"some 3,054… 50% of the world’s total languages — are set to die out by 2100. If there is hope, it…"

“some 3,054… 50% of the world’s total languages — are set to die out by 2100. If there is hope, it lies in the world’s centers of information — such as Google. The search giant’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, has launched the Endangered Language project, a website devoted to preserving those ancient tongues that are now only spoken by a few thousand of us.”

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Google Fights to Save 3,054 Languages (via interestingsnippets)

Not sure how I feel about google leading this call to arms…

And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: Geoffrey Rockwell, "On the Evaluation of Digital Media Scholarship", Profession 2011, pp.152-168

And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: Geoffrey Rockwell, "On the Evaluation of Digital Media Scholarship", Profession 2011, pp.152-168:

chaucergirlinaber:

“Cathy Davidson has argued that we are entering a second phase that can be loosely connected to social media technologies, often given the Web 2.0 designation (“Humanities 2.0”).9 Blogs and now Twitter are examples of social media that have been adapted for research work in the academy. Such…

unatronic: Infographic: Difference Engine Initiative Ripple…



unatronic:

Infographic: Difference Engine Initiative Ripple Effect

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The Difference Engine Initiative was comprised of two six-week game jams for first-time women developers. The ripple effect of the DEI has been extraordinary, with participants pursuing careers in game development, creating new community initiatives, and making more games. While some of these successes can be considered under the rubric of “Women in Games,” more have been due to the talent and dedication of the participants, the excitement generated by their games, and their leadership skills. The women of the Difference Engine continue to make awesome things happen.

Learn more about the Difference Engine and the games that came out of it:

CBC
Torontoist
Gamasutra
AV Club
Game Sugar
Indie Games
Button Mashers
All Games
Career Mash
Level Save