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13 years ago
While researching the poet Paul Muldoon, I came across the Princeton Public Library's poetry month podcast blog. Looking for more, I came across their books and reading blog and their registry on Amazon. I am impressed. I like the way this library thinks, because it utilizes simple...
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Cristina recently finished the Frontiers Project. Please take a look. We are going to launch this officially in the near future. If you have any suggestions for the launch, please let us know. As well, if you come across any articles that you find particularly interesting or provocative (see for example Trotsky) please post them below.
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14 years ago
One of the most popular articles in the New York Times is about adolescent medicine. In “Treating the Awkward Years,” Hoffman describes how doctors have a difficult time treating adolescents, who are neither adults nor children. As well, this population is susceptible to major health risks, many which could be treated with mild conversational intervention. But, there are not enough concerned adults to undertake that type of work. Having worked with 8th and...
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14 years ago
Harper's reports this month on the Prelinger Library, an experiment in organizing knowledge in the digital age. Megan Shaw Prelinger, one of the founders of the library (the other being her partner Rick), describes her project: It was liberating and exciting to think about arranging books in a way that made intuitive sense to me, rather than to the Library of Congress or to Mr. Melvil Dewey and his decimal system. Though t...
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14 years ago
The New York Times just started a new feature for TimesSelect members: The Graduates. The premise is simple; the Times recruited eight student journalists to blog about their experience graduating from college. As of now there are two posts with nine comments. I'd like to see where this goes. My first impression is mixed. It is wise to pick individuals who have shown themselves to be excellent prose writers. But, is this type of writing compelling to anyone other than college students (most of the comments do seem to come from in...
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14 years ago
While I was home this weekend I saw a commercial for Acceptable.tv a concept that seems to have promise. Users watch one part of a sitcom online or on VH1 and then they vote online for the sitcom whose next episode they would like to see played next week. On the website users can comments on videos, upload their own videos, watch tutorials about making videos and so forth.
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The New York Times reports how the administration at Connecticut's Wilton High School has stopped students from staging the production of their play about the Iraq War. While I generally try to remain skeptical and broad minded, I have a hard time seeing the side of the administration. (read more)
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14 years ago
The American Scholar briefly noted that Rice UP has decided to re-launch as a completely digital operation. This press release has some more details. I think this is a step in the right direction for Rice, and I wonder what TSI thinks of the publishing platform Connexions (see Linda's blog from last summer for more info) that it is to run on.
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14 years ago
Christopher Ames makes some very interesting points about the educational significance of American in "Schooled by ‘American Idol'". In this commentary he argues: “We might think that Americans are eager to celebrate talented young people who can thumb their noses at the older generation and thus exorcise the lingering resentment so many harbor from being graded and evaluated in the classroom. But what American Idol reveals instead is a veritable hunger for realistic evaluation... In a world full of people ra...
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The New York Times ran a lengthy article about the state of digital archives in the United States. Edward L. Ayers, a historian and dean of the college and graduate school of arts and sciences at the University of Virginia stressed that, “There's an illusion being created that all the world's knowledge is on the Web, but we haven't begun to glimpse what is out there in local archives and libraries.” I think there is a lot to this. Many libraries are still no...
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