Monthly Archives for June 2013

Glassed-out stare: the latest in new tech anxieties

Ian Bogost’s analysis of the “glassed out” vacant stare of Google Glass users surfing the web is particularly interesting in that it allows us to think more clearly about the now-familiar way people mark distance from their immediate surroundings by … Continue reading

25. June 2013 by Jill
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On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog – except the NSA

I was shocked to realise my students had never seen that classic cartoon about the anonymous dog on the internet. I suppose it is 20 years old. Luckily, Nitrozac has been making web comics since the 90s and definitely remembers. And … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by Jill
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A Pinterest Story

I love seeing popular social media genres repurposed into something playful, into a story, into a game. Tiffany Beveridge‘s Pinterest board My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter is an example. It’s just a Pinterest board, but filled with fashion photos of children, … Continue reading

21. June 2013 by Jill
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What are the Digital Humanities? What are they in Norway?

In Norway, the term digital humanities is not really established, although a lot of work has been done here that could well be called digital humanities – at the University of Bergen a few projects that come to mind are … Continue reading

14. June 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities | 1 comment