May 2021

Notes on “ELO 2021: Platform as a Service: A Roundtable Discussion of Community Labor and Platformization of Twine and Ink”

Kenton “Taylor” Howard, Chris Klimas, and I were part of a roundtable as part of the Electronic Literature Organization 2021 a few days ago. This post is a collection of notes and some reflection on related events. Resources and Sources Mentioned in Roundtable Harlowe SugarCube Twine Cookbook Unofficial Ink Cookbook Chris Kilmas’ Patreon Twee 3 …

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The New

The blog keeps on keeping on, though I see in recent posting, there’s a lot of looking back, and one (well this one) can start worrying about being seen as too “back in the day” mindset. Time to flip the scopes (well there is a lingering draft of one more retro post). The old CogDogBlog […]

Towards An Ethics of Care in Citation & Openness

I will never forget this moment. I was in kindergarten or infant 1. My best friend at the time, who sat beside me in class, looked over my shoulder and copied the picture I was drawing. It was like a girl or a princess, I remember I drew her and colored her dress brown with…

Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-05-23

Taiwan’s ‘Butcher Princess’ Is Fed Up With All the Sexism and StalkersThe heightened visibility also comes with real-life risk. A couple years ago, Zhang tried live-streaming at her stand to help increase sales. The pork industry rallied behind her, she quickly became one of the most popular Taiwanese livestreamers, and sales skyrocketed. But she was forced to stop when stalkers would show up at the market and try to follow her home. “For other live streamers who stream at home, people can’t find them. But I’m easy to find. Just Google me and you’ll see where I am,” she said. “So said I forget it, even if there is more money, this sense of fear is too great.”  –There’s so much in this one article. Building Cloudflare TV from scratchfrom Jim Groom US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps – bellingcatFor US soldiers tasked with the custody of nuclear weapons in Europe, the stakes are high. Security protocols are lengthy, detailed and need to be known by heart. To simplify this process, some service members have been using publicly visible flashcard learning apps — inadvertently revealing a multitude of sensitive security protocols about US nuclear weapons and the bases at which they are stored. Techranger Handbook – Techrangers HandbookWelcome to the Techrangers team, the software and course development […]

Using Learning Analytics to Predict Cheating Has Been Going on for Longer Than You Think

Hopefully by now you have heard about the Dartmouth Medical School Cheating Scandal, where Dartmouth College officials used questionable methods to “detect” cheating in remote exams. At the heart of the matter is how College officials used click-stream data to “catch” so-called “cheaters.” Invasive surveillance was used to track student’s activity during the exams, officials…Read more Using Learning Analytics to Predict Cheating Has Been Going on for Longer Than You Think

Language in the Digital Sphere

by Vera Rousseff, DLINQ Intern My personal inquiry, Language in the Digital Sphere, explores how language shapes our experience of the digital world. Like many other members of the Middlebury community, I operate in multiple languages on a daily basis…

Mental Health and Depression

Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health… Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMtatter meets #FreePalestine

This is going to be a very brief blogpost. In case you haven’t heard this podcast episode with Sawsan Jaber talking about Palestine, you really should listen. She explains the Palestinian story and connects it to settler colonialism and oppression so clearly (I don’t remember if she also uses the term “apartheid”). She is speaking…