By Bruce Sterling and Lorraine Wild
Includes Sterling’s essay on design fiction
MIT Press, by Barry Katz and Branko Lukic
By Near Future Laboratory
Exhibit lets you easily create Web pages with advanced text search and filtering functionalities, with interactive maps, timelines, and other visualizations. The Exhibit 3.0 software has two separate modes:Â ScriptedÂ for building smaller in-browser Exhibits, and stagedÂ for bigger server-based Exhibits.
Dido is a web page that contains data and visualizations of it that you can edit right in the page. It’s based on ourÂ ExhibitÂ framework, but adds the ability to modify what you are looking at.
I will convert your Excel data into one of several web-friendly formats, including HTML, JSON and XML.
JunarÂ is a community-based website, in which users share the data they extract from the web. With thisÂ “Wikipedia-collaborative”Â approach,Â Junar‘s users will benefit from having access to a huge and diverse catalog of data.
Intercultural dialogue itself, as a governmental project, must always struggle against the likelihood of failure because most people do not tend spontaneously to communicate across lines of difference.
By Sharon Daniel and Erik Loyer: Blood Sugar is an audio archive of conversations with 20 current and former injection drug users.
By Sharon Daniel and Erik Loyer: “What function does the three million dollar razor wire fence at the California Correctional Women’s Facility serve? Certainly, it keeps people ‘in’ the prison, but perhaps, more crucially, it gives society an easy ‘out,’ functioning as a convenient screen for our disavowals about systemic injustice, social inequality, and the crippling effects of poverty. ‘Public Secrets’ powerfully reveals the costs — both personal and social — of such projections and denials.”
The Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States, ended more than four decades ago. Current debates about immigration policy-including discussions about a new guest worker program-have put the program back in the news and made it all the more important to understand this chapter of American history. Yet while top U.S. and Mexican officials re- examine the Bracero Program as a possible model, most Americans know very little about the program, the nation’s largest experiment with guest workers. Indeed, until very recently, this important story has been inadequately documented and studied, even by scholars.
The Crocodile CafÃ© Collection contains 118 continuous-days of live music recordings (that’s about 2,840 hours worth of music). Recorded at the CafÃ© between May 2002 and December 2007 by audio engineerÂ Jim Anderson, these recordings document performances by hundreds of artists, both notable and obscure. From indy rock to punk, freak folk to noise, the collection captures numerous memorable and energetic performances. Whatever your opinion of a particular band, the crystalline quality of the recordings is a testament to Mr. Anderson’s audio engineering prowess.
MukurtuÂ (MOOK-oo-too ) is a free and open source community archive platform that provides a standards-based, content management system adaptable to the local cultural protocols and intellectual property rights systems of Indigenous communities.
A fantastic overview and resource, by Lisa Spiro (NITLE Labs, June 2011)
Includes a handy list of “Student Privacy Tips”
Mark Sample: “This blogging about blogging invariably ends up being a pivotal moment in the studentsâ€™ relationship to the class blog. Itâ€™s when they begin to have a sense of ownership over their ideas, a kind of accountability that carries over into their class discussion and other written work.”
Cathy Davidson: “This course proposes an evaluation system that matches the purpose of the course, where students learn how to be responsible judges of quality and helps them learn to be responsive to feedback as well.”
Proceduracy, which is my term for the literacy associated with computer programming, is the ability to break down complex processes into smaller procedures and express them explicitly enough to be read by a computer. I note that computer code has become infrastructural to Western society in the same way that text did during the Middle Ages; underlying most of our daily communication and activities is a layer of computer code. Because computer code is so central to so much of what we do, the literacy associated with it is a literacy that matters, a literacy that is both infrastructural and powerful. A number of programmers claim that what I'm calling proceduracy should and will be a mass literacy. I'm using the history of mass literacy to understand this potentiality.
A syllabus for digital humanities at the undergraduate level (includes a graphic syllabus)
If you want women and people of color in your community, if it is important to you to have a diverse discipline, you need to do something besides exhort us to code.
A formation of the field from the perspective of digital rhetoric, composition, and writing studies
Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English StudiesÂ joins the ongoing conversation about collaborative work in the humanities. Instead of focusing exclusively on the digital humanities or emphasizing only the large-scale computational analysis or archival projects typical of that field of study, the collection focuses on a variety of projects led by or involving English studies professionals in particular. In doing so, the collection demonstrates growing interest in and diverse application of collaborative methods within the field and provides examples of the exigencies that have prompted a move away from the stereotypical lone-scholar model of scholarly work toward collaborative endeavors.