Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Anyone have experience with any of these journals, good, bad or ugly?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
THE UCF CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL RESEARCH
and the UCF WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM
ELLEN BERRY, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Starting an Online Scholarly Journal
Thursday, March 26, 2009
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dr. Ellen Berry is Professor of English at Bowling Green State University, where she specializes in Contemporary Cultural Theories, especially cultural theories, feminist theories, film theory, theories of the avant garde, theories of modernism and postmodernism, transculture studies, and postcommunist cultural studies. Dr. Berry’s interests include 20th‐ and 21st‐century writers, especially women’s writing and experimental forms of writing, narrative theory, history of the novel, and cultural narratives.
Publications include Transcultural Experiments: Russsian and American Models of Creative Communication (co‐authored with Mikhail Epstein and published by St. Martin’s), as well as essays on Kathy Acker, Gertrude Stein, and Jeannette Winterson. Dr. Berry is founder and co‐editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer‐reviewed, bi‐annual journal of cultural studies.
Monday, March 2, 2009
How-to demonstration: configuring Wireshark, creating filters, saving data
Phenomena to sniff: joining a network via DHCP; an iPhone receives a call; web browsing; network print job; Wii
What to do with it: collage/montage, create a narrative,
Thoughts on Mob Teleaction
Many recordings of “the same” phenomena using different technologies from different positions
Collecting these recordings into a (or distributed) database(s), tagging them, associating them
Presenting the database contents in different ways, the reversal of the recording. Using off-the-shelf tools like iPhoto, GIMP, OpenOffice, etc. as well as creating web pages, stand alone applications, etc.
Even if you are concerned that a goal to “synthesize subjective impressions into a single narrative” violates Rice's definition of cool, you get out of it by realizing that the group forming just one of many presentation mechanisms as the course is reiterated escapes the supposition of a single, individual viewpoint constructed by a single, individual writer (artist, creator, generator, builder, copyist, etc.).
Kind of like the “double funnels” model from Memmott's Lexia to Perplexia
This project should be hosted on Sourceforge.net or some other global, free, open source development community: to extend the work beyond the boundaries of the classroom both spatially and temporally, to provide world-class development, bug tracking, feedback, source control tools, and to expose students to these processes.
Over time and iterations of the course (perhaps taught at other locations, too) this toolset will grow and mutate so that it will not be necessary to enroll the help of a cadre of developers every time, expecting that the class enrollment will contain a mix of interests and proficiencies.
Design and Hosting are also project development aspects that must be handled along with behind the scenes programming and the actual collection of digital media.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Greenfield believes ministers have not yet looked at the broad cultural and psychological effect of on-screen friendships via Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.
She told the House of Lords that children's experiences on social networking sites "are devoid of cohesive narrative and long-term significance. As a consequence, the mid-21st century mind might almost be infantilised, characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity".
Arguing that social network sites are putting attention span in jeopardy, she said: "If the young brain is exposed from the outset to a world of fast action and reaction, of instant new screen images flashing up with the press of a key, such rapid interchange might accustom the brain to operate over such timescales. Perhaps when in the real world such responses are not immediately forthcoming, we will see such behaviours and call them attention-deficit disorder.