Reading: Four Seasons Total Landscaping Is a Perfect Trump Backdrop

From Four Seasons Total Landscaping Is a Perfect Trump Backdrop via Daring Fireball. I love the scent of irony in the morning. The photos that emerged from the event had the tawdriness of America’s worst cityscapes and the richness of an allegorical painting. The sound system’s snarl of cables lay sloppily piled on the asphalt,… Continue reading Reading: Four Seasons Total Landscaping Is a Perfect Trump Backdrop

Reading: PsyArXiv Preprints | Bullshit Makes the Art Grow Profounder

From PsyArXiv Preprints | Bullshit Makes the Art Grow Profounder Abstract Across four studies participants (N = 818) rated the profoundness of abstract art images accompanied with varying categories of titles, including: pseudo-profound bullshit titles (e.g., The Deaf Echo), mundane titles (e.g., Canvas 8), and no titles. Randomly generated pseudo-profound bullshit titles increased the perceived… Continue reading Reading: PsyArXiv Preprints | Bullshit Makes the Art Grow Profounder

Reading: So

Source Making semiotic sense of an annoying stylistic tic: So says more than you might want it to. This is apparently is an example of semantic bleaching, similar to the process that turned very and really (and more recently literally) into intensifiers. The OED lists so as an “adv. and conj.” glossed as “In the… Continue reading Reading: So

What I’m reading 18 Aug 2017 – 24 Aug 2017

President Trump Shares Anti-Obama Eclipse Meme | Time.com – Semiotic misfire. Language is bigger than we are. > The President's opponents are not above just this kind of semiotic misfire. – (meme semiotics erhetoric ) Daring Fireball: Wading Through AccuWeather’s Bullshit Response – Be aware. But be aware of the rhetorical moves of the companies… Continue reading What I’m reading 18 Aug 2017 – 24 Aug 2017

What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian – Handing over the keys? > History shows that war presents the ideal opportunity for the authoritarian-minded to amass, consolidate and concentrate power. Dissent can be more easily portrayed as treachery; jingoism sweeps the nation, boosting the popularity of… Continue reading What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

What I’m reading 25 Mar 2016 through 26 Mar 2016

Teaching McLuhan: Understanding Understanding Media | Enculturation – more than this, he's drawing line from McL to Carr and others. "In this essay I will explain how I interpret McLuhan’s Understanding Media to my students. This essay is more interpretative than pedagogical. If we understand what McLuhan is saying in this book and how he… Continue reading What I’m reading 25 Mar 2016 through 26 Mar 2016

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 27 Jan 2016 through 30 Jan 2016

10 Ways to Annotate with Students – Hypothesis – annotation as an end in itself, a waypoint. – (dh en3177 notes annotation tools notetaking ) Lean WordPress: A guide to optimizing your CMS – – (#en3177 en3177 ) Representation or Presentation? – A primer by Jill Waker Rettberg. Essential reading for students looking at selfies… Continue reading What I’m reading 27 Jan 2016 through 30 Jan 2016

What I’m reading 7 Jan 2016

[toread] How I got excited about teaching again – – (assessment coursedesign ) [toread] Media for Thinking the Unthinkable – – (dh InfoDesign infographics semiotics ) Simulating The World (In Emoji) – A primer for DH students in understanding procedures and getting a sense of what's possible. By making. In open source. It's playtime. –… Continue reading What I’m reading 7 Jan 2016

What I’m reading 21 Jun 2015 through 24 Jun 2015

68% of Statistics Are Meaningless, D2L Edition – Told u so. the LMS has nothing to offer in analytics. Wake up, partner. "I can’t remember the last time I read one of D2L’s announcements without rolling my eyes." – (d2l edcrap ) Challenging MOOCs – "Rather, I worry that MOOCs will increasingly deliver all studies… Continue reading What I’m reading 21 Jun 2015 through 24 Jun 2015