Category Archives: Textuality

Diving back into text technologies

One of the best pieces of personal news I received over the past month was re-appointment as instructor for Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing, a course offered as part of UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. … Continue reading

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Tags (and Northern Voice) get some love from a Hogtown rag

How cool… Vancouver-based supergenius Alexandra Samuel (I gotta meet this person!) has published a piece intended to render the “tagging phenomenon both accessible and meaningful to a general audience” in one of Canada’s biggest newspapers (free registration may be required). … Continue reading

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They report, they don’t always decide

I’m becoming increasingly fascinated by the friction points between weblogs and traditional journalism. This commentary by the NPR Ombudsman points to a recent episode: NPR’s Vicky O’Hara reported on a Defense Department document, which exonerated U.S. military personnel [in the … Continue reading

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Is this the future of print?

I snagged a copy of The Atlantic at the airport before the flight back to Vancouver. Normally I would not be so optimistic to expect reading time sitting next to my toddler, but the cover story was an eye-grabber: a … Continue reading

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An international entry in the MultiUserWeblog sweepstakes?

I’ve been following the efforts of James and D’Arcy to assess mutli-user blogging systems with great interest. It’s been clear for some time that our existing weblog project needs to go to the next level if we are to sustain … Continue reading

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Personal information processing, and I’m looking into golf shirts…

A couple thoughts occurred to me as I read this piece in Wired about the decline of the newspaper as a branded source of news: From the perspective of publishers, the 18- to 34-year-old demographic is highly prized by advertisers … Continue reading

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[Textologies] – Newsreader – textual remix on the fly

News Reader is software for reading and playing the network news environment. News Reader initially offers the current “top stories” from Yahoo! News — which are always drawn from mainstream sources. Playing these stories brings forth texts generated from alternative … Continue reading

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[Textologies] – Reactive Books by John Maeda

P22 is pleased to offer a selection of artist books which transcend the traditional limits and interactions of paper and the computer. These unique books were created by digital artist, John Maeda and produced by our Japanese associates, Digitalogue. John … Continue reading

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