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Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities -
The ALLEA report “Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities” provides key recommendations to make digital data in the humanities “Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable”, in line with the FAIR principles. The document is designed as a practical guide to help scholars, research funders, professionals and policymakers navigate the shift towards a sustainable data sharing culture.
data_curation  libraries 
2 days ago
Louis Armstrong, the King of Queens - The New York Times
The jazz musician’s impeccably maintained home in a modest New York City neighborhood is a testament to his — and midcentury design’s — legacy.
3 days ago
Whimsical: The Visual Workspace
tool for wireframing, mind mapping, flow charts, sticky notes
dh_tools  visualization  webdev 
4 days ago
The Hidden Life of an Amazon User
"The Hidden Life of an Amazon User" sheds light on the environmental costs of Amazon’s aggressive monetization of its users: the user is not just exploited by means of free labor, but is also forced to assume the energy costs of such exploitation.
amazon  dh_pedagogy  information_economy  media_ecology  environmental_studies 
6 days ago
Justine Haupt | Rotary Cellphone
Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting.
critical_making  retrofuturism  smartphone  texting  speculativedesign 
9 days ago
Sweatshirt texture blazer $198
10 days ago
Hong Kong protesters using Bluetooth Bridgefy app - BBC News
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been turning to a new app to communicate - one that does not use the internet and is therefore harder for the Chinese authorities to trace.

Bridgefy is based on Bluetooth and allows protesters to communicate with each other without internet connection.

Downloads are up almost 4,000% in the past two months, according to measurement firm Apptopia.

Texts, email and messaging app WeChat are all monitored by the Chinese state.

Bridgefy uses a mesh network, which links together users' devices allowing people to chat with others even if they are in a different part of the city, by hopping on other users' phones until the message reaches the intended person.

The range from phone to phone is within 100m (330ft).
texting  exercises 
10 days ago
Conway Electric
Retro lamps and extension cords
stuff  gifts 
11 days ago
$2.4 Million in Prizes for Schools Teaching Ethics Alongside Computer Science - The Mozilla Blog
Range of approaches in grants from universities around the country to fund ethics education within the CS curriculum. Partially funded by Schmidt Futures.
hc3  tech_ethics  computer_science 
11 days ago
The Internet Is a Toxic Hellscape—but We Can Fix It | WIRED
The first step to cleaning up the smog of disinformation? Embrace your anxiety.
techlash  exercises  self-help 
11 days ago
All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD - The New York Times
Mostly, you’ll notice gloves from brands that, unless you’ve spent a lot of time searching for gloves on Amazon, you’ve never heard of. Brands that evoke nothing in particular, but which do so in capital letters. Brands that are neither translated nor Romanized nor transliterated from another language, and which may contain words, or names, that do not seem to refer to the products they sell. Brands like Pvendor, RIVMOUNT, FRETREE and MAJCF. Gloves emblazoned with names like Nertpow, SHSTFD, Joyoldelf, VBIGER and Bizzliz. Gloves with hundreds or even thousands of apparently positive reviews, available for very low prices, shipped quickly, for free, with Amazon Prime.
12 days ago
Rebecca Roach on Media Lives and the Archive | Media History Seminar
‘Media Lives in the Rockefeller Archive: or, How the Humanities Invented Modern Computing’

In these days of dwindling funding for the arts and humanities, I look back to the start of the digital age to argue for the significance of their contribution to the invention of modern computing. I examine the role of mid-century institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation and specifically its Humanities Division, in supporting early research into theories of communication—theories which would prove vital to the post-World War Two development of computational technologies. Looking to the institutional, biographical and media lives that my research has revealed, I argue for the value of humanities-based models of technological innovation.
12 days ago Jungle Bird
2 oz. pineapple rum (Harris uses Don Q Piña)
¾ oz. Contratto Aperitif
¼ oz. Campari
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: pineapple slice and frond
16 days ago
Futuristic Gizmos, Conservative Ideals | Modes of Criticism
risks producing ‘futuristic gizmos for profoundly conservative moral values by missing a deep engagement with social science and humanities research on the nature of social change'
16 days ago
A New Book on Elena Ferrante Rethinks What Criticism Can Be | The New Yorker
“The never-ending-ness of such a practice—of all critical practice, done right—is occasionally paralyzing. Even working on this review, I at times felt myself losing shape and multiplying, as if there were too many of me to start the job and too few of me to finish it. I wandered to my editor’s desk. I wandered back. I bothered my colleague, who was closing a Profile. I wanted feedback on my efforts, which were crawling out of an indeterminate, personal place, but then, I think, I also wanted something simpler: company.”

“The personal has been wending its way into criticism for some time, usually to stress the discipline’s subjectivity: recalling the “web of lived relations” in which scholarship occurs is thought, reasonably, to yield greater understanding. (There are “selves behind these projects,” the authors insist, quoting Jack Halberstam.) But the disclosures in “The Ferrante Letters” aren’t disclaimers, meant to contextualize—they’re ankle flashes, meant to seduce. The intimate tone lends a beguiling humanity to the book, inducing a pleasure more often associated with novels: the pleasure of character.”
inspiration  writing  criticism 
16 days ago
How fresh is your feed? New from the @gobo_social
researchers: an exploration of Facebook’s "Top Stories" algorithm and how it impacts the amount of new vs "stale" content in individual users' feeds.
socialmedia  dh_pedagogy  exercises 
17 days ago
Course Overview | Intro to DH 2020
Scott B Weingart

We'll focus on one chart ["US is" vs "US are" Ngram], discovering the intellectual cultures that preceded it, the sociotechnical stack that lies underneath it, its implications and meaning, and the controversies that followed it.
syllabus  dh  dh_pedagogy 
18 days ago
El Tímpano will test text message distribution to reach immigrant communities | International Journalists' Network
As we talked to community organizers about what approaches they find most effective in reaching Latino immigrants, two strategies came up again and again: in-person engagement and mobile messaging.
20 days ago Live This Book (9781405919364): Tom Chatfield: Books
Do you want to spend more quality time with the people, ideas and passions that matter most in your life? In an age of weightless, disposable digital products, here's a book to help you live more fully: that invites you to explore your beliefs, ambitions, friendships, memories and flights of imagination. A mixture of inspiration and reflection, it's unlike anything else you've seen before: a beautifully crafted object blending text and design into something for you to make truly your own. Downloading a million digital books won't make you happy - but carrying this one with you might.
23 days ago
ArchiveBox | 🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more…
ArchiveBox takes a list of website URLs you want to archive, and creates a local, static, browsable HTML clone of the content from those websites (it saves HTML, JS, media files, PDFs, images and more).

You can use it to preserve access to websites you care about by storing them locally offline. ArchiveBox imports lists of URLs, renders the pages in a headless, authenticated, user-scriptable browser, and then archives the content in multiple redundant common formats (HTML, PDF, PNG, WARC) that will last long after the originals disappear off the internet. It automatically extracts assets and media from pages and saves them in easily-accessible folders, with out-of-the-box support for extracting git repositories, audio, video, subtitles, images, PDFs, and more.
offline_internet  archiving  lifelogging  self  dh_pedagogy  minimal_computing 
23 days ago
Some Recommended Reading on Magic | Ingrid Burrington
A friend recently asked me for a reading list of things related to technology, magic, and the long and complex relationship the two have had to one another. I added some tags and a very clumsy search function on this list because like, IDK I could and I expect this to grow.
23 days ago
Sand in the gears | The Creative Indepdentent | Ingrid Burrington
I’m working on a new project that involves sanding and grinding down a piece of an iPhone until it’s a pile of dust. While I do this, I sometimes watch videos of iPhones being destroyed in various ways, a genre of YouTube video that seems to comprise a mix of DIY foundry enthusiasts, power-tool geeks, and people selling blenders. In these videos, iPhones get covered in molten liquid metal, boiled in Coca-Cola, or made subject to man’s most portentous question, Will it blend? (Reader, it blends.)
ewaste  iphone  gadget  mineralogy  media_art 
23 days ago
Worksheet: On using the internet mindfully | The Creative Independent
More than ever, creative people find their attention pulled in many directions by digital and networked technologies. This PDF worksheet is intended to help you reimagine your relationship with the internet and screen-based activities. We hope it helps you claim more agency over how you spend time online, and imagine a plan for being ever-more mindful of your digital consumption and participation. We recommend printing it out, and spending ~35 quiet minutes with it.
mindfulness  self-help  dh_pedagogy  attention 
23 days ago
Alchemy Studies | Ingrid Burrington
During the summer of 2018 I ground an iPhone 5 into a pile of dust using a range of hardware and household appliances, then cast the dust into a resin sphere. I wanted to make the device unfamiliar and unrecognizable. I hadn’t intended to really deeply document the process of grinding down the phone because I didn’t think that was particularly interesting, but as friends expressed curiosity about the process I started taking photos.
ewaste  media_art  iphone  gadget  mineralogy 
23 days ago
ViperCard is an open-source re-imagining and re-creation of 1987 HyperCard. Oh the feels!
1980s  apple  emulator 
23 days ago
My Year in Data: a Visual Reflection on 2019 - Nightingale - Medium
I tracked my activities for a year. Then I visualized them. Here’s what I learned.
lifelogging  visualization 
25 days ago
spaCy · Industrial-strength Natural Language Processing in Python
The final tool that DHers use is coding and one of the most popular languages is Python and the code library Spacy

The programming language Python and the code library Spacy are two of the most commonly used coding tools by DHers.

Spacy also includes:
Named entity recognition (an nlp method for identifying proper nouns in text, like places, people, etc...)
Dependency parser (an nlp method for determining if a word is a noun, verb, adjective, etc…)
Word vector models for seeing how terms cluster in high dimensional space
text_analysis  nlp  python 
27 days ago
John Bolton’s Account Upends Trump’s Denials, but Will It Upend Trump? - The New York Times
Mr. Trump has endured so many scandals that would have brought down an ordinary politician not even counting “Access Hollywood.”

Just weeks before moving into the White House, he agreed to pay $25 million to settle fraud claims against Trump University. Since becoming president, he repaid hush money given to Stormy Daniels, the pornographic film actress, to keep quiet about an alleged affair. Another woman has sued him for rape and more than a dozen others have accused him of sexual misconduct.

His son, son-in-law and campaign chairman met with Russians offering “dirt” on his opponent that they said came from the Russian government. A special counsel investigation identified 10 instances when the president may have obstructed justice. His family foundation was forced to shut down after authorities found “a shocking pattern of illegality.” His businesses have benefited from foreign patrons with cause to curry favor with the president despite the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

Investigative reporting found that he engaged in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud. A wide swath of people around him have been convicted of various crimes, including his campaign chairman, his deputy, first national security adviser, longtime political adviser, longtime personal lawyer and others. And now Mr. Giuliani and a couple of his longtime associates are under federal investigation.
27 days ago
Download the latest indie games - is a simple way to find and share indie games online for free.
28 days ago
Mattia Tezzele | Berlin
A plain-text workflow for painless production of personal documents & offline correspondence—featuring Pandoc, LaTeX, and a simple makefile
pandoc  typesetting  correspondence  letters 
4 weeks ago
Twitter | Data Protection Inquiry Form
This form should only be used to contact Twitter’s Data Protection Officer regarding data protection questions you have related to Twitter and its services. Please note this contact mechanism is a secure and confidential means of contacting Twitter’s Data Protection Officer.
privacy  dh_pedagogy  twitter 
4 weeks ago
Collletttivo designs and distributes free Open-Source typefaces. Follow our Instagram and subscribe to the newsletter to stay updated. Write us an email or read our diary to get confidential. You might want to donate to the cause eventually.
fonts  typography  webdev 
4 weeks ago
Dread | The Impossible Dream
Dread is a game of horror and suspense. Those who play it participate in a mutual telling of an original macabre tale. You will take on the role of someone trapped in a story that is only as compelling as it is hostile–someone who will find themselves making the sorts of decisions you hope never to face in real life.
5 weeks ago
Daytripper: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon: 9781401229696: Books
Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue—and then also ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence—one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each issue rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest—because any of us can die at any moment.
comics  death 
5 weeks ago
Special Projects | Special Projects | Paper Phone
Paper Phone is an experimental app which helps you have a little break away from your digital world, by printing a personal booklet of the information you’ll need that day. Printed versions of the functions you use the most such as contacts, calendars and maps let you get things done in a calmer way and help you concentrate on the things that matter the most.
Screenreading  self-help  attention  dh_pedagogy 
5 weeks ago
Star Trek: Inspiring Culture and Technology | edX
In this course, students will:

Learn why we should study Star Trek as a lens for media scholars to analyze the history of television, the impact of science fiction on technology, and the phenomenon of fandom
Explore how Star Trek depicted a future where humans were explorers of the universe - serving as an inspiration to individuals and government agencies deeply involved in the race to get human beings into space for the first time
5 weeks ago
Larry Fink's Letter to CEOs | BlackRock
the letter:
The world's largest asset manager is putting climate change at the center of its investment strategy. BlackRock oversees almost $7 trillion in investments. The founder and CEO, Larry Fink, made the announcement in his annual letters to clients and chief executives of the world's largest companies. He said BlackRock will exit investments that present a high sustainability-related risk. He also said the company would launch new investment products that screen for fossil fuels.
climate_change  finance  investing 
5 weeks ago
World's Largest Asset Manager BlackRock To Build Around Sustainability In Investments : NPR
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Fink — CEO of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager — about his plan to put climate sustainability at the center of the company's investment strategy.
climate_change  finance  investing 
5 weeks ago
Artifacts: How We Thnk and Write about Found Objects | Johns Hopkins University Press Books
In this new history of antiquarianism and, by extension, historiography, Lake reveals that artifacts rarely acted as agents of fact, as those who studied them would have claimed. Instead, she explains, artifacts are objects unlike any other. Fragmented and from another time or place, artifacts invite us to fill in their shapes and complete their histories with our imaginations. Composed of body as well as spirit and located in the present as well as the past, artifacts inspire speculative reconstructions that frequently contradict one another. Lake's history and theory of the artifact will be of particular importance to scholars of material culture and forms. This fascinating book provides curious readers with new ways of evaluating the relationships that exist between texts and objects.
5 weeks ago
Streaming: A Media Hydrography of Televisual Flows | Ghislain Thibault -
This paper situates the metaphor of ‘streaming’ in contrast to and connection with fluid analogies and metaphors that have been used to describe different models of media transmission. From the early use of aqueous vocabulary that shaped popular and scientific understandings of electricity transmission to the seminal studies of mass communication concerning the flows of information, images of fluidity have long shaped cultural and conceptual understandings of media. Building on the work of med…
5 weeks ago
Update Your Privacy Settings - Stay Safe Online
a resource from the founders of data privacy day:

Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don't know where to find them? Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.
privacy  dh_pedagogy  exercises 
5 weeks ago
Town of Hancock Real Estate - Town of Hancock NY Homes For Sale | Zillow
$70k | 5 bd | 2 ba | 1300 sqft

Lovingly maintained historic farmhouse/cottage on a large acre lot at Somerset Lake. Full lake access rights for boating, fishing, and swimming. Ideal three-season property for a family looking for the beautiful charm of the Catskills; could also be winterized for year around use. The home comes with 2 full bathrooms with claw foot tubs, five bedrooms, a wood burning stove, full country kitchen and modern refrigerator and electric stove. Recent updates include a replaced septic system, replacement plumbing in the upstairs bathroom, new toilets, high speed internet and cable.With just a bit of love and some updated furnishings, this home could be transformed into your get away retreat for either lake recreation or nearby flyfishing, seasonal hunting, golf, and hiking. Take advantage of the as-is pricing to make this special home your own.
5 weeks ago
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