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.
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
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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.