Articles Archive for September 2010

Book Stuff, Marginalia »

September 27th, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Book Stuff, Marginalia
<i>Follow for Now</i>: Behind the Book and Beyond

This is the Prezi from my guest lecture this week at the University of Illinois Chicago. Use your arrow keys to flip through or go full-screen for best results.

The post I did on How To Do Stuff and Be Happy provides some context. Enjoy!

Announcements »

September 24th, 2010 | One Comment | Category: Announcements
Aesop Rock’s 900 Bats

Aesop Rock, who previously wrote here about breakfast, just launched a new website called 900 Bats — a creative resource for arts, information, and oddities.  It shows the breadth of his interest in art (i.e., video, audio, art, photos, etc.) and as an artist. It’s not his own artist site (try as I might to get him to do one), it goes way beyond something like that.
Aesop’s first post describes the concept:
In an effort to supply a sandbox for what I hope proves to be a …

Interviews »

September 11th, 2010 | 9 Comments | Category: Interviews
danah boyd: Privacy = Context + Control

danah boyd is one of the very few people worthy of the oft-bandied title “social media expert” and the only one who studies social technology use with as much combined academic rigor and popular appeal. She holds a Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley’s iSchool and is currently a Senior Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. As the debates over sharing, privacy, and the online control of both smolder in posts and articles web-wide, boyd remains one …

Announcements »

September 07th, 2010 | One Comment | Category: Announcements
<i>Journal of Communication</i> Book Review

As I reported previously, my review of Mediated Interpersonal Communication, edited by Elly A. Konijn, Sonja Utz, Martin Tanis, and Susan B. Barnes (Routledge, 2008), is out in the September, 2010 issue of the Journal of Communication. I know it’s just a book review, but it is my first publication in an academic journal, so I’m stoked.
Special thanks to Brian H. Spitzberg for passing this opportunity on to me.

Announcements »

September 06th, 2010 | Comments Off on DJ Spooky’s Tanna Center for The Arts | Category: Announcements
DJ Spooky’s Tanna Center for The Arts

DJ Spooky is planning an artist’s retreat on the island of Tanna in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Here is the Kickstarter project description:
The Project – Tanna Center for the Arts will be a 6-hectare/14.8-acre off-the-grid artists retreat, cultural preservation and technological education space. Its site is situated on the island of Tanna’s northern up country in the archipelago of Vanuatu.
Our vision is to build an eco-haven using a majority of local materials and talent, engineer it using energy efficient design fueled by renewables, and fortify …