Apples Textbooks For 1-percenters Will Leave Most Children Behind | Fox News

Publishers who want to create titles for Apple’s iBooks store must use Apple’s iBooks Author application, which runs on Mac OS X only. Publishers who use Windows or Linux computers in the office need not apply. If you want to create EPUB books, you can get software that runs on any platform. Just as with iTunes and its App Store, Apple gets to decide what content gets in, based on…

The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA

Apple, in this EULA, is claiming a right not just to its software, but to its software’s output. It’s akin to Microsoft trying to restrict what people can do with Word documents, or Adobe declaring that if you use Photoshop to export a JPEG, you can’t freely sell it to Getty. As far as I know, in the consumer software industry, this practice is unprecedented. I’m sure it’s commonplace with…

Seton Hill University Recognized By Apple

Seton Hill University has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its success in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. –Seton Hill University – A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts University in Greensburg Pennsylvania.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Leaping Off the Page: The Future of Type.

You may also notice the offer, at right, for a special pair of glasses glasses. Order them—or, if you have them already, remove them from their plastic casing and put them on; you will notice that when viewed through these glasses, the doubly printed words appear to leapleap off the screen screen. At first, the effect may be disorienting, so we recommend that you enter this brave new world slowly. Compare these two…

The Web Means the End of Forgetting – NYTimes.com

With Web sites like LOL Facebook Moments, which collects and shares embarrassing personal revelations from Facebook users, ill-advised photos and online chatter are coming back to haunt people months or years after the fact. Examples are proliferating daily: there was the 16-year-old British girl who was fired from her office job for complaining on Facebook, “I’m so totally bored!!”; there was the 66-year-old Canadian psychotherapist who tried to enter the…

The Horror… The Horror! How Music in Horror Games Effects Player Experience

From one of my students, a blog-based presentation on music in horror games. Regardless, safety in ARG’s may not necessarily diminish the game’s terror-effects. Many horror movies and games are based upon the principles of Freud’s theory of The Uncanny, or what makes something scary (Helene Cixous, a literary critic, gives an advanced yet interesting overview of the topic).  ”The Uncanny,” can include subjects such as haunted houses, ghosts, dolls,…

‘Little Mermaid’ brings new music to the Andersen fairy tale – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The story line is similar to the Disney-movie version of the story about a mermaid who braves the forces of a sea witch to win her prince. Stage Right artistic director Anthony Marino adapted the film script for the stage with original music by David Mahokey of Connellsville, a Point Park University student, and Greg Keresten of Greensburg, a Seton Hill University student. via ‘Little Mermaid’ brings new music to…

What Comes before the Platform: The Refuse of Videogames | Play The Past

It takes a digital humanist to make this kind of argument. I don’t mean to invoke the turf-fencing debate about what the digital humanities means, I mean to honor a question that forces us to remind ourselves that we are the Eloi, the pampered elite whose world of comfort exists only because of the toil of the underground Morlocks. The makers among us can, perhaps, aim to be partially enlightened…

What do you do with a BA in English? | ZDNet

I don’t know what Kid #1 will do with his BA in English (OK, writing…whatever!). Maybe he’ll write the next great American novel. Maybe he’ll be a marketing rockstar. Maybe he’ll write for ZDNet. Maybe he’ll be the next Sondheim. It doesn’t matter. The more I think about it, the more I wish my doctors had been English majors. Maybe they could at least fake some bedside manner and communicate…