
I came to this when I was watching the newest season of House of Cards with a friend and we were watching the break down of Will Conway, the opponent of Kevin Spacey’s character […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Humanities & Social Thought, Non-Fiction|0 Comments

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Climbed Up the Spout Again

So last week, I formally dropped out of NYU’s interdisciplinary masters degree program for the humanities and social thought. The primary reason is that I ran out of motivation entirely, “burnt out” isn’t quite correct– I’m not exhausted, I’m not even exhausted with intellectual thought or writing, I just don’t care about school. I do […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Dear Diary, Humanities & Social Thought|0 Comments