Monthly Archives for October 2012

Workshop on Curating and Exhibiting Electronic Literature

Today we’ve gathered electronic literature experts with gallerists, artists and curators from Bergen at Hordaland kunstsenter for a workshop on Curating and Exhibiting Electronic Literature, which is a first step in preparing to host the ELO conference here in Bergen … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: Electronic literature | 4 comments

What should all graduates know about computers and the information society?

I helped organise a seminar today on what kinds of digital competencies universities should aim to teach students (and lecturers) and I’m meeting so many interesting people across the university. I already knew Knut Melvær from Twitter and his blog, … Continue reading

29. October 2012 by Jill
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Loving Coursera MOOCs

This Coursera stuff is dangerous. I’ve been loving my social network analysis class so much that when the teachers mentioned a Python class just started (and Python is a useful tool for getting data off the web and into a … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Jill
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How to model a social network of electronic literature

I’ve been following Lada Adamic’s MOOC* on Social Network Analysis for a few weeks now and am loving it. As I learn more about networks I’m realising how many ways there will be to visualise the connections in the ELMCIP … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: ELMCIP, Social Network Analysis | 4 comments

Microtargeting potential voters in a political campaign

I’m reading fascinating – and scary – stories about how political campaigns today use microtargeting to send prospective voters exactly the right information and advertisements to sway them. For instance, a Slate article from back in February about “Narwhal”, the … Continue reading

10. October 2012 by Jill
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Taina Bucher on social media and “programmed friendships”

Poking around the internet, as one does, I came across Taina Bucher’s MA level class MEVIT4610 Social Media at the University of Oslo. Taina got in touch with me several months ago asking about things like how to integrate blogging … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media, Teaching | Leave a comment

Games for music

I love this little platform game, Get Home, that accompany the song “Weathervanes and Chemicals” by Norwegian band Team Me. Cunningly enough, you have to make it through before the song is over to win, which means that you (or at … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: Digital Art | 1 comment

Digital art related exhibition and gallery openings in Bergen tonight

I’m going to two exciting openings here in Bergen this evening. My colleague and husband Scott Rettberg is showing works with Jeremy Welsh at Rom 8 in Vaskerelven at 6 pm, and then at 8 pm, Østre: hus for lydkunst … Continue reading

05. October 2012 by Jill
Categories: Digital Art, Electronic literature | Leave a comment