Alan Crosbie recently spoke at the “Media Diversity: Why does it matter?” conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 on the 6th of Feb 2012.
This article by Hugh Linehan points out some of the major themes of the weekend.
I was struck by a number of things that both Pat Rabbitte and Crosbie had to say.
Having only just begun this book the following comments relate in the main to the first chapter of Lessig’s book, which is available here.
Lessig’s comments in his opening chapter convey the passion with which he views his argument and the real crisis that he sees modern societies legal claims having on the future of our creativity as a society. This is no small thing and thus I am relieved to have someone present the case with such fervour. Continue Reading
What a fascinating read this is to be sure.
I was struck immediately by the firm inference to the important roles we as scholars have to play in the categorising and availability of scholastic works in new media. While Price spends a good deal of the article discussing the various pitfalls and difficulties that must be overcome it is clear that he is encouraging people like us to get on board. Indeed I think that one of the most important parts of the narrative is his wish that we get others involved. Continue Reading
I first read this article last year as part of my seminar course. My original opinion on the article can be found here.
I have re-read the article since but I have to say that this is the first time that I “got” some of the content. It is actually quite well thought out and though I had initially thought that it was too long and complicated, it is actually quite concise and to the point.
It is still presented in a hard to read format but this web page is much easier to read than the page I first viewed it on, in fact I ended up copy and pasting it to a Word Doc so that I could read it without my eyes bleeding. Continue Reading
I have just finished my re-reading of this rather long introduction. I find that it suffers from the same problem a lot of the weightier text books sometimes have in that they assume that the reader is already as in-depth a follower of their research as they are and admittedly we seem to be somewhat in the deep end with this being a “companion to Digital Literary Studies” and not an introductory course. Continue Reading
Hello all and welcome to my blog.
From here I hope to continue my research into the digital humanities as part of the course work involved in the seminar, but I also hope to develop further some of the ideas, comments and opinions being expressed in the classes and discussion groups online.
The most recent of these discussions has revolved around the nature of anonymity on the web and the positive and negative aspects that can result. It has been recommended that we all have a look at Jaron Lanier’s Manifesto “You are not a Gadget”. As part of my research I came across an online .pdf of this work here. I look forward to reading it and being able to include my responses in further posts.
So I have not been updating this blog as much as I might have liked mainly due to the fact that we were working on another site for the last few months.
We have recently decided to move back to this one so I will now be posting a bunch of posts from my new blog here.
I hope to be able to use this new-found centralised location to ensure that I keep up my posts with more regularity.