Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling. Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories.
In the process, he plotted several examples on a blackboard. “There is no reason why the simple shapes of stories can’t be fed into computers,” he said. “They are beautiful shapes.” The video is available on YouTube. Vonnegut was representing in graphical form an idea that writers have explored for centuries—that stories follow emotional arcs, that these arcs can have different shapes, and that some shapes are better suited to storytelling than others. Macroanalysis Part 1. WebHome < Digitalmethods < digitalmethods.net. The Link | The Website | The Engine | The Spheres | The Webs | Post-demographics | Networked Content Welcome to the Digital Methods course, which is a focused section of the more expansive Digital Methods wiki.
The Digital Methods course consists of seven units with digital research protocols, specially developed tools, tutorials as well as sample projects. In particular this course is dedicated to how else links, Websites, engines and other digital objects and spaces may be studied, if methods were to follow the medium, as opposed to importing standard methods from the social sciences more generally, including surveys, interviews and observation. Here digital methods are central. Short literature reviews are followed by distinctive digital methods approaches, step-by-step guides and exemplary projects. Unit 1: The Link Unit 2: The Website.
Talks/More Than Numbers Less Than Words - Monoskop. A talk given at Public Library conference on 5 June 2015 at Nova Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia.
I am not going to defend the electronic book against printed one, nor digital libraries against brick-and-mortar ones. There is enough space for them all, also given that what were once distinct categories are today lacks of better terms. Nor am I going to talk about universal access. I am a supporter of unrestricted access to written knowledge, but I am unable to identify with the imperative of universal access to all published content. Talks/Poetics of Research - Monoskop. An unedited version of a talk given at the conference Public Library held at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 1 November 2014.
Bracketed sequences are to be reformulated. Poetics of Research In this talk I'm going to attempt to identify [particular] cultural algorithms, ie. processes in which cultural practises and software meet. Why and How to Be(come) an Amateur Librarian. Every discipline on its way of acceptance and establishment in a society structures its knowledge and articulates the importance of the discipline for the society.
Librarianship is no different. Structure helps the discipline to make a curriculum, curriculum helps the discipline to get accepted by the academia, academia helps profession to get recognized and then to keep the pool exclusive for the ones who master the (structure and) knowledge (at the academia). When discipline articulates its (information) workflows software engineers come to help the professionals to make repetitive tasks and procedures a jobs for computers.
And that’s one of the moments when a lot of enthusiasts could come in and by mastering the software tools learn some of the workflows. Software tools are tricky. Software made cataloging and searching things in the world a multibillion dollar industry. MA research map - Mind42. Digital mapping. Mindfulness exercise. Chapter 1 of Net Smart (Rheingold 2012) Wip.exeter.ac. Visitors and residents. For more than a decade Marc Prensky’s (2001) notions of digital natives and digital immigrants has had a powerful influence on how educational institutions perceive students and technology: "Prensky’s distinction between people who are entirely at ease within a digital environment and those who manage to learn to exist but who (in his view) will never be fully competent, has gained enormous currency and, until recently, widespread acceptance.
Similarly, his linked assertion that the differentiation also signals the need for an educational revolution, requiring a new approach which accommodates the up-and-coming Natives, has not only been largely believed but has provoked a sense of panic among ‘Immigrant educators’ who now perceive themselves wrong–footed and unable to step up to the plate. " White and Le Cornu, 2011 In recent years educational researchers have come to treat the natives and immigrants idea with suspicion. Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog. It’s been a hectic, interesting and sometimes information-overloaded couple of months on the Digital Capabilities frameworks project.
Lou McGill and I have reviewed over 60 existing frameworks for describing the digital capabilities of staff, from professional frameworks which might only touch on digital practice, to frameworks from the IT industry, digital media, and business innovation. We’ve looked at a host of publications and web sites. And I’ve carried out interviews with dozens of people who are doing work in this area, whether they are based in professional bodies or in universities and colleges, or in industry and the professions outside of education. 1. Digital capabilities 6 elements. 3. Frameworks mapped to 6 elements. Note-Taking in Graduate School. Justin Dunnavant is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Florida.
You can find him on Twitter @archfieldnotes or at his blog AfricanaArch. As graduate students, we are confronted with the daunting task of collecting, consolidating, and absorbing large amounts of information. Natural Language Toolkit — NLTK 3.0 documentation.