Friday Varia and Quick Hits
It finally feels like fall here. Cold. So some various varia and quick hits for a cool and cloudy Friday:
- A cool GigaPan of the Cave Art of Niaux. While you’re GigaPaning, be sure to check out Scott “The GigaPanda” Moore’s GigaPans from the Pyla-Koutsopetria.
- The good folks at the Center for History and the New Media rolled out the beta test of Omeka.net yesterday. Here’s the page. Sebastian Heath already has a page. We await his review!
- From the November 2010 issue of the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History: How is New Media Reshaping the Work of Historians?. And more on a similar theme with the list of Digital History panels at the AHA Meeting in 2012.
- Some pretty clever posts on a brand new blog called The Aporetic: Googling Peer Review and Peer Review and the Public Sphere.
- The Geohistorian is a really cool place based history project. Their really straight forward presentation “Using QR codes and mobile phones for learning” is the best of its kind that I’ve seen (here’s a link to their powerpointer (.ppt))
- This little video has gone viral (in certain circles). It’s not my favorite thing ever, but its a pretty clever take on the challenges facing anyone interested in getting a PhD in the humanities (although the people who seem to find it funniest, mostly have jobs).
- This is a pretty cool little article-like thing on early telecommunications in Australia.
- Jay-Z in the Wall Street Journal: the very fine line between “blowing up” and selling out.
- The Awl in the New York Times. See previous bullet point.
- More and more on student’s use of eBooks and Apps.
- This is pretty cool: Arne G. Breke Bygdebok Collection (if you don’t know what that means, it’s not for you!)
- The American School of Classical Studies is (1) videocasting their lecture series this year and (2) inviting cartoonists to speak. When I recorded a couple of presentations at the School for podcasting, there was interest, but some skepticism. Now they have embraced the technology. Imagine how much better a world we’ll live in if scholars can’t just give the same lecture over and over again, because they’ll know it will be recorded and available for the public.
- What I’m listening to: The Clinic, Internal Wrangler and, in memory of Ari Up, The Slits, Cut. (both via my music consultant, Kostis Kourelis)
- What I’m reading: David Forgacs ed., The Antonio Gramsci Reader. (New York 2000).
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