You’ve Got the Wrong Guy: On Paul Ford’s “What Is Code?”

June 21, 2015

If you Twitter follow some of the more active scholars and writers focused on computers-and-writing, rhetoric, and/or the digital humanities, you’ve probably seen plenty of tweets and retweets with links to Paul Ford’s incredible web text: “What Is Code?” And if you’ve followed any of those links, and if you’re like me, you arrived at his text, started reading, and reading, and reading… Then, again if you’re like me, you…

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The Beginnings of a Tech Review Process Workflow and Checklist

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April 1, 2014

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m starting to experiment a bit with tech reviews of hardware and software appealing to novice and more experienced digital scholars and digital storytellers. I’ll be writing most of the reviews for the Center for Digital Storytelling blog, and those will later be posted here with a month lag-time. I’ll also write a few just for this site, if they aren’t all that relevant for…

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An Audio Interface for the iPad: The Focusrite iTrack Solo

Let’s be honest. An iPad, on its own, isn’t great for audio recording. The onboard microphone can’t possibly capture good quality audio, and there’s no effective way of monitoring your audio as your record it. And yet the iPad still holds some powerful allure for many digital storytellers. Believe me, I get it. The mobility. The build quality. The compact restraint of the tablet form. The tactility of the touch…

October 3, 2011
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Book Review: The Book on the Bookshelf (Petroski, 1999)

The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski My rating: 4 of 5 stars [via @trauman] The first half of this book focuses on the co-evolution of the physical/material form of the book (from tablet to scroll to codex) and the way Western culture has fostered access to this form. They evolve in tandem. Really informative. Very clearly written. Should be great resource for my dissertation: shows how objects must…

July 7, 2011
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Book Review: The Book on the Bookshelf (Petroski, 1999)

The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski My rating: 4 of 5 stars [via @trauman] The first half of this book focuses on the co-evolution of the physical/material form of the book (from tablet to scroll to codex) and the way Western culture has fostered access to this form. They evolve in tandem. Really informative. Very clearly written. Should be great resource for my dissertation: shows how objects must…

July 7, 2011
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Apogee MiC: A Review

MiC from Apogee: A Review from Trauman on Vimeo. STRENGHTS: Extremely Portable. Sounds fantastic. Great build quality. Cardioid pickup pattern. Device-powered. WEAKNESSES: No headphone monitoring. Records one-person at a time. Price (though a good value). RECOMMENDATION: For portability, durability, and sound quality, it’s a great option. You’ve probably heard that the best camera is the one you have with you. Your smart phone, even though it’s not the greatest, still…

May 28, 2010
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