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App-xploitation? 

New evidence that I should stop using Apple devices: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn - NYTimes.com. But, if they didn't do it, wouldn't someone else? Let's reform patent law... even more!

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Three ways to… inspire a team 

A nice, if not idealistic, take on how organizations can use social media and new digital pathways to amplify their messages and improve the reception of their brands: 3 Ways to Usefully Lose Control of Your Brand | design mind. Leberecht goes a bit astray halfway through, but the thesis of the opening two minutes is an …

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The Rise of the New Groupthink 

The Rise of the New Groupthink - NYTimes.com I like this discussion, but it misses a key perspective. Cain make a bit of a straw man out of the pro-groupwork crowd. Fair enough, there are plenty of reasons to push back. But here's my spin: cut the part about "creativity" and there are many reasons …

Posted 71 months ago by

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FreeDU 

The back of a can of black beans has a link to 920 "free recipes." How will humanities-based higher education programs stay in business if this trend continues? #miniblogtweetcombo

Posted 72 months ago by

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Epistemic Games… and GAPS? 

This is an intriguing new marketing direction for the Epistemic Games Group: GAPS Games and Professional Simulations is a cooperative group comprised of six research groups across the country. We are headquartered by the Epistemic Games Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Love the idea, dislike the acronym?) Also check out this vialogue featuring Padraig Nash's …

Posted 74 months ago by

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College Attorneys on Fair Use 

Some notes from attending the National Association of College and University Attorneys' Copyright and Fair Use: Codes of Best Practice in Higher Education webinar. Quotes from the webinar: "For college's, applying 'fair use' doctrine should be a case of risk management." "'Fair Use' is about gray areas. You should ask yourself: is it a gray area for the …

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Steve Stoute’s Ideas 

Translation Ad Agency’s Chief, on Setting a Belief System - NYTimes.com. I enjoyed this interview, and appreciated Stoute's thoughts on organizational leadership.

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Syntax Terror – The Media Show 

The Media Show continues!


Reposted from The Media Show. Written by Gus Andrews.

Email goes horribly astray when the new intern tries to help Weena with her... hamster problem. Lesson learned: You never know whose hands your message will fall into if you spell that address wrong. Even spell check can't save you.

Posted 76 months ago by

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A Democratic Agency  ☆

For me, the story about EdLab—its purpose, vision, and strategy—boils down to the goal of democracy. This post is a reflection on today's seminar by Gary Natriello, but I think it may also resonate with anyone who's a part of a similar organization. Gary articulated a vision of the future of the education sector that …

Posted 78 months ago by

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Two More Years of Library’s Scholars’ Lab 

Mellon Grant Extension Boosts Digital Humanities Graduate Training Program. It's always interesting to see the funding trends in the area of the "digital humanities." In this case, the buzz is about UVA's "Library's Scholars' Lab" getting additional grant funding. Here's an additional note on where the money's going: The Mellon funding will also allow …

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Manifestos on Digital Humanities 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Leanora Lange.

While researching for one of my library science classes, I recently came across two different manifestos  for the Digital Humanities.  Digital Humanities has been an increasingly hot topic over the last five years or so, thanks to an increasing amount of humanities scholars blogging on scholarly topics (some examples are Planned Obsolescence

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A Service Design Opportunity  ☆

I just participated in a two day workshop run by Engine, a UK design group that focuses on applying diverse design processes to designing customer-oriented services. The workshop focused on designing services that are complex by nature, usually involving "four P's": People, Places, Processes, and Products (not to be confused with the four P's of marketing). …

Posted 81 months ago by

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First Day with Engine 

I just finished my first day of a 2-day "Service Design Workshop" run by Engine – a design group that focuses on service design. What is service design? It's pretty much as simple as it sounds, design processes applied to designing services. Of course, there's the challenge: services are complex by nature, involving "four P's": People, …

Posted 81 months ago by

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Drawing and an Argument for its Autonomy 

Should the ability to draw be seen as a literacy? Is it sensible to characterize the act of drawing as the reduction of  multi- dimensional events to readable two-dimensional imagery? Last Thursday I was lucky to attend a lecture and conversation by Professors Stephen Farthing and Simon Betts on "The Bigger Picture of Drawing: A New Curriculum …

Posted 81 months ago by

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World of 100 

Information about the world as if it were a village of 100 people -- a simple design and a powerful effect. Nice work Toby Ng!


Reposted from The Data Art Review. Written by Jihii Jolly.

Even when statistics are clearly represented as visuals, understanding data is difficult. We're not so naturally inclined to to understand statistics in relation to our personal, daily lives. An emerging method of providing people with the tools to achieve that contextual understanding is through interactive graphics, such as the 9/11+ME project (which uses Facebook or …

Posted 82 months ago by

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Check This Out: Ethnocharettes 

This is an interesting example of "design" being an inspiration for a day-long collaborative event. Interesting in many ways, but especially for the marathon-like duration. (It seems like it might not have been worth it . . .)


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by ten.

For those interested in developing courses that integrate ethnographic methodologies and social theory with the modeling practices of designers I suggest checking out the innovative work of the University of California Irvine's Center for Ethnography.

Posted 82 months ago by

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Snurblog liveblog at AIOR 

Igniting Internet Research | Snurblog. Another liveblog of our Ignite talks. These internet researchers are good at liveblogging!

Posted 82 months ago by

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Ignite Talk at AoIR Internet Research conference 

Matthew Allen » Blog Archive » IgniteIR – fast talks at AoIR Internet Research conference - Researcher, Educator and Net Critic. An early review of my Ignite talk on "Super-charging Creative Teams with Negative Feedback" at the Internet Researcher 12 conference. Cool!

Posted 82 months ago by

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Around the Campfire at IR12 

The Twitter hash for the conference was #ir12. I had a chance to meet Mike Monello from Campfire and hear about his work in transmedia marketing. Monello was one of the producers on the Blair Witch Project. I also went to a panel about communities and behaviors of fans online.

Posted 82 months ago by

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Schools for Tomorrow 

Nothing like a livestream to make it real. I'm speaking on "Tools Available in College" at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow event. In their words: . . . we’re bringing together 400 of the most influential leaders in teaching, government, philanthropy and industry. The goal: to harness the power of technology to improve …

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