Urban Dictionary has become a real-time archive for new and slang terms, particularly those that have risen because of social media and the web. Is it less or more valid than the academic work of the Oxford dictionary, Webster and more? who 4eally has the true knowledge of how a language is changing?
Kicks off Computer Science Education Week with tribute to woman who taught computers to use words
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Wow what a woman credited with originating the term bug in the computer (system) she created COBOL, here is a charming video clip on YouTube and for all you digital enthusiasts scholars and users out there its worth a few mintues tead the post and watch the video, the Time Magazine article fills in the details.
Here is the video itself (Grace defining Nanoseconds) what a lovely artefact.
Why? Justified by the oft-repeated, but rarely substantiated claim that the humanities is undergoing a crisis, digital humanities constructs the high technology of the present moment in much the same way as proponents of the now largely-forgotten field of new media —as a shift in the means of production that is synonymous in its historical and cultural implications to the introduction of the printing press. The crucial difference, though, is that for proponents of new media, this technological determinism is almost always symptomatic of a larger positivism. Convinced that society is in the throes of a far reaching “information revolution,” they construct computers and the various innovations that computers enable as a means of remedying, and, ultimately, transcending the inherent limitations of human subjectivity.
By contrast, digital humanists imagine computers and the innovations they enable as a means of returning to and thereby recovering the types of performances that, in various formulations, they celebrate as embodying human subjectivity in the ideal. Fascinated with the potential of digital technologies to re-imagine what they construct as great or valuable works, they turn to e-editions and digital archives not as a means of remedying the limitations of human subjectivity but of perfecting it: of teaching a generation of born digital subjects how to appreciate the timeless values manifested in classic (analog) works of art and literature.
Alt-ac - alternative academic has a certain cachet but is it a real category, what is one? Does it matter and how beyond the scope of this article, might it help the application, funding and relevancy of the work and research of much academic work? This is more than DH, it is broadly Digital Scholarship, will it be a critical bridge in moving forward Open Access or will it just reinforce Ivory tower walls behind a sea of technology and data. Hybrid technocrats or enablers?
This blog post reflects work done last semester in a graduate seminar I took on the Digital Humanities with Chris Forster, a former HASTAC Scholar. The project reflects the possibilities of using a database of syllabi as a ...
In 2012, Google along with Jim Lecinski published a fantastic book that explored how digital customers made decisions in what Google refers to as “The Zero Moment of Truth.” The ZMOT as it’s abbreviated, helps strategists discover relevant strategies and tactics on how to show up at the right place, at the right time and with the right content in a digital ecosystem.
In a world where consumers “Google it” to begin their digital journey, ZMOT revealed that brands need to re-think the connected experience and the resulting click path. But what happens when the web sites that appear in traditional Google search results no longer suffice for someone so connected that impatience becomes a virtue? This is after all someone who begins the journey on a smart phone or tablet tapping review sites and social networks to make information come to them before conducting formal research. Some call it the lazy web. Others refer to it as the social web. In the end, it’s just how people make information come to them. Once they do, it becomes the norm.
Even though web sites technically work on smaller screens thanks to adaptive and responsive design, they’re still web sites. In the very least, they go against the very nature of how someone interacts with the screen and what it’s designed to make possible. Here, it’s less about clicks and scrolls and more about pinching and swipes. That’s not all of course. The intention of a web page is called into question, or should be, in a time of connected consumerism. Step back and think about it for a moment. The information included on web sites isn’t written for you and me, it’s written for the person approving it. When you consider context in addition to the screen in the Zero Moment of Truth, you learn that people aren’t seeking marketing copy, they’re seeking the experiences of others to help humanize information and apply it to their state of mind, needs, and aspirations. Let that sink in because I’ll wager it’s not where a majority of your investments are allocated right now.
So, the truth unfolds…
In my latest book, “What’s the Future of Business”, I introduced the Ultimate Moment of Truth, that moment where people who convert an experience into discoverable content in any one of the countless social platforms people use to stay connected these days. And in this connected economy, the Ultimate Moment of Truth, or UMOT, becomes the next person’s Zero Moment of Truth, over and over again.
In addition to web sites, landing pages and corresponding SEO and SEM strategies, businesses now must consider how to create experiences in every moment of truth that aren’t just meaningful or remarkable, but also shareable. The future of brands now lies in how UMOT meets ZMOT throughout the customer life cycle. See, without design, these experiences are left to chance. Instead, marketers must begin to architect, foster and optimize positive experiences in each moment that’s native to each screen, efficient in steps, and tied to desirable outcomes.
When Google learned of my work around UMOT, the team reached out to consider how me might work together to help marketers better connect the dots to enhance the ZMOT. Our first collaboration resulted in a whitepaper that’s free to download, “Give Them Something to Talk About: Brian Solis on the Art of Engagement.”
Thanks Luiy for this post the use of apis to create Big Data, connect public engagement with the DH projects is an area I am particularly interested in and passing on.
The connect between the scholars and the networks that engage with and help crowdsource and socially develop the digital assets and platforms deployed has surely got to be of major value going forward.
For arts Science Humanities can see so much potential here and great to have access to this knowhow.
The likes of Disqus et al are also still massively under-utilised I think but I bet if that hunch is wrong this community will be able to tell me why and where it is happening.
ISWC 2013 is the premier international forum, for the Semantic Web / Linked Data Community. Here, scientists ... Reasoning on crowd-sourced semantic annotations to facilitate cataloguing of 3D artefacts in the cultural heritage domain.
Utilizing principles of information architecture together with linked open data web technologies can help to strengthen not only the semantic web, but also promote the use and reuse of assets and resources of cultural heritage ...
An example of strands of visualisation,building on Concepts of data journalism, where aggregation and ability to manage scale applications open-up access to knowledge and public engagement on a global scale. What are the best examples in DH that seek to expand knowledge by opening up ability to interactively access, analyse and enable international dialog and expansion of knowledge and understanding of a body of knowledge?
GDOCS Free and easy collaboration in the cloud really does support remote group writing review editing and how and why for DH it is a great and zero cost tool is admirably demonstrated here...what do you use for collaborative writing?
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