From the Wikimedia #GLAM list: "Library and #Archives Canada and #Wikimedia #Canada have just signed an overarching agreement to work together in making Canada’s documentary #heritage more accessible to Canadians and people around the world. This agreement sets the framework for future projects and the organization of events such as edit-a-thons and scan-a-thons. As well, both institutions have agreed to share their expertise and collaborate on research."
1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.
2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.
3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.
4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.
#Framadate is a free open alternative to Doodle:
Like Doodle, Framadate lets you make quick, simple calendars and polls for finding out the opinions of your friends or colleagues without needing to register.
Unlike Doodle, Framadate respects privacy and doesn't show ads or track you.
2019 has been pretty busy so far! I just compiled a list of tools, updates, and examples from the last few months for my @Patreon supporters. https://www.patreon.com/posts/2019-so-far-27112497
Can’t wait to read Cut/Copy/Paste, the forthcoming book by @email@example.com on 17th-century collage/assemblage boutique book makers, especially after reading a draft chapter. https://manifold.umn.edu/projects/cut-copy-paste
Our latest episode of ArchaeoAnimals is up! We talk about horses, why they’re so terrifying, and interview two researchers, Runar Leifsson and Albina Hulda Palsdottir, on their recent research on Icelandic Horses.
Download directly from our website or from wherever you download your podcasts.
because i had watched a thing about how the egyptians actually did build the pyramids (through having a standard unit of length, and a 3-4-5 triangle to get the corners. and wheelbarrows)
netflix is now recommending me a fucking ancient aliens ""theory"" series
AND a fucking flat earth series
this is . how these algorithms slowly push ppl to the right wing
they can't tell what kind of tone anything like this has. they can just tell "hey, this is about the pyramids and history too". it's fucked up
imagining a world in which spelling bees aren't competitions about memorization and rules but gatherings where people work together to craft new spellings from scratch for words that haven't been spelled yet (or don't even exist yet), invent alternate and better/weirder spellings than those that words already have, think of new systems for spelling that don't even involve letters or characters or writing at all
A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.
“If our goal is for students to read and understand the language, shouldn’t all assessments of student learning evaluate that goal?”
I was interviewed re the open digital archaeology podcast. Aside from saying "imposter" like a ferengi... https://www.podcastinit.com/odate-digital-archaeology-textbook-episode-194/
My collaborators & I have been working on a little project. It's at the point where we can show it to the world, on the understanding that yes there are errors and rough bits here and there, but with time these will iron out.
So, welcome to the Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment! https://electricarchaeology.ca/2018/12/14/odate-in-perpetual-beta/
We’ve got another opening at the Northeastern University Library: Digital Metadata and Ingest Supervisor — join us! https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58578
If you're into boardgames--my collaborators and I have made a game about Roman power, history, and money-
FORVM: Trade Empires of Rome. https://forvm.ca
Call for #Contributions: The #Critical #Makers Reader (maker culture, critical applied research methodologies…). Proposals (500 words max.) due before December 14th, 2018 http://networkcultures.org/blog/2018/10/31/call-for-contributions-the-critical-makers-reader
“The challenge for progressives who love the classics is to present a vision that’s just as vital and relevant, but that sees ancient racism and sexism, where they exist, as topics to be explored thoughtfully rather than mindlessly celebrated.” @donnazuck
digital archaeology stuff. electricarchaeology.ca. carleton u.
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