For the past three years, I’ve served as co-editor of the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics. Our main audience is practicing classroom teachers and university faculty interested in the preparation of future school teachers – with a few mathematicians thrown in to keep things interesting. As a co-editor, I read numerous manuscripts covering a wide [...]
Digital Writing Category
In 2009, UCLA hosted a series of talks, funded by the Mellon Foundation, called, “What Is(n’t) the Digital Humanities,” and I take my title from that series, with a slight modification. While Todd Pressner and Jeffrey Schnapp, the organizers of the UCLA series, hoped to better define what it is via what it is not, [...]
Take a look at Tim Carmody’s recent Atlantic essay “10 Reading Revolutions Before E-Books” for an interesting historical perspective on this question. As Elizabeth Eisenstein (1979) told us, the printing press allowed for the reliable production of “identical text” — and that change was important to the Scientific Revolution. Now, as we are increasingly using [...]
We often think of cartoons when we hear the word animation. However many interactive media experiences also employ the same motion techniques used to make cartoons.
What makes animation such a useful tool in the interactive designer’s toolbox?
Animation can provide additional information to the user
If a picture says a thousand words, then animations, which are really [...]
Developed online training and certification system for site coordinators.
Image by Geek Tonic via Flickr
It is reported Amazon is going to release Kindle DX this summer, an electronic reading device with a larger display (9.7”) than its predecessor. The questions for many people are: Do we need to have an electronic reading device? Should we have it now?
I have been dreaming of digitalizing my [...]
I think I may have been asked that question, the title above, about 100 times, but most recently I was asked by one of my favorite students who shocked me with this addition to it: “A literature professor in my — class sneered when someone brought up the phrase ‘digital humanities,’ and I just wondered [...]
Thursday begins the Oxford Project III– this time @ Carnegie Mellon.
Thanks to the mucho graciousness of code/art guru Golan Levin, Processing desperados: Casey Reas, Ben Fry, Dan Shiffman, Andres Colubri and this very wanting blogger will converge on Steel Town for 2 days of “wicked” fun (oh wait, that’s Bean Town). Why you might ask [...]
I attended the most recent UCLA seminar — virtually, of course, in Second Life. Johanna Drucker presented the project she has been working on all year as a Digital Humanities Fellow at Stanford University:
A distant view of the UCLA Mellon seminar projected into Second Life
Her talk was part of the series launched by Jeffrey Snapp [...]
I attended MLA this year in San Francisco. Working as a new member of the MLA Committee on Information Technology (CIT), I attended several sessions connecting the university disciplines of language and literature with digital media, promising to blog them here at AIMS. I will be gradually blogging summaries and impressions of these sessions, and [...]