Cave… Movies?: Nothing New about New Media

Maxim: Some new media is old. And all media, at some point, has been new. Even the old stuff. Film was once new media; radio, too. Just how old can new media get? Ancient. We’re talking cave-painting old. I just ran across a post (“Stoneage Artists Created Prehistoric Movies”) at Discover News blog which points to an article in the June issue of Antiquity. The article suggests that certain techniques…

September 18, 2012
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Leg Work: The Beginning Stages of Putting Together a Digital Text

I just finished my production work on a new digital text: “Remixing Our Scholarship: .” It’s basically a blog consisting of a series of videos recorded at the 2010 Cs Conference at a panel organized by Joanna Wolfe and the Cs Research Committee. I’m proud of it, but I’m also incredibly happy to be finished. In the interests of making more visible the intellectual work of digital production and design,…

April 4, 2011
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Leg Work: The Beginning Stages of Putting Together a Digital Text

I just finished my production work on a new digital text: “Remixing Our Scholarship: .” It’s basically a blog consisting of a series of videos recorded at the 2010 Cs Conference at a panel organized by Joanna Wolfe and the Cs Research Committee. I’m proud of it, but I’m also incredibly happy to be finished. In the interests of making more visible the intellectual work of digital production and design,…

April 4, 2011
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New Media Patience: A Digital Composing Virtue

Whew. I’ve been on the road now for almost an entire month. I’m exhausted. And it’s got me thinking about the role patience plays in working with new media.* In this post, I’m going to try to think about it from the role of someone who produces new media scholarship. Context I’m teaching at DMAC again this summer, and we’re into the home stretch with the visiting participants’ projects. We…

June 13, 2010
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New Media Patience: A Digital Composing Virtue

Whew. I’ve been on the road now for almost an entire month. I’m exhausted. And it’s got me thinking about the role patience plays in working with new media.* In this post, I’m going to try to think about it from the role of someone who produces new media scholarship. Context I’m teaching at DMAC again this summer, and we’re into the home stretch with the visiting participants’ projects. We…

June 13, 2010
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Blake’s Illuminated Manuscripts… What Can New Media Scholars Learn?

Working through some readings about “the history of the book” this afternoon. Stumbled across a fascinating selection from David Erman about William Blake’s Illuminated manuscripts. Obviously, it’s awfully reductive to suggest that Blake was a precursor to contemporary new media authors or even bloggers, but the following passage is rich with some interesting ideas: “The fact that William Blake wrote, printed, illustrated, and published his own poems by ‘a method…

February 1, 2010
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