Count me among those pleased Dylan won the Nobel Prize today. Only snobbery can explain so many writers’ outrage at his win. If you think that Dylan isn’t a “real poet” because he likes to sing his poetry out loud and set it to music, you’re denying the history of poetry as an oral form often set ..
Update: Read to the bottom for my experience in my first marathon.
Last summer, I got obsessed with watching sports. This summer, I got obsessed with “doing” sports. Specifically, running.
I’ve never run much. In my 20s, I was in to cycling to an insane degree. I was going on super long rand..
Earlier today, I gave a short ten-minute introduction to the big new project that Julian Brooke are beginning to work on. Quite a bit of it gives the backstory to our approach, so the exciting new stuff doesn’t really come until the end.
DH Kraków has been amazing; thanks to the organizers and ..
Two years after its first publication, Modernism: Keywords has received its first serious review. To date, the peculiar genre of the book (is it a reference work? a monograph? an edited collection?) has made it a challenge for potential reviewers. We have received some quite disappointing reviews ..
I’m one of those people who can barely stand to look at photos of themselves, much less videos. But I forced myself to watch this, and I think it’s not too bad. (more…)
Earlier today, I sent out a big burst of tweets. Collectively, they offer an entirely decent summary of Literature in the Digital Age. And so here they are, preserved and rearranged in chronological order. (more…)
I’m teaching Twine right now in my Introduction to Digital Humanities class, so I’ve been working on some instructional guides and videos. I’ve begun to collect them on this page: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Twine.
The first assignment for my Intro to Digital Humanities class is a deliberately ugly webpage in the style of 90s personal “homepages.” The idea is to learn HTML and CSS without having to worry much about content, and without having to reign in the desire to use every CSS trick conceivable. I gave ..
In November 2015, I invited Sean Bohrman — co-founder of Burger Records — to talk to my SDSU undergraduate class, “The Social Politics of Indie.” He very graciously accepted, I made a poster, and students came out in droves. It was the best-attended event I’ve been to at SDSU (granted, I’ve only b..
Below is the full text of a paper I delivered at the 2015 conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Boston. My aim was to bring modernist media theorists Wyndham Lewis and Marshall McLuhan into the conversation about distributed cognition (particularly as led by Andy Clark). My point is t..