Google Glasses: Love it. Fear it. Love it. Fear it.

I find this concept video, though likely at least a few years off, really exciting. Exciting enough that I would actually start saving for it now, if I had confidence it were actually coming soon. However, it’s a Google project. Other than Search (game changer), Reader (awesome, but dying) Gmail (better than most) and Docs (people only really use it because it’s Google), Google tends to seriously screw up or…

April 4, 2012
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Google Glasses: Love it. Fear it. Love it. Fear it.

I find this concept video, though likely at least a few years off, really exciting. Exciting enough that I would actually start saving for it now, if I had confidence it were actually coming soon. However, it’s a Google project. Other than Search (game changer), Reader (awesome, but dying) Gmail (better than most) and Docs (people only really use it because it’s Google), Google tends to seriously screw up or…

April 4, 2012
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Stunning Book Craft Vid, Roland Barthes, and Reading Practices

I’ve been busy lately. Like everyone else out there who reads this blog, most likely. Grading. Prepping. Teaching. Reading. Researching. Adds up, I know. You know. So today, and maybe for at least the next couple of weeks, I’ll be pointing at some things with a bit of commentary. Hope you like it enough. Here’s the first of several… I am in love with this animation. (I don’t think it’s…

October 14, 2010
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Manuscript Pages, Competing Interests, Scholarship

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about books as material instantiations of negotiated interests. That’s the short version, of course, but it’ll do for now. I’ve been especially interested in how specific interests (like readers, authors, publishers, genre expectations, etc) affect a book’s physical form. This morning, I ran across this blog entry from Charles Stross. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. What it lacks in documentation and research,…

April 20, 2010
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Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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