Category Archives: Journal

Two Articles on Deep & Long Reading (That’s what she said.)

I was sent Michael S. Rosenwald’s “Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say,” and Steven Poole’s “The internet isn’t harming our love of ‘deep reading’, it’s cultivating it” by a friend who I’m going to … Continue reading

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Foucault, Surveillance, etc: Planning

I need to go out into the world and do some reading, but for now, for the Daily Create assignment, I’ll lay out a plan for attacking this thing. 1. Gonna do some reading–I have my crazy to-do list calendar. … Continue reading

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What is Creative Commons?

Today we’re gonna learn about Creative Commons. I had a general idea of what this term meant before–something about granting license to use or not use creative works online in certain ways. So, a quick Google search brings me to … Continue reading

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Foucault, Surveillance, and the Digital Confessional

That’s a tentative title, of course.   For my final project for English in the Digital Age, for the sake of this blog and all of you, my lovely followers, and for the sake of knowledge and communities of critical … Continue reading

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Review of Dave Eggers’ The Circle

Just finished. I’m still reflecting, and I don’t often write reviews of books right after I finish them–gotta let it marinate. This one is certainly still marinating. But, if I don’t force myself to write it now, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Groupthink Moral Absolutism

‘Okay, with that kind of thing, one of two things will eventually happen. First, we’ll realize that whatever behavior we’re talking about is so widespread and harmless that it needn’t be secret. If we demystify it, if we admit that … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on e- versus physical books

Reading a physical book means I highlight differently. Reading a physical book means I can’t just drag my finger over a moment that fascinates me. Instead, I have to unsettle myself, find my pen, underline, attempt to annotate legibly, and … Continue reading

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Thinking about aphorisms and The Circle…

I found this passage that seems relevant in Suzy Anger’s Victorian Interpretation, in which she quotes George Eliot in The Mill on the Floss: All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims because such people … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed: “I Killed A Man”: What Happens When A Homicide Confession Goes Viral While I don’t have time to read this now, I’m putting it here for future reference. I think it may resonate interestingly with Foucault’s ideas about confession, discourse, … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling: Crowdsourcing Experience

A digital story is more than words, more than images, more than music–a digital story, like TV but in smaller bites, in more interactive bits, more tangible and touchable people–other internet users, just other members of the population of fellow … Continue reading

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