The FIMSSC Recommends….

We handle with a lot of questions on council:

“When are first year rep applications open?”
“What is a Street Team?”
“I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. What should I do?”
“What are good FIMS-y websites?”

While we try to answer as many as possible through email and on our website, we can’t get them all.
In light of this, we’ve decided to be proactive by releasing some of the best applications, websites, and tools that council members use to stay on their FIMS A-games.

Books:

    Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges
    Recommended by: Steph Schoenhoff, President

    Chris Hedges looks at the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state

    Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
    Recommended by: Melissa Peterson, VP Events

    Provides an area in which to work through concepts like commodity fetishism or Debord’s spectacle – & it’s fiction!

    Capitalist Realism, Is There No Alternative by Mark Fisher
    Recommended by: Melissa Peterson, VP Events

    Ever tried to imagine a world without capitalism but couldn’t? Mark Fisher explores why in Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?

    The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein
    Recommended by: Jenai Kershaw, MTP Rep

    If the world wasn’t bad enough, you’re now introduced to Disaster Capitalism. Naomi Klein explores a flourishing industry based off violence, chaos and vulnerability.

Chrome Extensions:

    OneTab
    Recommended by: Nico DiPlacido, VP Communications

    OneTab is the most important AddOn I use for Google Chrome. It manages your open tabs into an easy to store and manage page. Reduces memory and battery usage, while having the option to “bookmark” a page without making that big commitment to throw it in the bookmark stack.

    Momentum
    Recommended by: Maximilian Specht, Chairperson

    A Chrome extension worth checking out. It provides a friendly dashboard with personalized greetings, inspirational quotes, and a to-do list worth adhering too!
    Want to start your day off right? Momentum for Chrome is a great way to keep yourself, organized, happy, and healthy!

PODCASTS:

    Serial
    Recommended by: Kennedy Ryan, Grad Rep

    The new podcast from the wonderful people who brought you This American Life

    99% Invisible
    Recommended by: Ramon Sanchez, MPI Rep

    99% Invisible looks at the design of everyday things from white bread, revolving doors, and the high heel. The designs of everyday things explained in 20mins.

VIDEOS:

    Glenn Greenwald – Why privacy matters
    Recommended by: Steph Schoenhoff, President

    Extra Credits
    Recommended by: Ramon Sanchez, MPI Rep

    Extra Credits; weekly online video show that discusses the importance of video games. Can video games really be more about entertainment? Yes. Yes they can.

… MORE COMING SOON

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