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HASTAC 2011 Twitter Feed

 

#hastac2011 I just love Chris Leeder's Biblio Bouts. http://bibliobouts.org/

3 Dec 

 

RT tmcphers Tara McPherson

#hastac2011 can't imagine the future @epistemographer is sketching without the arts + humanities: we own image/story #hastac2011

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer Data-sci = #alt-ac ? How might flesh out that relationship ?

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer Funny that there's a strong demand for people who can write, engineer and do math.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer Can data really be thrown away? Can we just bury the "trash" in case it's deemed relevant later on?

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer We focus on the content rather than the tools and technology used to produce data.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer data curation: what to keep, what to throw away, that's a big question. Code often gets left out of that.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer How do we share our data? How do we make data compatible ?

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer Virtually every group under the Sloan foundation umbrella is enmeshed in data management.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @epistemographer What is Big Data useful for and how should it be used?

3 Dec 

 

@epistemographer #hastac2011 @mickimcgee Josh Greenberg gives a shout out to Katy Borner in his talk Data Code and Research at Scale.

3 Dec 

 

 

@epistemographer #hastac2011 Research at scale: Macroscope: let's you see big and complex.

3 Dec 

 

@epistemographer #hastac2011 how we know we know and mapping that progress: the epistemographer's job description.

3 Dec 

 

@@johnmjones @sivavaid @john_carter #hastac2011 Great! A lot of people are interested and would willingly hear more.

3 Dec 

 

@@ecornell1 @briancroxall @sivavaid Yes--"Levy" symbolizing the decisions made to reach that cover. #hastac2011

3 Dec 

 

@@briancroxall I admire Levy for rejecting the color scheme. #hastac2011 @sivavaid

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #sivavaid Book focuses on how we as a society interacts with Google.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivavaid Siva sent the ms to his editor before letting his wife read it. The editor wrote back: When RU sending me the final ms

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivavaid Important book: Thinking Like Your Editor by Rabiner and Fortunato

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 What's Siva's twitter name? @sivaiad or @sivavaid?

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad pressure to write, pressure to see what people were saying about his writing. [Maybe it's a new way to write a book]

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad A conference theme: Comments at the bottom of a blog are a problem.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Google is so successful, so comforting, so intimate with us is that it seems like it's reading our minds.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Wife to Siva: The thing that you're missing about your book is that Google is reading your mind.

3 Dec 

 

@@ubiquity75 History repeats itself; business as usual.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Organize is not an innocent, value-free verb. Access is not so simple. Universal has serious problems.

3 Dec 

 

RT ubiquity75 Sarah T. Roberts

Props to librarians as savvy monitors of the Googleplex. #hastac2011

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad is such an engaging speaker and is the perfect way to start today's proceedings.

3 Dec 

 

RT CathyNDavidson Cathy Davidson

So glad Siva said that. I don't get need for "all publishing bad, all blogs great" binary. No need to dismiss to innovate! #hastac2011

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad SV's wife asks him the "why do we care" question about his book. That's what a partner is for!

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad "To Organize the World's Information and Make it Universally Accesseible." @mickimcgee

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Patience and passion are important for doing the things that we do.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Get a sense of what happens in a machine when it digitizes sound or image. It matters.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad All the hot authors today might be forgotten in 20 yrs. But don't ignore the material. Pay attention to what goes on.

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad SV's mission is to puncture the idea that we're in some grand moment with all these new tools [and toys].

3 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @sivaiad Technology is culture and culture is technology.

3 Dec 

 

RT briancroxall Brian Croxall

Leach's use of "civilizing" won't play well with academics, but we have to remember that he's not talking our language. #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 leach: The greatest force for civilizing [hu]mankind could be the scholarly force symbolized by the DH.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 So many young scholars presume that if it is not online, it doesn't exist.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 The NEH prioritizes idea exploration.

2 Dec 

 

Free online repositories are democratizing knowledge. #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 In the DH progress without a known destination is underway.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash The American Idol problem: The tyranny of the majority. Rankings take little effort compared to the work produced.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash Very excited to hear @dancohen propose an alternative to binary approach to publishing.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @dancohen Looking for ways to feel webby.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @tmcphers We must develop common languages that link code and culture.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @tmcphers Reactivating the humanities scholar as maker.

2 Dec 

 

As humanists, we need to be involved with the way databases are connected and designed. #hastac2011 @tmcphers

2 Dec 

 

The archive is mutating into the database. #hastac2011 @tmcphers

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @tmcphers Books should expand.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @tmcphers Tara McPherson believes the book will endure. Rdg Lord of the Rings right now. On a Kindle.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @dancohen We're petryfied of spleng erras.

2 Dec 

 

@ @briancroxall @ComicsGrid He's asking questions...

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @dancohen Does all scholarly output have to be absolutely perfect before anyone else sees it? Solution: Sort of publishing.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @dancohen Pdfs are not publishing, not making anything new. New platforms for digital pub. can’t be a one-off exercise.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash looking for ways to open source Cursor using druple

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash @redlemona.de : a publisher using a more granular form of commentpress.

2 Dec 

 

RT johnmjones John Jones

.@r_nash: I was successful because I listened to the community, not because I listened to myself as a tastemaker #futurepub #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash new platform: red lemonade powered by cursor

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash the future organization of consumer publishing: let the community connect.

2 Dec 

 

RT LAUSDeanLong Christopher Long

So much interesting, rigorous work in the digital humanities happening at #hastac2011: hastac2011.org It is very heartening.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash In the old days, book stores sold books. Now they sell tote bags, bamboo spoons, and toys.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash The Industrial Revolution is over. We're returning to the village.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @r_nash In the old days, if you went to the Frankfurt book fair, you were a publisher and vice versa.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Our idea of “legitimate” publication is changing, including social relations in the production of knowledge. Paul Pochoda

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @cplong one of the crucial things is that we need to teach the students how to be public.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @cplong values openness between administration and students; between the university and the public

2 Dec 

 

RT briancroxall Brian Croxall

A new university culture would embody the best of print and digital culture (endues, reviews, shares, opens, collaborates). #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

RT KLeuner Kirstyn Leuner

John Winet: time 4 people in humanities to recognize that computer science research is not above research we do in English #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Now: Kairos-OJS Plug-In Project: Design Decisions and Technical Requirements

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Kairos has collaborated with OJS + NEH = FTW

2 Dec 

 

RT HASTACscholars Fiona Barnett

Tech conferences need to pre-seed session rooms with many extension cords & power strips. The outlet bartering is getting tense. #HASTAC2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Cheryl Ball discusses the reviewing process at Kairos, the oldest online peer-reviewed journal.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 "Why use PowerPoint to present your media when you can hack your desktop and use it like a DJ?" from Kairos, the online journal.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 A student at MIT had to print out the html code of her born-digital MA thesis in order to submit it.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 In the next several months the Wired! Lab's website will make available their 3D modeling tools.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 The Wired! Lab mingles analog with digital.

2 Dec 

 

The Wired! Lab: How to make material scholarly in form but not a cinematic narrative of the past. #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 “Notes from the Wired! Lab for Visualizing the Past” Elizabeth Baltes; Mark Olson; Erica Sherman; Victoria Szabo

2 Dec 

 

RT alothian Alexis Lothian

#hastac2011 Atkins: crisis of access to higher ed: 30 million ppl who are qualified with no place available. Current model doesn't work.

2 Dec 

 

RT tmcphers Tara McPherson

#hastac2011 Atkins: "digital" is only a digital detail: thin description: need new languages about connectivity instead (+)

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Atkins: 1 petabyte= 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Mark Twain: I don't let my schooling get in the way of my education.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Atkins: Will "Enhanced Learning" eventually be the norm, or even the minimum standard?

2 Dec 

 

@@briancroxall do you think this is a temporary problem or long term? Will field-crossing become the norm in at some point? #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

RT edmondchang Edmond Chang

Telling: Atkins notices from the panel titles not enough play between the technologists and humanists. #HASTAC2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Atkins gives us challenges: we need to transfer what we learn back to creative use of technology.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 keywords for us: network, institution, open, anyone, change, fluid, opportunity, fluid... from the About Hastac page.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Atkins says the About HASTAC page is music to his ears.

2 Dec 

 

RT james3neal James Neal

RT @Ajprescott: Slides for next keynote by Dan Atkins from Michigan are at: tinyurl.com/hastac-atkins #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 Gearing up for "Cyberinfrastucture: Technical+Social=Transformative *if you help* with Daniel E. Atkins from UM

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson Let's do it!

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson Institutions are immovable and doomed if we think of them in those terms.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson We are all institutions: We are Them.

2 Dec 

 

@@mickimcgee @briancroxall @HASTAC wish you were here, too!

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson What's on the card?: No one put standardized on the card.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson Time, quantity, and efficiency are ingrained in our culture. We need to undo time; to bend it.

2 Dec 

 

RT @briancroxall Check out Publication Prize for digital humanities offered by UM Publishing and HASTAC: bit.ly/sVx26E. @mickimcgee

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson Sirloin and chuck, spelling and math tests: all get grades.

2 Dec 

 

RT tmcphers Tara McPherson

Happy to talk to folks @ this. UM Press: 2 5K prizes announced for digital pubs! Details on hastac.org post conference #hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson how were we trained to sit quietly at our desks and act like mummies in a tomb?

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson collaboration by difference: difference isn't our deficit, it's our operating system. @HASTACscholars

2 Dec 

 

@@tmcphers Hi Tara! I can't wait to hear your talk!

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson you cannot see what you cannot see. Working alone, you cannot see how you pay attention.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson did anyone see the video and NOT see the gorilla?

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson we collaborated without damaging our brains.

2 Dec 

 

Our top answer to Davidson's question: collaborating critically #hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson @carrielanza

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson Timed tests are soooooooooooo 20th century

2 Dec 

 

RT Violafaithe90 Fedia

"What are the three things that college students should be learning in the 21st century?" #HASTAC2011

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson we have great institutions that do a great job preparing us for the 20th century.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson what kind of institutions do we need now that will best serve the world we've inherited since 1993?

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @CathyNDavidson cheap little books were the video game of the 18th century.

2 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 @cathyndavidson always donates royalties of her books to a local cause: Today: The Greening of Detroit

2 Dec 

 

@CathyNDavidson has been the generative energy for the DH #2011hastac2011

2 Dec 

 

@@miriamkp I went in to academia feeling open for anything, too. Alt-ac# feels like the right "anything." #hastac2011

1 Dec 

 

@@briancroxall I'm using your syllabus as my current DH reading list. (and also reading Paul Fyfe's).

1 Dec 

 

@@activitystory THANKS!

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 If a librarian taught a college English class, what would he or she teach?

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac No matter what job I get, I am so glad I went thru everything required to get my PhD in lit (summer 2012)

1 Dec 

 

RT HASTACscholars Fiona Barnett

Make connections between your work & job needs. Be specific about HOW you can solve their probs. Good advice from @shanakimball #hastac2011

1 Dec 

 

#hastac 2011 #alt-ac whether the cover letter is one or two pages, make sure you touch all the bases.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac 2011 #alt-ac don't assume the person hiring you has a PhD or wants to hear about yours.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac 2011 #alt-ac it's important to be sensitive to nuances and idiosyncracies when applying to an alt-ac job.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac 2011 #alt-ac It's hard to let go of what you devoted your whole life to for years when looking for an alt-ac job

1 Dec 

 

RT greeney28 Karen Petruska

Croxall wants us to note that he doesn't think he is a failure. It is the academy that thinks he's a failure. #HASTAC2011

1 Dec 

 

@briancroxall I was being ironic when I said you were a "failure"

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac starting a discussion on what jobs and opportunities are out there beyond the traditional TT job.

1 Dec 

 

RT ubiquity75 Sarah T. Roberts

Librarianship loves Ph.D.s from other disciplines who also possess critical thinking and digital skills. Just sayin'. #hastac2011

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac The CLIR post-doc is a space to foster experimentation in the academy.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac @briancroxall There IS a different place to be. The CLIR post-doc is a good thing for alt-ac.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac @briancroxall says the path to alt-ac is idiosyncratic

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac @briancroxall says he scared his advisers when he said he would apply for alt-ac jobs.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac Brian admits he wanted to be a tenure track faculty person. But he FAILED. Good thing!

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac Brian Croxall. Another failure at academe.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac Aaron McCullough says in the library he can be sincere--and that wasn't welcome in the academic world.

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 #alt-ac we're laughing at Aaron McCullough's idea that a PhD in English is a "security move" for a career.

1 Dec 

 

RT ubiquity75 Sarah T. Roberts

Skills of synthesis and critical thinking can prepare ppl for these careers, gained in advanced study. #hastac2011

1 Dec 

 

#hastac2011 listening to great music while waiting for #alt-ac workshop to begin.

1 Dec 

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7 comments

I like the way my twitter feed from the HASTAC conference looks on this blog post, but it's not that readable should anyone care to read it. Any suggestions for formatting it?
Thanks!

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This is so interesting, Elizabeth.  Thanks for posting. 

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Have you tried using Storify

 

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... for tweeting the post, Cathy.

Ernesto, Storify is a great suggestion and I'll use it next time. For now, I'm going to leave the feed as is.

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Want me to take a stab at editing the format, Elizabeth?

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I cleaned it up a bit -- the images and line breaks were all messed up, so this is a bit easier to read. I've saved your version though, so I can restore the original if you want the crazy formatting! 

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Thanks, Fiona! They are much easier to read. The academic in me was thinking about how the semi-random pattern disrupts the regular spatial and linear format of the tweets. Does an altered rendering of them cause us to read the tweets in a new way? And blahblaahhblah. School is now out!

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