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 […]

Digital Preservation and the Rehearsing of the Form/Content Divide

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Digital Projects, library | No Comments

As I was thinking about this week’s blogging question I cam across the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) project. This projects’ mandate is to developing  knowledge around how to digitally preserver records for the long-term, and provide input into standards, policies and strategies for digital preservation. I was looking at the InterPARES Creator […]