Annette Vee posted a very helpful resource on code studies.
With the recent uptick in the “everyone should code” movement, it seems that everyone’s now talking about computer programming as a new form of literacy. The terms by which people refer to the concept vary, but the central idea is shared: computational literacy; computational thinking; [...]
Contrary to concerns that increasing use and popularity of ‘txtspk’ will ruin children’s vocabularies, youngsters demonstrated that they know when it is not appropriate, only including it in their stories when transcribing an imagined text message.
The research also found that many of the words contained in children’s stories are repeated from celebrated writers – [...]
To qualify for a day at the local water park, my daughter woke up early, and is now happily reading.
Atwood, on his blog Coding Horror, miffed by the “everyone should learn to code” meme, likens coding to plumbing. It’s not for everyone. “Look, I love programming. I also believe programming is important … in the right context, for some people,” he writes. “But so are a lot of skills. I would no more urge [...]
My undergraduates are working their way through N. Katherine Hayle’s My Mother Was a Computer. They told me that they benefitted from the notes I wrote the other day, so I’m continuing the effort.
In Chapter 3, Hayles reminds us that the “worldviews of speech, writing, and code” are not merely theories, they are [...]
Hayles is an established authority on a humanities-centered approach to human-computer interactions, and My Mother Was a Computer (2005) is her third book on the topic.
At times she writes with the expectation that her readers already know some foundational topics that she may have spent more time introducing in her previous books.
In the [...]
To find the best academic sources for your paper…
Close this web page. Walk, drive, skateboard, ride your unicorn, or otherwise physically go to your library. Talk to a reference librarian.
You’ll save yourself time and aggravation, and you will get better results.
Maybe your unicorn is tired, and you can’t get to a library [...]
Jezebel has made lots of hay off of sexual harassment accusations against American Apparel Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney. Denton said he’d love to see Charney come into the comments section to defend himself.
“If you put it to a vote, 90% would vote to ban him. They hate that guy,” Denton said. “If Dov [...]
A longer-than-usual introduction to a reading assignment in my “Media and Culture” class turned into a useful opportunity to reflect.
We are all busy people; yet somehow, many people who say they are too busy to take on another task spend hours reading, interpreting, and debating Harry Potter; some post stop-motion Lego spoofs; some do [...]