Obsessed with the Cooper-Hewitt website’s new “browse by color" feature. AWESOME.
3 notes, February 14, 2013
Buttons also resist. Over time, their use causes stress to the human body, known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Like its related postural malady, “text neck,” these syndromes are signs of how computation is beginning to stretch us, both cognitively and corporally. The resistance of the button is an intimation of the way technology increasingly seems to be pushing back.
With my e-book, I no longer pause over the slight caress of the almost turned page—a rapture of anticipation—I just whisk away. Our hands become brooms, sweeping away the alphabetic dust before us.
One of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever wasted my time reading. Nobody forced you to buy a Kindle, buddy.
3 notes, November 15, 2012
0 notes, November 14, 2012
But there is a deeper problem with the digital humanities in general, a fundamental assumption that runs through all aspects of the methodology and which has not been adequately assessed in its nascent theory. Literature cannot meaningfully be treated as data. The problem is essential rather than superficial: literature is not data. Literature is the opposite of data.
(Could not possibly agree less — this is an interesting piece insofar as it totally misses the point. Enjoyed reading the comments, as well as this response.)
3 notes, November 12, 2012
Age disparity in sexual relationships: The “never date anyone under half your age plus seven” rule is a rule of thumb used by some in Western cultures to judge whether the age difference in an intimate relationship is socially acceptable.
I am having an unusually light semester of grad school and as a result am bringing back readmorewikipedia. For now at least. Even though it lost like 5k followers since I was last on it a year ago.