Archive for November, 2008
Nov 29 2008
What will you have changed by the end of your project? (no more than 1800 characters please)
And this must be done by Thanksgiving!
Wish us luck, give ContextMiner try if you’d like and vote us up on the Knight News Challenge site!
I’m actually reading these articles more deeply than the ones I scan and bookmark on Delicious for later:
“Maelstrom Over Metadata” in Inside Higher Ed
“A debate is carrying on in the undercurrents of the academic Web, pitting those who defend libraries’ core mission of open access against the membership organization that collects and operates a massive online catalog on which many of them rely.” OCLC acquiring copyright on all catalog records created by its members puts WorldCat at odds with Open Library, Zotero and LibraryThing say many including Aaron Swatrz on his blog which I’m also reading.
“Jeff Shear’s History of “Cynthia,” the World War II Spy” at History News Network.
“This is the true story of how a spy known as Cynthia, Madame Elizabeth Brousse, was used by the desperate British and their American friends in the three-day old Office of Strategic Services to nudge the course of history.” The story promises to be steamy and historic and to correct past historical mistakes including but not limited to: she wasn’t even blonde. Her hair was auburn or “perioxided,”
The latest from the New York Times Special Edition folks just hit my mail box. They now have video and a PDF of the print edition.
Nov 12 2008
Congratulations to all the folks who have worked with us on Folkstreams.net especially for this award, Paddy Bowman and Tom Davenport for their work on Educators and Generations Portals for Folkstreams.
will.i.am’s new song “It’s A New Day” http://is.gd/6YTP A little post-election euphoria
Retweeting @aarahkahak: Johnny’s in Carrboro in McSweeney’s “My Son James’s Favorite Snacks From the Local Tienda” http://twurl.nl/0dqwo2
Vandana Shiva at UNC tomorrow (11/11) at 5:30 in the Global Education Center. I met her in Delhi; very impressive. Go hear http://is.gd/6T4b
Seen in Carrboro Citizen: School lunch for this Monday= nachos with beer & cheese & salsa
“Programming is a conversation with information in the same way science is a conversation with nature.” Michael Tiemann
Little Stevie Wonder doing “Fingertips (parts 1 & 2)” http://is.gd/6syM Jazz harmonica and bongos at their best! Live in 1963
I picked up the Flip Mino that the J-School ordered from Amazon for me this morning. I took one very short clip and it looked pretty nice. Then I went by the Art Building where I saw a guy sitting the the gallery with a computer and a very large printer. He was, and prolly still is, Joel Slayton of zero1.org; he explains what he was up to for the past week. Hint: see title for this post.
I was lucky enough to catch the dBs reunion on Saturday at a get out the vote rally at the Johnson Center for Undergrad Excellence. Chris Stamey and Peter Hosapple backed by Mitch Easter on bass and Will Rigby on drums. I first saw the frontmen and perhaps Mitch as the Sneakers then the H-Bombs then the dBs.
Listening to the reformed dBs reminded me that I need to digitize my vinyl of “Re-precussions” and “Stands for Decibels”.
In the meantime, Boston Globe writer Geoff Edgers writes to tell us of his mid-life quest to reunite the Kinks. To that end, Geoff sends a link to this trailer for a documentary of his efforts. He gets help, so far, from Sting, Robin Hitchcock, Paul Weller, Zooey Deschanel and others.
I love Geoff’s banjo/guitar duet with Weller and his vocal Duet with Sting. Hope to hear the Kinks together soon.