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The Future of Indie Book Stores

Great article today from NPR – harkens back to our online vs. print discussion. http://www.npr.org/2010/12/14/132026420/end-of-days-for-bookstores-not-if-they-can-help-it

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something of interest

I know that nobody has time to do anything but study right now, but I came across an interesting article in the NY Times via the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) website.  It mentions some really interesting DH projects, … Continue reading

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ATTN Class: an Approach to the Collaborative Final

Hey guys and gals, just wanted to throw something out there.  Between pounding cups of coffee and studying and writing papers back-to-back, I know we’re all extremely busy in the last two weeks of the semester.  I do, however, have … Continue reading

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Visualization

Visualizations are used for a very simple purpose: to visually represent sets of data in a way that aims to be clear, simple, and easily understood.  Executed well, visualizations can help us understand single sets of data as well as … Continue reading

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Peak Break-Up Times on Facebook

I found this hilarious, in a dark humor sort of way. Judging by the Everest-like peaks around Spring Break and Winter Break, the facebook crowd seems to prefer a relationship break with as little potential conflict as possible, seeing as … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Mother

Dear Mom, You’ve done a wonderful job bearing, rearing, admonishing and feeding me over the years (superb, really), but I’m in college now and I even have a creepy mustache.  What I’m about to tell you might be a bit … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the Beats, pt I

In this two-part series, John and I will discuss possible uses of crowdsourcing in our research project on the Beat Movement for the consideration of our group members, Derek, Keenan and Ken. Assuming that there would be ample funding for … Continue reading

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The Joy of Transcribing

“All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas.”  Sorry, but I just can’t help but make a Bob Ross reference here.  Now sure, I’d be lying if I told you that I enjoyed Transcribing Bentham … Continue reading

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Social Media Roundtable

A little dated, I know, but I was reading Time magazine yesterday and it contained printed highlights from this video. Couldn’t help but think of you guys and gals. Social Media Roundtable

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The Role of the Artist

This is a mass comment. I’ve been looking at all the recent activity on our site and a new branch of discussion seems to have opened regarding the survival of literature.  Amanda puts it to us clearly: It can have … Continue reading

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Digital Literature (and more Cute Babies)

I’m big on taking notes.  Tangible notes in a nice, bold pen in my CAPS LOCK-cursive hybrid handwriting.  This class has been one big experiment for me in that I haven’t printed a single article out.  I use Diigo.  I … Continue reading

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Check it!

An interesting conglomeration of a couple of our most recent topics, brought to you by EscapeIntoLife.com! 1. New Media Exhibition 2. A digital tribute to the works of Ä°lhan Koman

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Alan Liu: perplexing Jeeves and babies since 2008

Alan Liu #12 “How can literature be digital?  And how can the digital (the home territory, after all, of office files, databases, and spreadsheets as well as mass entertainment special effects) be literary…Does literature really have a future in a … Continue reading

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Typewriters, Log Cabins, and X-Men: Online Publishing vs. Print

Lately, I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that people are going to have read what I write and scrutinize whatever art I might create; that is, if I ever want to move out of my mother’s house and … Continue reading

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Questions

Flanders: In your interview with Dr. Schlitz, you talk about the effects of DH on the humanities, namely how DH will ultimately bring a knowledge and understanding of the humanities to a much wider audience.  My question then is what … Continue reading

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Definition?

It was a sunny day last April (or May) when John Shilpetski told me in his commanding voice that I ought to take Digital Humanities with him.  What could I do but obey?  Even if the words Digital Humanities fell … Continue reading

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