Monthly Archives for May 2005

fridges and such

Does anyone have any experience with Gorenje fridges? Yes, I just spent two hours researching fridges. I’m renovating, which is awesome, and I’m so looking forward to moving into my upgraded, modern, compact apartment, but for the meantime I’m stuck … Continue reading

31. May 2005 by Jill
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busy busy busy

[Update: later that day. Goodness. Don’t you hate these “busier-than-thou” posts? Oh well, please forgive me, these things happen to the best of us… And I was feeling kinda guilty for not posting!] Among the next few weeks’ all-consuming tasks … Continue reading

31. May 2005 by Jill
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stuff going on in bergen

The Bergen Festival’s on. There’s a sound installation in the greenhouse at MusÈhagen up at the university, and resonanCITY is a performance tonight at Teatergarasjen exploring “live cinema” using sounds collected locally. More info on new mediaish performances available at … Continue reading

28. May 2005 by Jill
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notes from digital textuality seminar in Bergen (day 2)

Today’s seminar includes a talk by Terje Hillesund on e-books and open access (“Web browsers are designed for browsing, not for reading!”), Claire BÈlisle about how the materiality of books affects our conception of text and reading, and looking at … Continue reading

27. May 2005 by Jill
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my talk for the digital text seminar today

For my presentation today I’m going to hand out the draft of the paper I just had accepted to Hypertext ’05, about feral hypertext (yay!), but instead of discussing it directly I’m going to demonstrate the technology, which is I … Continue reading

27. May 2005 by Jill
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the stare of the author as you read

There are more and more wonderful Norwegian blogs by literary people. I particularly enjoyed a recent post by ÿystein Vidnes criticising Norwegian book design: you see, most hardbook novels are designed so the author’s face is right at the left … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jill
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words invented yesterday

This is fun: brand new words invented yesterday. The Norwegian Newspaper Corpus scrapes newspaper content from online versions of Norwegian newspapers, matches all the words against words used previously in this and other electronic corpuses (corpi?) they have access to, … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jill
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19th century newspapers and blogs

Stephen Shimanek is talking about creating a digital version of Alexandre Dumas’ journal Le Mousquetaire (work he’s doing with Sarah Mombert), and I’m struck by how much these early newspapers or journals might have had in common with blogs. Funny … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jill
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don’t let em google our books!

Philippe Règnier mentioned a controversy between the French national library and Google’s scheme to put books online. “You’ve probably heard about it,” he said, and the French people all made sounds of recognition, but I hadn’t heard of it at … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jill
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notes from digital textuality seminar in Bergen

Today there have been talks on the history of critical editions and the political economy of digital critical editions, about the Wittgenstein Archive, a digital edition of all Wittgenstein’s notebooks developed here in Bergen, about digitalisation of early French newspapers … Continue reading

26. May 2005 by Jill
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