Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange · Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS We’re back! We’re back from our Semester break and keen to get back into creating the content you know and love.  This week, we’re joined by Dr Sean Heath! The newest Familiar Stranger. In the first part of this panel, we … Continue reading Ep #93: Waterworlds, Witchcraft and Chaos: This Month on TFS

Ep# 86: The Funging the Non-Fungible & The Changing Face of Protests: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange · Ep# 86- The Funging The Non - Fungible & The Changing Face Of Protests- This Month On TFS Welcome back to The Familiar Strange! We’re joined this week by our newest Familiar Stranger, Kathryn! You might have heard her on Episode 84 last season but we’ve convinced her to stick around! … Continue reading Ep# 86: The Funging the Non-Fungible & The Changing Face of Protests: This Month on TFS

Masks and Their Moralities

For some, instructions to wear masks in public places have been an opportunity to chart new courses in fashion or have simply been a minor inconvenience in the effort to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Alternatively, for others in more libertarian and sometimes conspiratorial groups, the face mask has become a symbol of the overreach of the state. I suspect for many of those reading this blog post the opposition to wearing masks seems deeply irrational and perplexing. Likewise, I have found these sentiments troubling and an affront to my own sense of community and ethics. For myself, wearing a mask has become a way of publicly presenting my commitment to stopping the spread of viruses and an acknowledgement of science and evidence as a guide to public health policy. So how has the face mask become a symbol of such divergent meanings?