Reading: Language Log » They triumphs?

Source Because language is always political. Pronouns reawaken. Remember tis/ter/tem? A statement from Manjoo, a commentary from Language Log, and an index to earlier columns. Manjoo is apparently suggesting that everyone should choose the opt-out option, at least with respect to pronoun choices, so that they replaces he and she just as you replaced thou.… Continue reading Reading: Language Log » They triumphs?

What I’m reading 5 Mar 2016 through 7 Mar 2016

Should Academics Talk to Katie Couric? – The Chronicle – Once more into the breech of consumption. Don't make me think! "Academic writing has the benefit of scholarly rigor, full documentation, and original thinking. But the transmission of our ideas is routinely hampered — understandably, given academe’s publication, evaluation, and tenure conditions — by a… Continue reading What I’m reading 5 Mar 2016 through 7 Mar 2016

What I’m reading 18 Jan 2016 through 25 Jan 2016

Simmer, The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature – "These features, I argue, characterize the weblog as a distinctive literary and creative mode, something richer and more nuanced than viewing it as simply the outcome of a specific toolset or formal structure allows for. The form’s literariness, then, is not a quality achieved by some weblogs… Continue reading What I’m reading 18 Jan 2016 through 25 Jan 2016

What I’m reading 12 Dec 2015 through 13 Dec 2015

Fitzpatrick – The Pleasure of the Blog: The Early Novel, the Serial, and the Narrative Archive – Nifty thesis:” “All blogs, for Himmer, are in some sense literary, because of the nature of their readers’ interactions with them. … Such a claim begins to suggest that the reasons we read blogs may be slightly different… Continue reading What I’m reading 12 Dec 2015 through 13 Dec 2015

What I’m reading 30 Oct 2015 through 9 Nov 2015

[toread] Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks -e-Literate – – (oer ) An Inconvenient Proof – A primer on data collection and processing. "Unless individuals are offered personal clouds or methodologies that provide privacy by design, it’s time to recognize that keeping people from controlling their personal… Continue reading What I’m reading 30 Oct 2015 through 9 Nov 2015

What I’m reading 28 May 2015 through 9 Jun 2015

Re-imagining Twitter – Example of how making it complex changes its potential. There's nothing intuitive about categories and stories: they are social concepts imported to bootstrap connection. What they do is make contextual information explicit rather than implicit. That adds to what can be carried by 140 characters. Ease of use gives way to augmentation.… Continue reading What I’m reading 28 May 2015 through 9 Jun 2015

bookmarks for December 31st, 2012 through January 1st, 2013

The Corkboard | Enhancing WordPress-as-LMS – – (wordpress lms ple ) Anthology of European Electronic Literature – Works – – (DH DigitalHumanities digitalpoetics ) [toread] Census Dotmap – – (visualization ) Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves – Fair intro to the more complex theme of self- and cultural-construction. –… Continue reading bookmarks for December 31st, 2012 through January 1st, 2013

bookmarks for January 22nd, 2011

Dear Michael: An Open Letter From The Present About The Future Of Your Past – A brief article on giving up social media for blogging and letter writing as one way of making the trace of an online life coherent. Places the blog as a space to collect one's thoughts. – (history en3177 socialmedia identity… Continue reading bookmarks for January 22nd, 2011

bookmarks for January 16th, 2011 through January 17th, 2011

Fortune favors the bold and the italicized – A little upset here on the visual side: designing texts for difficult reading: "disfluency – the subjective experience of difficulty associated with cognitive operations – leads to deeper processing … Study 1 found that information in hard-to-read fonts was better remembered than easier to read information in… Continue reading bookmarks for January 16th, 2011 through January 17th, 2011

bookmarks for August 14th, 2009

Here we are…there we are going « Connectivism – A fast but insightful critique of the current thinking on open content. Learning consists of weaving together coherent (personal) narratives of fragmented information. The narrative can be now created through social sensemaking systems (such as blogs and social networks), instead of centrally organized courses. Courses can… Continue reading bookmarks for August 14th, 2009