- As Harvey Drowns Houston, Trump Struggles to Contain Himself | Vanity Fair – Who knew leadership could be so HARD! Cultural tourism can be so tedious. Especially at a distance. Look to the sequence of statements.
> Since the rain began falling, however, Trump has struggled to respond to the first natural disaster of his presidency with anything other than contrived seriousness at best, morbid fascination at worst.
> “Record setting rainfall,” Trump observed, before quickly getting in a plug for a friend’s book. “Many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen. Good news is that we have great talent on the ground,” he noted. “Wow – Now experts are calling #Harvey a once in 500 year flood! We have an all out effort going, and going well!” – (rhetoric politics trump )
- What authoritarianism experts think of Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio – – (authoritarianism politics trump power )
- notes very necessary || Barbara Bridger & J. R. Carpenter – > Notes Very Necessary is a collaboratively authored web-based multi-media essay that aims to addresses climate change by remixing images, text, and data generated by centuries imperialist, colonialist, capitalist, and scientific exploration in the Arctic. The title is borrowed from an essay authored in 1580 by the Englishmen Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman offering detailed instructions on how to conquer new territories by taking copious notes. In 2015 Barbara Bridger and J. R. Carpenter attempted to follow these instructions by making, finding, and faking notes, images, data, and diagrams online and reconfiguring them into a new narrative. – (DH digitallierature en3177 WCW mapping psychogeography )
- [toread] Donald Clark Plan B: 7 reasons: Why we need to kill boring ‘learning objectives’! – – (none)
- How to create visual relationships with contrast & similarity – A too-fast primer. – (webdesign design wcw erhetoric )
- Grades Fail Student Engagement with Learning | the becoming radical – Gaming he grade book and other study techniques – (pedagogy testing )
- [toread] Rethinking Wiki Lifecycle: Sites as Bounded Conversations – Reconsidering the long slow death of revisions in federated wikis as conversation. Moving to a new party re-enlivens the talk. “Each wiki site is the product of a bounded conversation, expected to die, but also expected to be raided for the next conversation” – (sfw wiki federatedwiki )
- The Value Of Links | Six Pixels of Separation – Nifty consideration of the link in blogging. – (WCW weblogs links blogging #en3177 )
- [toread] Is running old content a social hack, a handy feature or a trick? — Tech News and Analysis – – (wcw )
- Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook Getting Things Done And Other Systems – WebSeitz/wiki – Many people associate wikis with Wikipedia, but Wikipedia is really more of an exception. There are many thousands of wiki spaces in existence. Many of them are restricted to a specific group of people. Many business project teams use wikis as a way to accumulate plans and progress notes. Many classrooms use wikis for group projects, or for individual student or teacher notebooks.
But you can also create your own private wiki: nobody else will be able to read it or change it. I've been doing this for over a decade, and I think it's the best type of Notebook to keep. Using a wiki the right way gives you the best chance to refine and connect your thoughts over time, and connect your daily issues to big themes and choices in your life.
This also allows you to follow multiple systems of self-improvement, such as "Getting Things Done". You can use multiple systems at the same time and connect their commonalities, or switch across systems over time without forgetting everything you learned. And so you can evolve your own personal style of life management that takes the pieces of multiple systems that work best for you.
So half this book will pitch the general process I believe in, and half will lay out a specific process you can immediately follow to start making progress. – (notebook wiki notetaking )
- What Iterative Writing Looks Like (and why it’s important) | Hapgood – I’ve been talking a lot about our fascination with “StreamMode”, the current dominant mode of social media. StreamMode is the approach to organizing your thoughts as a history, integrated primarily as a sequence of events. You know that you are in StreamMode if you never return to edit the things you are posting on the web. – (wiki composing wcw )
- Is “Incivility” the New Communism? – Locally, our admin has tried this move to silence opposition and try to control register. It's kind of interesting to watch, but is really is a little desperate. Sad, almost, because the label just doesn't carry enough power to silence the opposition. How do you condemn incivility w/o being yourself uncivil? W silence, of course. – (none)
- something is rotten in the state of…Twitter | the theoryblog – Yeah, ok, if writ large. But it's not happening this way in my sphericule. Which is the point: the rot may be a function of lack of context, looking at tweets as floating free, like plastic beads in the ocean. But locally, exchange is contextualized and there are other social mores and practices at work. – (twitter erhet social_practices network_practices )
- Peak StreamMode – StreamMode and StateMode as nascent stubs for more development. – (twitter ehret wcw weblogs )
- Mark Bernstein: LectureNotes – – (dh wiki wcw erhetoric )
- Mark Bernstein: NeoVictorian Computing – a defense of artisan programming and computing. set of blog posts. – (dh software programming steampunk ple )
- Watters: Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money – A direct connect to students on what's collected and who profits (spoiler: it's not the student). Added bonus, Why I Don't Use D2l Reason #11: "Degree Compass [data mining and analytics"Instead it uses predictive analytics techniques based on grade and enrollment data to rank courses according to factors that measure how well each course might help the student progress through their program."] was acquired by the learning management system Desire2Learn in early 2013 for an undisclosed amount of money." One for FYC and A&E to read. – (fyc a&e d2l education )
- The Anatomy of the Perfect Blog Post – It's a sure thing. It's based on Science. But consider what perfect means here: SEO. – (rhetoric wcw wcwexample )
- Testing, Lists, the Loss of Knowledge and the Development of the Perpetual Present – Lists don't have to be reductive, (a list of 1001 solutions to poverty would not be reductive), and I wonder if it's the list itself that irks or the net genre of the list. Still, one for consideration. – (pedagogy epistemology )
- Tale of Tales – Realtime Art Manifesto – Read along with The Path. "Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn are new media artists who have embraced realtime 3D game technology as their artistic medium of choice. Realtime 3D is the most remarkable new creative technology since oil on canvas. It is much too important to be wasted on computer games alone. This manifesto is a call-to-arms for creative people (including, but not limited to, video game designers and fine artists) to embrace this new medium and start realizing its enormous potential. As well as a set of guidelines that express our own ideas and ideals about using the technology." – (DH digitalaesthetics gaming )
- danah boyd Why Snapchat is Valuable: It’s All About Attention – – (DH digitalliteracy digitalaesthetics )
- Hyperrhiz.06: Essays: A Four-Sided Model for Reading Hypertext Fiction – Four modes of reading are identified and described. These are semantization, exploration, self-reflection and absorption. These modes arise as the reader interacts with textual elements and utilises contextual features. Through the article the modes of reading will be discussed in relation to similar established concepts, such as the four approaches to playing MUDs identified by Richard Bartle (1996), and different attitudes of reading print literature represented in Wolfgang Iser's theory on "die Appellstruktur der Texte" (Iser 1974, 1978), or what he later in his text game theory calls "text game structures" (Iser 1989; 1993). – (DH hypertext WCW reading digitallierature digitalliteracy )
- Data Analysis: The Hard Parts – Cautions for DH wannabe-s with a copy of R on the MacBook Air. – (BigData dh )
- How people really read and share online – Data boffin shares select considerations about Time site. It's in Time. We know it's more complicated than this. It'a in *Time*. – (wcw )
- Is the World Wide Web just for luvvies and VCs – or for all of us? – Part 1 of History from the register. – (dh www history )