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[Updated: 4/28/08…project still in planning stages]
In several postings, WRT has blogged about Diigo social annotation software (1, 2, 3) and CommentPress blogware. Both are about to go head-to-head over Jonathan Zittrain’s book The Future of the Internet–and how to stop it. Zittrain’s book has already been published online with the CommentPress system in […]

Over the past few years, WRT has occasionally addressed the use of new writing technologies in the composition classroom (several posts: 1, 2, 3 and Christy’s list of Games and Pedagogy). Needless to say, these lessons might also fit a multimedia literacy course or even a social media course. This post offers an exercise in investigating the role of social bookmarking tools, such as Diigo (previously discussed wrt “Marginalia”) and in contemporary online research.

Social Bookmarking Soulmates
an exercise in academic social networking:

When Alan Turing proposed his test, there was no question that the computers would be tested based on their ability to perform in the same language as the interrogators. As a result, the test was also a bit of an English exam — and indeed many bots fail on the basis of their grammar and, […]

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, here is a new video (or a video response to Michael Wesch’s “A Vision of Students Today”)

The video collaborates with Michael Wesch’s Kansas State students, who, according to the megapopular video, used Google Docs to collaboratively edit a document, essentially conducting a survey and, presumably, designing the video itself.

Wesch’s students’ video offers itself as a glimpse of today’s students. However, unlike Wesch’s even more famous Web 2.0 video, “The Machine is Us/ing Us,” which seemed to both capture and promote an image of technoculture, this video offers itself as an image of contemporary students (not “KSU Students Today” or “American Students Today”) without reflecting on its own particularity, its own demographics.

I’ve recently joined the Software Studies Initiative at U. California San Diego, where I’ll be working full-time doing software and code research from humanities and social sciences perspectives. Here’s the hiring announcement from
Jeremy is appointed to Software Studies with support from the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the Center […]

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