Monthly Archives for March 2003
Note to self: TouchÈ by Mouchette is all about the user having to caress the screen with her mouse to penetrate it for its secrets. Useful for that chapter about touch in digital texts.
At the McLuhan Program in Toronto they aim to “essentially (..) teach people to think like Marshall McLuhan did… you know… come up with cute aphorisms, predict the future, that sort of stuff…” I wonder if that’s the official learning … Continue reading
OMG. I got a link from Wired! What a claim to fame! It’s from another story on Salam Pax that discusses how the immense load on Salam Pax’s blog from Baghdad is creating problems for the server where he keeps … Continue reading
I wonder whether the hackers who yesterday replaced Al-Jazeera’s content with an American flag will be as relentlessly hunted by the FBI as they would be if they’d targeted CNN or Wall Street? Perhaps?
Today’s class was pretty good. First I asked the students to individually read one of four different web fictions for ten or fifteen minutes. The options were Tor ?ge BringsvÊrd’s dictionary story Faen. NÂ har de senket takh¯yden igjen, Liz … Continue reading
I’ve that known Finn Bostad and others in Trondheim have been thinking about weblogs and research logs and writing and pedagogy for a while; Finn’s and Ruth’s blogs have interesting thoughts about teaching, blogging and writing. Finn’s blog is called … Continue reading
Next semester I’ll be teaching digital culture, which is a survey and theory course rather than being practical like this semester’s web design course. I want to use blogs to focus on thinking and writing, so it will be different … Continue reading
In Narvik a couple of weeks ago I talked about young Norwegian net writers, and I particularly mentioned Karina Junker Larsens web papirepler and Mia Frogners torquate.net. This evening I had an email from Mia and a comment from Karina, … Continue reading
At first I thought I found Lt. Smash’s blog so unsatisfying because it’s bare of emotions, or almost bare. Lt Smash, an American soldier fighting in Iraq (if he’s not a hoax too), writes matter of factly in a prose … Continue reading