Monthly Archives for March 2012

E-courses, self-portraiture and self-improvement

I just signed up for my first ever e-course: NOW YOU on self-portraiture. I’ll receive email assignments three times a week for six weeks, and there’ll be discussions and a private Flickr group to share results with the other participants. … Continue reading

28. March 2012 by Jill
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Playing with visualisations

Today the students and I have played around with visualizations in Google Fusion and Manyeyes. Scott has exported data from the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, so we’ve been making pie charts and timelines and maps and so forth. Here … Continue reading

27. March 2012 by Jill
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Place Their Face

I’m writing an encyclopedia entry on email novels for a guide to digital textuality and came across one that was new-to-me: Mo Fanning’s Place Their Face, the 2007 story of Lisa Doyle, a single, slightly desperate woman looking for love, whose … Continue reading

26. March 2012 by Jill
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Publishers, literature and apps

(UPDATE: Please read Harald Fougner from Gyldendal’s comment to this post, which shows that there is indeed more to this than I had imagined. Thanks Harald.) One of the biggest Norwegian publishers, Gyldendal, is inviting new, unpublished authors to a writing … Continue reading

19. March 2012 by Jill
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Joint NORDPLUS course on Digital Culture in August

Students with at least 60 ECTS in Digital Culture at UiB can apply for this NORDPLUS course in Finland Aug 20-24 this year – you get a paid trip, fun and stimulating discussions and 15 ECTS for it. Our course … Continue reading

16. March 2012 by Jill
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Norwegian youth and digital citizenship

A new government report on young people and power structures in Norway, NOU 2011: 20 – Ungdom, makt og medvirkning, has just been sent out for comments, and our department administration asked us Digital Culture people to take a look … Continue reading

06. March 2012 by Jill
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