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The Beginner's Guide. 1,000 Heads Among the Trees. Pony Island. Bascom, Folklore and Anthropology (283-5) Laudun, A Conspiracy of Cartographers: Folklore Studies and Postmodernism (123-8) Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 1. Trevor J.

Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital Age: An interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 1

Blank, assistant professor of communication at the State University of New York at Potsdam The following is a guest post from Julia Fernandez, this year’s NDIIPP Junior Fellow. Donald Trump has ushered in a whole new era of fact-checking in journalism. Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency with a speech championing facts.

Donald Trump has ushered in a whole new era of fact-checking in journalism

"We will honor the American people with the truth," Trump said at the Republican National Committee's convention. What followed was a speech containing one misleading statement after another. He claimed Obama's "roll back" of law enforcement policies have led to an increase in crime (crime has plummeted for decades), stated America is one the "highest-taxed" nations in the world (it's one of the least-taxed) and said Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment (she hasn't said that).

And so on. This wasn’t an isolated incident: Fully 59 percent of PolitiFact’s 179 fact-checks on Trump so far have received a "false" or "pants on fire" rating. Borges, Tlon, Uqbar, and Orbis Tertius. Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard. Robert Glenn Howard What do pet cloning websites, YouTube videos of fans playing AC/DC’s “Gone Shootin'”, and discussions of the end times on UseNet all have in common?

Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard

Answer: Robert Glenn Howard has studied and written about all of them in his ongoing study of the vernacular web. Robert Glenn Howard is the Director of Digital Studies and a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Folk Culture Online. Comparative Media Studies/Writing. Cultures of Computing. Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. Page 1 edited and/or translated by D.

Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology

L. Ashliman University of Pittsburgh © 1996-2016. Clifford Geertz - Thick Description: Toward and Interpretive Theory of Culture. From: Clifford Geertz [1973] The interpretation of cultures: selected essays.

Clifford Geertz - Thick Description: Toward and Interpretive Theory of Culture

New York: Basic Books, pp. 3-30. Alternate Reality Games. Alternate Reality Games, or ARGs, are interactive storytelling devices that make use of the real-world interaction devices and media to add realism in order to help tell a story, which may be altered by 'participant' action.

Alternate Reality Games

Well-known ARGs are include Halo's I Love Bees , A.I.'s The Beast, The Blair Witch Project, The Potatofools ARG, Team Fortress 2 Update ARGs and Cloverfield's internet campaign. In the Slenderman universe, videomakers use their series' YouTube channels as a way for interaction. These series are referred to as ARGs. SCP Foundation. Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Man (pages 41-52) Ahnayro: The Dream World.

Cyberrace. Alllooksame Mediating Visual Cultures of Race on the Web. The Grateful Terrorist: Folklore as a Psychological Coping Mechanism. The folktale of the grateful dead was once widely known and passed on through both religious and secular traditions.

The Grateful Terrorist: Folklore as a Psychological Coping Mechanism

Today most people would conjure an image of the popular rock band, which is said to have found its name from this story, as well (Cohen 2000). The story has evolved throughout history in response to society’s psychological coping needs during times of crisis. Henken, Gender Shifts in Contemporary Legend. Dead Secret. I'm a big fan of story driven and/or horror first person games (SOMA, Gone Home, Outlast, etc).

Dead Secret

Welcome to Night Vale on podbay. The Temporal Invasion. Welcome to the Game. Deep Web Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Documentary HD. Harnessing the Deep Web: Present and Future. TOR and the Darknet: Researching the World of Hidden Services. Below the Surface: Exploring the Deep Web. DNStats - Online Darknet Market Index and Monitor. Trinh, Mechanical Eye, Electronic Ear, and the Lure of Authenticity. Jared Leto's 'Suicide Squad' Performance Proves Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting. Of all the stories surfacing about the new DC Comics film Suicide Squad—from the dismal reviews to the box-office reports—the most disconcerting are the ones that detail how Jared Leto got into his role as the Joker.

Jared Leto's 'Suicide Squad' Performance Proves Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting

“They all see dead people—but we (do)n’t want to tell you about it”: On Legend Gathering in Real and Cyberspace. “They all see dead people—but we (do)n’t want to tell you about it”: On Legend Gathering in Real and Cyberspace Janet L.

“They all see dead people—but we (do)n’t want to tell you about it”: On Legend Gathering in Real and Cyberspace

Langlois Abstract. Internet Memes: The Mythology of Augmented Society - Cyborgology. Bloggers here at Cyborgology have explored the internet meme in interesting ways. Poor Meme, Rich Meme — Real Life. Poor Meme, Rich Meme If memes reiterate the inequities between black creators and white appropriators, can they also move us into a new collective blackness? Aria Dean July 25, 2016 share Image: "1897.1987.8917" by Christine Ayo. How Harambe Became the Perfect Meme. On May 28, Harambe, a 17-year-old lowland gorilla was shot and killed by a Cincinnati Zoo worker to save a small child who had wandered into its enclosure. As such tragic incidents go, there was nothing particularly unusual about this one. The Creator of Pepe the Frog Talks About The Alt-Right.

Tuesday morning Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign denounced a cartoon frog named Pepe. Elegy for a Dead World. ELEGY FOR A DEAD WORLD MIGHT NOT BE FOR EVERYONE! - PLEASE READ AT LEAST THE TL;DR OR WATCH THE VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND THIS REVIEW! THANKS! Pioneers social change. Bitardia. Ingredients:1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg2 large eggs, at room temperature1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more as neededNow to make it1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.2.

In another bowl, beat the eggs and then whisk in the milk and vanilla.3. Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat.4. Whisk the butter into the milk mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and whisk until a thick batter is just formed5. Fokkena, Moving Beyond Access: Class, Race, Gender, and Technological Literacy in Afterschool Programming. Textual Poachers Television Fans and Participatory Culture Studies in Culture and Communication. Telegraph stories affected by EU 'right to be forgotten'

But David Smith, deputy commissioner and director of data protection for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), hit back and claimed that the criticism was misplaced, "as the initial stages of its implementation have already shown". Full list: Telegraph content removed from Google search results • A story about a British former convent girl who was jailed in France for running a ring of 600 call girls throughout Europe in 2003. Moirai. McGonigal, Why I Love Bees: A Study in Collective Intelligence Gaming. The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination. Emily is Away. Techno-identity: Who we are and how we perceive ourselves and others. Featuring Emily Carroll. The Sociometer: a Wearable Device for Understanding Human Networks. Nardi, My life as a night elf priest [on Tripod]