The Regenerative Remix and Recombinant Identity: Exploring the Limits of Navas’ Remix Taxonomy

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in library | No Comments

Eduardo Navas’ “Regressive and Reflexive Mashups in Sampling Culture” (2010) historicizes, classifies and theorizes contemporary practices that he identifies as “remix culture”. One vein of scholarship has approached contemporary remix culture as a diverse, situated set of practices characterized by a multiplicity of meanings. Operating in a diverse set of fields, “remix culture” has been […]

TEI and The Mark Twain Project

An interesting example of TEI in action is the Mark Twain Project. The stated purpose of this project is to “…produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything mark twain wrote.” To this end the Project houses a range of digitized materials including: every letter Twain has known to have written, letters written to him […]

Condorcet, the rebel still

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in books, library | No Comments

If I could go back in time to to tell somebody something about the future of books and reading, I would travel to France in 1776 to have a chat with Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet. Condorcet was a mathematician and philosopher who was passionate about public education and making and keeping […]

Glitch Art and the Surfacing and Smoothing of Code

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Code, Digital Scholarship | No Comments

Glitch art presents an interesting example of a digital code poking through the seemingly-smooth surface of content. This is a uniquely digital art form that methodologically proceeds through the act of breaking the code that produces digital images and videos, with the goal of aestheticizing the digital artifacts and errors that emerge. Glitch art is […]

Thinking About Interface Design

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Digital Projects, Digital Scholarship | No Comments

For our prototyping project project Mike and I are working together to extend the work we started in our encoding challeng. Our source material for the encoding challenge was the unpublished revisions that Samuel Johnson made to his 1755 edition of A Dictionary of The English Language. For the encoding challenged we worked to develop XML code […]