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  1. Oct 2019
    1. It detonated the power and labor dynamics that whisper networks reinforce. Information, once privileged to a select few, became decentralized and accessible to all. And the problem of sexual harassment no longer belonged solely to women to filter and share.

      This is a good quote to use.

    2. The list was F.T.B.T. — for them, by them — meaning, by white women about their experiences with the white men who made up a majority of the names on it. Despite my working in New York media for 10 years, it was my first “whisper” of any kind, a realization that felt almost as hurtful as reading the acts described on the list itself.

      This is useful evidence for a paper on me too and whiteness.

    1. and Lego, which doesn’t make any non-plastic products, is looking into plant-based plastics for its production lines.

      Is this true? Click the link to access the source.

    2. In 2015, a group led by the University of Georgia environmental engineer Jenna Jambeck estimated that somewhere between 4.8m and 12.7m tonnes of plastic was entering the ocean each year, a number they expected to double by 2025.

      Find verification for this data -- Google the highlighted passage. If that doesn't work, remove half of it and search again.

    1. “At Lego we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials” said Tim Brooks, vice-president of environmental responsibility at the Lego Group. “This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials.”

      Check the quote.

    1. Canvas and take advantage of the many virtual opportunities for engagement between instructors and students.

      test

    1. But if I’m Mark Zuckerberg, I probably have a whole go trunk ready, and I’m consulting with Alfred and Jeeves about the best routes for driving the prepper RV straight out of Dodge.

      This is a good quote to use.

    1. Sleep affects almost every type of tissue and system in the body, from the brain and heart to the immune system and mood.

      Possible quote for paper.

    1. Her students at Piñon High School, many of whom struggled with substance abuse and mental illness, took to it immediately. They wrote poems in response, on native pride, addiction, self-acceptance and suicide attempts.

      Yes, this is cool.

    1. Issues of tradition vs. egalitarianism in U.S. English are at root political issues and can be effectively addressed only in what this article hereby terms a "Democratic Spirit." A Democratic Spirit is one that combines rigor and humility, i.e., passionate conviction plus sedulous respect for the convictions of others.

      This is an interesting topic.

  2. Sep 2019
    1. 6. Conclusion

      What do you think motivated people to participate in the #BlackPantherSoLIT hashtag on Twitter? Do you think it's a similar kind of participation to others we've read about in our class?

    2. In the case of #BlackPantherSoLIT, community momentum around these types of Dozens tweets and their inclusion of escalating in-community references created a fandom of Blackness itself, alongside a fandom for Black Panther. So, when the film finally premiered, it felt to me like a culmination of community labor and shared enthusiasm. It felt like we helped make it.

      Jenkins's discussion of collective intelligence and the Facebook group for a rare disease are clear examples of knowledge communities. Do you think what Walker describes is also an example of a knowledge community? If so, how?

    3. As the imagery of the word viral suggests, viral web content is made popular due to rapid sharing between users and their networks. Web content can spread even further, even faster when shared by websites and blogs with large readerships. Within days of #BlackPantherSoLIT's creation, sites and blogs like Nerd Reactor, Mic, Collider, The Source, and HipHopWired published articles about the hashtag and its popularity, often with live, embedded tweets in their posts.

      Remember in Module 1, we talked about the influence of technology on participatory culture. Does Walker's discussion here affirm that idea and if so, how?

    4. Connecting signifyin' to Black Twitter, Florini says, "Signifyin' serves as an interactional framework that allows Black Twitter users to align themselves with Black oral traditions, to index Black cultural practices, to enact Black subjectivities, and to communicate shared knowledge and experiences" (224).

      What do you think the "(224)" at the end of this sentence means?

    5. Narrative extraction is the work of finding, creating, and translating identification—and meaning—when one is not represented. For the purposes of this article, I am focusing on this concept as it relates to Black fan consumption and labor.
      • Do you think "narrative extraction" as defined by Walker is a form of participation?
      • Have you ever engaged in narrative extraction when watching or reading something you enjoy?
    6. The hashtag quickly went viral on Black Twitter, a term I'm using here to refer to both the digital community of Black Twitter users and the ecosystem of content created and circulated by and for Black Twitter users. Clicking hashtags allows users on Twitter to view related tweets by other users and, in some cases, track ongoing and/or trending conversations. Black Twitter's tweets leading up to the movie expanded the basic conversation-linking functionality of the social media hashtag by creatively integrating additional content in their hashtagged tweets. Examples of this additional content include images, GIFs, video clips, and in-community references.

      This passage here represents an example of a knowledge community using a kind of information system i.e. hashtags to not only share information but allow members inside and outside the community to search and retrieve information as well.

    7. Abstract

      Here is the Abstract for this article. What does it seem like the purpose of the abstract is?

  3. Jun 2019
    1. First there’s the Twitter bio and the headshot. The headshot is an original photo — a reverse image search here doesn’t turn up Maisy, but it doesn’t turn up anyone else — it’s less likely to be a stolen photo.

      This is interesting.

    1. foundered, so did the earning power of the American middle class. And as inequality increased, so did political polarization, cynicism, and anger, threatening to undermine American democracy itself. This article appears in the July 2019 issue. Support 162 years of independent journalism. Starting at only $39.50. View more stories from the issue. Subscribe Taken with this story line, I embraced education as both a philanthropic cause and a civic mission. I co-founded the League of Education Voters, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public education. I joined Bill Gates, Alice Walton, and Paul Allen in giving more than $1 million each to an effort to pass a ballot measure that established Washington State’s first charter schools. All told, I have devoted countless hours and millions of dollars to the simple idea that if we improved our schools—if we modernized our curricula and our teaching methods, substantially increased school funding, rooted out bad teachers, and opened enough charter schools—American children, especially those in low-income and working-class communities, would start learning again. Graduation rates and wages would increase, poverty and inequality would decrease, and public commitment to democracy would be restored. More by Nick Hanauer Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy Nick Hanauer 'Middle-Out' Economics: Why the Right's Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong

      Interesting.

    2. This belief system, which I have come to think of as “educationism,” is grounded in a familiar story about cause and effect: Once upon a time, America created a public-education system that was the envy of the modern world. No nation produced more or better-educated high-school and college graduates, and thus the great American middle class was built.

      Look for additional uses of educationism.

  4. May 2019
    1. Online edition (c) 2009 Cambridge UPDRAFT!©April 1, 2009 Cambridge University Press. Feedback welcome.11Boolean retrievalThe meaning of the terminformation retrievalcan be very broad. Just gettinga credit card out of your wallet so that you can type in the cardnumberis a form of information retrieval. However, as an academic field of study,information retrievalmight be defined thus:I NF O RMAT IONRET RI EVALInformation retrieval (IR) is finding material (usually documents) ofan unstructured nature (usually text) that satisfies an information needfrom within large collections (usually stored on computers).As defined in this way, information retrieval used to be an activity that onlya few people engaged in: reference librarians, paralegals,and similar pro-fessional searchers. Now the world has changed, and hundreds of millionsof people engage in information retrieval every day when they use a websearch engine or search their email.1Information retrieval is fast becomingthe dominant form of information access, overtaking traditional database-style searching (the sort that is going on when a clerk says toyou: “I’m sorry,I can only look up your order if you can give me your Order ID”).

      Aside from 'search' omission, useful definition of IR.

    1. Important for me is that Open Pedagogy is an extension of and not a replacement for didactical approaches a teacher can use. Under certain conditions e.g. a “lecture hall approach” can still be a good way to teach about a subject.

      This is good to remember. Extension of not replacement for...

    2. I would say open pedagogy is an ethos that has two major components: A belief in the potential of openness and sharing to improve learning A social justice orientation – caring about equity, with openness as one way to achieve this

      Good points.

    1. Knowledge consumption and knowledge creation are not separate but parallel processes, as knowledge is co-constructed, contextualized, cumulative, iterative, and recursive.

      "knowledge construction is a social act"

    2. For example, constructivist pedagogy, connected learning, and critical digital pedagogy are all recognizable pedagogical strands that overlap with Open Pedagogy.
    3. “Open Pedagogy,” as we engage with it, is a site of praxis, a place where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures.

      Love this definition, especially the inclusion of praxis.

    1. As techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has written, in a world where information is abundant, it is not information that is scarce but attention. With only so many hours in the day and countless media calling out to us—banners, social feeds, email, games, GIFs, emoji, memes—any communicator must contend with a barrage of options that draw people in.

      Look at Tufekci's interview with Jon Lovett as well.

    1. The furor over Sacco’s tweet had become not just an ideological crusade against her perceived bigotry but also a form of idle entertainment.

      here's an annotation

    1. Indeed, many writers have used the Rashomon Effect to tell stories from multiple first-person perspectives — leaving readers to determine whose record is most believable."

      Look up origin of text; click on Rashomon link.

    2. While the term “unreliable narrator” was first coined by literary critic Wayne C. Booth in his 1961 book, The Rhetoric of Fiction, it’s a literary device that writers have been putting to good use for much longer than the past 80 years.

      Look for more information on Booth's work for context.

    1. r. While critics have duly noted the importance of Clamence's possession of the panel of the "Just Judges" stolen from Van Eyck's extraordinary masterpiece in the Cathedral of Bavon, Ghent, the relationship between The Fall and the entire altarpiece has been largely ignore

      Article was published in 1982. Is this still true?

    1. A better idea might be to do less thinking for yourself and more searching for yourself. When you see signs or memes asking you to search specific terms, realize that the person asking you to do that may be part of a community that has worked to flood the search results for that term with misinformation.

      Students act as fact-checkers

  5. Mar 2019
    1. THE ALCHEMIST PICKED UP A BOOK THAT SOMEONE IN THEcaravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus.

      intertextuality from the jump; how does that influence interpretation of the text itself?

  6. www.newyorker.com www.newyorker.com
    1. this is how to make a good medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child;

      allusion to abortion

    1. who would quickly describe herself as a liberal,

      Why does Angelou include this detail?

  7. Feb 2019
    1. Thus, the naive Candide and his philosopher-master Pangloss get instructively caught up in the Lisbon earthquake, an event of such destructiveness – 30,000 dead – and of such philosophical and theological aftershock as to make 9/11 look like a minor incident. This disaster had occurred as recently as November 1755; while the Inquisition's response to the calamity, that of an auto-da-fé designed to prevent further earthquakes (the heretic-hunt sweeps up Candide and Pangloss) took place in June 1756.

      Look up later about earthquake.

    2. This effect would have been emphasised by the novel's mode: that of the extreme satirical picaresque. It is not – does not try to be – a realistic novel on the level of plot: the narrative proceeds by means of incredible coincidences and enormous reversals of fortune; characters are left for dead, and then improbably revived a few pages later when the argument requires their recall. In this genre, the participants are even more subject than usual to the whims of the puppeteer-novelist, who requires them to be here to demonstrate this, and there to demonstrate that. They have opinions, and represent philosophical or practical responses to life's fortunes and misfortunes; but have little textured interiority.

      What is meant by "picaresque?"; non-realism

    1. ents. Woolf s meditations on art's ability to express life, present in Lily's painting (mother and child "reduced" to a purple shadow), but also in other analogies in the novel, are seen as incorporating Fry's theory of an art which does not "seek to imitate form, but to create form; not to imitate life, but to find an equivalent for lif

      Look up the citation; how does creating form speak to modernist writing generally?

    1. A culture of enlightenment is “almost inevitable” if only there is “freedom to make public use of one’s reason in all matters” (8:36).

      Is it true that a culture of enlightenment is "almost inevitable"?

  8. Jan 2019
    1. Tumblr, in particular, is designed to facilitate the spread of content through its reblogging feature and as such, is a natural extension of the GIF phenomenon which is a file not only almost immediately divorced from its own specific provenance but from the very concept of provenance.

      Like many other web-based cultural artifacts, GIFs are intended to be shared, remixed, and repurposed with little concern for who originated or created them.

    1. A portal known as the “Door of No Return,” leading to the slave ships, offered the forlorn captives a last glimpse of home, before they were sown to the wind and sold in the West. For nearly four centuries, this traffic continued, seeding the populations of the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Central and North America, and draining societies of their prime populations while fomenting civil conflict among them in order to more effectively cull their people. On the high seas, the vessels jettisoned bodies in such terrible numbers that the poet Amiri Baraka once wrote, “At the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean there’s a railroad made of human bones.”

      Homegoing; The Underground Railroad - the mirroring of railroad imagery as it relates to slavery.

  9. dvc.libguides.com dvc.libguides.com
    1. Women of color and poor women face a double bind in their historic unequal protection by, and justifiable suspicion of, the U.S. legal system.

      It's important to maintain intersectional perspective when considering systems that target race and/or gender.

    1. Since I published this piece, so many people have begun to share their own, different, and equally important experiences; I wanted to bring together some of those perspectives (lightly edited for length and clarity) to keep the conversation going.

      Evidence of the lightning speed of feedback on the web; how representation can be achieved and accessed in different spaces.