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Democracy, Deregulation, &Discontents

Image: Zach Blas / Queer Technologies   For two weeks in January, I taught an undergraduate intensive course at Hampshire College on network culture and its discontents as part of my post-baccalaureate residency with 5CollDH.I had been planning the course for months—refining the topic, gathering material for the syllabus, and refining it even more. When I started my digging, I knew I wanted to discuss possible politics and philosophies of networks, but I had no idea where that might lead. My research … , , , , , , ,

Highlights from Digital Labor / #DL14

Sweatshops, Picket Lines, &Barricades This past week, I went to the New School in New York City to attend #DL14—the fifth conference on digital labor spurred by Trebor Scholz’s The Internet As Playground and Factory. Each year, the conference invites artists and activists, technologists and scholars to interrogate both the digitization of labor and the labor of digitization. This year’s participants were asked to focus on questions of contemporary worker solidarity online and off, including What does it mean to … Read More

Meet the Tumblr API + Markup!

This quick sandbox post is primarily for people who:  – are familiar with using Tumblr as a casual blogging platform, – have some basic sense of HTML, and  – want to combine these skill sets to make a custom process blog for DH project(s). What is the Tumblr API?  An Application Programming Interface (API) is a just an overly technical term for how a set of software works—i.e. what information it has access to (variables) and the ways it knows … Read More