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Data mining the classics makes for beautiful science - NBC News.com

Data mining the classics makes for beautiful science - NBC News.com | Intro to Literature | Scoop.it
Statistics and data mining aren't typically associated with literary analysis, but new research suggests that such objective methods may...
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The Melville Cluster is a thing of beauty.  Now THIS is metadata research that Foucault would approve of.

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Slow TV: the Norwegian movement with universal appeal

Slow TV: the Norwegian movement with universal appeal | Intro to Literature | Scoop.it
Eight hours of televised knitting? Twelve hours watching a log fire? Eighteen hours of salmon spawning? We could all do with more Slow TV in our lives, says Stuart Heritage
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The slow television movement.  Great topic.  How does this compare with the new fast shows of between 3 and 8 minutes long, like Google TV is doing?

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PLOS ONE: The Phylogeny of Little Red Riding Hood

PLOS ONE: The Phylogeny of Little Red Riding Hood | Intro to Literature | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Ohhhhhhhhhkay, I have to just try to slow down the lit majors who sometimes think the whole world only happens in books... People in all cultures that live around wolves need wolf stories as cautionary tales for their children.  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, Sherlock.  This one should be nominated for the Ig Nobel.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:59 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhkay, I have to just try to slow down the lit majors who sometimes think the whole world only happens in books... People in all cultures that live around wolves need wolf stories as cautionary tales for their children.  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, Sherlock.  This one should be nominated for the Ig Nobel.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Intro to Literature | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Reading literature in digital environments.  

 

But for the record, consult also the journal, _Computers and Composition_, at http://computersandcomposition.candcblog.org/default.html , which has been publishing research into the effects of computers on reading and writing since 1983.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:29 AM

Nicely written bibliographic essay by Ferris Jabr in the _Scientific American_, with some links to additional research in the comments.  When I was first reading, I like the first commenter was struck that studies from my field and its journal, _Computers and Composition_, did not make the article.

 

But multidisciplinary scholars can only come at what they know from their own disciplinary perspectives, and it's the "outsider's" job to make more people aware of the research that their disciplinary foreparents did so long ago in their own fields.

 

To that way, a link to _Computers and Composition_, a journal whose purpose has been to study the effects of computers on reading and writing since 1983.

http://computersandcomposition.candcblog.org/  ;

 

Jabr has additional very well written articles, coming from psychology and cognitive brain research, on the _Scientific American_ site as well.

Wendi Pillars's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:28 AM

Regardless, reading is still a very good thing :)

Meagan Louise's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:30 PM

I like and dislike the e-readers. The idea is fantastic but I think Im going to hold of using them as I just love the smell of paper books.