Monthly Archives for September 2005

SensiCal

I’m trying to decide whether I’d want this or not: A Calendar with Common Sense. A calendar that knows, for instance, that if I’m in Chicago I won’t be able to go to a lecture in Bergen, or that if … Continue reading

13. September 2005 by Jill
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launch for digitale fortellinger

Tonight is the launch of Digitale fortellinger, where a dozen or so digital narratives have been selected and developed and are to be presented on nrk.no, the public Norwegian broadcasting network’s website. I was on the jury this spring, and … Continue reading

13. September 2005 by Jill
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thoughts dispersing

People read my paper on feral hypertext! And (I think) misquoted me in just the way that I’ve been thinking, lately, was perhaps what I really meant. I wrote the paper about hypertext, sticking rather closely to the history of … Continue reading

12. September 2005 by Jill
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election day

I’ve been deliberately pretending not to notice the national elections (the somewhat conservative Norwegian paper Aftenposten has an English edition if you’re curious), because, well, I can’t vote though I’ve lived here for 25 years, no, I can’t vote unless … Continue reading

12. September 2005 by Jill
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rob’s blog teaching

Rob Wittig’s blog course this semester looks great! A lot of work for the teacher, I fear, but I think perhaps that’s just that the US system works differently. And that I’ve just been talking with the administration about our … Continue reading

12. September 2005 by Jill
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making bacteria

After getting home, I went through my nine-year-old’s school backpack and found last week’s schedule. The theme for the week was “health and our bodies”, and Monday morning they learnt about bacteria and viruses (do you really have to write … Continue reading

10. September 2005 by Jill
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hypertext 2006 and 2007

They’ve announced where the next Hypertext conferences will be. Usually the conference has alternated between the US and Europe, but the conference hasn’t been able to find a site in the US for 2006, so it’ll be in Denmark in … Continue reading

09. September 2005 by Jill
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StorySpinner

Clare Hooper, from the University of Southhampton, is presenting StorySpinner, which is a bit like an automatical story generator. Ractor and Meehan’s TaleSpin are probably among the most famous, Christopher Strachley’s love letter generator probably the oldest of this kind … Continue reading

08. September 2005 by Jill
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unfortunate textads

The Google textads for discounted New Orleans hotels on the New Orleans metroblog are a little — well.

07. September 2005 by Jill
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geodesic hypertext sculpture

J. Nathan Matias is talking now, and he’s brought a physical hypertext sculpture! Being a savvy blogger, he’s blogged his talk already. The sculpture, The Philadelphia Fullerine, is a geodesic sphere, which is kind of like a huge AD&D dice … Continue reading

07. September 2005 by Jill
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