Today, the IEEE Computer Society reported, via its Facebook page, on the 20th anniversary of NCSA Mosaic. This web browser, developed at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications, was distributed free of charge and its GUI interface was largely credited with sparking widespread interest in the Web. As I reflect on my… Continue reading NCSA Mosaic is 20
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“How about a nice game of chess?” An Interview with Stephanie Ricker Schulte, author of “Cached”
Sarah T. Roberts: Stephanie, thanks so much for taking time to talk with the HASTAC community about your excellent new book, Cached: Decoding the Internet in Popular Culture. I think this book will speak to many different kinds of people involved with HASTAC, given its interdisciplinary nature and its locus at the intersection of policy, history,… Continue reading “How about a nice game of chess?” An Interview with Stephanie Ricker Schulte, author of “Cached”
Chester Roberts November 1997 – April 18, 2013
Acknowledging the passing of my best pal, Chesterfield "Chester" Roberts. Born November 1997 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Chester passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his mom, his uncle, and his feline sister and littermate, Lucy. We'll miss him a whole bunch.
Just a brief note to share that my colleagues Miriam Sweeney, of GSLIS, Ergin Bulut, of the ICR, and I have had our panel proposal accepted for IAMCR 2013 Dublin, to be held June 25-29th at Dublin City College. This year's conference theme is "Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders," and had… Continue reading IAMCR Dublin
I Made That!
It's not every day that one's wildest sci-fi inspired dreams are achieved, but yesterday was such a day. Over the past few years, I have watched the quiet development of 3D printing unfold. It has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary, with innovations taking place in the rarefied domains of university R&D centers and labs, or… Continue reading I Made That!
At Year’s End, Living My Technology Politics – or Trying
A special shout-out to the students of LIS 502LE, visiting this blog at the end of their hard work in the inaugural intersession LEEP Foundations in LIS course. Congrats on a job well done, everyone!! -- My blog posting has been on the wane of late, but it has been for a good reason. Work… Continue reading At Year’s End, Living My Technology Politics – or Trying
Fall Updates: IIT Lecture in “Defining Boundaries and Goals in the Digital Humanities” Series
On September 20th, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Illinois Institute of Technology to deliver the first talk in IIT's fall series, "Defining Boundaries and Goals in the Digital Humanities." My talk, entitled, "Digital Humanity: Foregrounding Human Traces in Technological Systems (and Why We Should Care)," was followed by a lively and engaging… Continue reading Fall Updates: IIT Lecture in “Defining Boundaries and Goals in the Digital Humanities” Series
Garfield Dissertation Award
It is with great pleasure that I announce I am one of the recipients of the 2012 Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Thank you to the Committee for this honor! GSLIS has drafted a release regarding this award, which can be found here. Thank you!
Obscurity through Transparency: Facebook releases infographic that reveals little – by design?
As reported by Reuters and picked up in the Huffington Post, Facebook today released a confusing infographic ostensibly designed to shed light on the cryptic route that reported content takes through the company's circuit of screening. According to the company, content flagged as inappropriate, for any one of myriad reasons, makes its way to "...staffers… Continue reading Obscurity through Transparency: Facebook releases infographic that reveals little – by design?
4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012
I'm back in Sweden, this time in Uppsala, on the campus of the university of the same name, to attend the 4th meeting of ICTs and Society. Convened by Christian Fuchs and colleagues, this fascinating lineup features timely discussions of, among other things, global capitalism, information and knowledge labor/labor in ICT, organization, theories of "the… Continue reading 4th ICTs and Society: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala May 2 – May 4, 2012