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…

15 April 2012

15 April 2012. -requested Second Person (edited by Wardrip-Fruin); WF mentions Jill Walker Rettberg’s article that “talks about the pleasure found in learning the quest-based fictions of a place” (Expressive Processing 61). Hopefully other good stuff in the collection as well. -slogging through Expressive Processing.