1 November 2012

-two hour teaching workshop (and requisite readings) on designing effective writing assignments with Roger Graves. Excellent stuff, as always. -read the introduction to Chun and Keenan’s enormous New Media Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. The intro was disappointingly good–disappointing because the book is massive and filled with all sorts of good stuff and…

30 October 2012

Started the blog (this blog!) in earnest today. I’ve been posting the log of research updates that I’ve been keeping (sporadically) for the past several months. Someone once said that links are the currency of the Web so I’ll link to the resources that I mention whenever I can. Although I’m still playing with the…

21 August 2012

-reading K. Hayles’s new book, How We Think. Prompted me to request Nicholas Carr’s The shallows : how the Internet is changing the way we think, read and remember, from 2010. Also requested, Gary Hall’s Digitize this Book!, which I’ve seen around a lot but not taken seriously (probably because the title reminds me too…

19 April 2012

-notes from Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s article in Debates in DH; very short and covers some of Kirschenbaum’s ground. Interesting bit about the difference between doing DH and reflecting on what doing DH means/is from more traditional humanities perspective; thankfully, Fitzpatrick argues that this doesn’t need to be a disciplinary divide: theory and practice unite! (how anyone…

18 April 2012

-picked up a bunch of books, which look to be useful to varying degrees: Twisty Little Passages, Hypertext 3.0 (again, as I didn’t get to look through it much last time I had it out), Second Person; most interested in the third one as the others seem mostly to be about interactive fiction, which is…

17 April 2012

-gave up on WF’s Expressive Processing. I was tired of it. -working through some of Donald A. Norman’s Emotional Design. It is mostly about design principles, but also contains a lot about affect and emotions (although, for Norman, affect is the part of the brain that assigns value to certain items or situations); there are…

16 April 2012

-won another round of library recall battle over Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities. -still slogging through Expressive Processing. It is getting worse. -requested Marie-Laure Ryan’s text Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory, because of the title (and WF talks about it in EC); also requested Rettberg’s book Blogging, and found her book Digital…