The NEH is supporting a symposium in November at UMD to foster information sharing among researchers working in topic modeling, a system for analyzing large amounts of unlabeled text. Of interest to scholars looking to dig through the scads and scads of text being digitized on a daily basis.
Project Offspring was born out of a dual reaction of love and frustration. I am a fan of social media as are most of my friends and family. The reason I have so much passion for this project is because as much as I love the community involved in social media, I have yet to find a place that is truly there for everyone.
There seems to be an overwhelming amount of bigotry that is overlooked and often encouraged on some of these sites. The Offspring Project is hoping to change that.
Everyone needs and deserves a safe place to be creative, vent, have fun, meet new people and/or just relax after a hard day.
Three things you should know before you donate:
Three things you can do if you can’t donate money but still want to help:
1. The Uncollege Manifesto: Within two weeks of reading this book I made plans to quit school. It doesn’t pertain to high school, but holds contagious inspiration that any unschooler will gobble. You have to sign up for the UNcollege newsletter to get a free copy-…
The Digital Innovation Lab has teamed up with William L. Andrews, foremost expert on slave narratives, to transform UNC’s Documenting the American South North American Slave Narratives digital collection into a searchable database of people and places. The database would enable search and analyses within and across narratives and support spatial and network visualizations. This approach would provide additional layers of exploration for scholars and students and could assist genealogists and descendants of slaves interested in tracing their family histories.
Because there are about 275 narratives of varying lengths, our team is employing automation in combination with crowd-sourcing refinement to develop a complete set of names and places. We automatically extracted words that might be reasonably considered proper names and locations (capitalized words). From there, a team of undergraduate students are working to verify whether a word is, or is not, a proper name of an actual person or a location. Locations will eventually be georeferenced so that they can be marked on (historic) maps.
MOOCs are not the end of higher education as we know it or the great answer to democratic learning. It’s not even particularly innovative. It is performing innovation in the way that removing our belts at airport security is performing security.
The real innovation will come when elite education can be downloaded without a credit card to a cheap tablet bought at Family Dollar by a kid in rural America who uses it to learn how to apply for college which is still, it turns out, the best bet for the social capital that fuels upward mobility.”
- MOOCs, Coursera, Online Education and Performing Innovation « tressiemc (via anothergirlontheirt)
The 2013 Emory Alien Bodies: Race, Space, Sex and the African Diaspora Conference is pleased to announce a Logo Contest!
The conference explores such questions as: how do we begin to understand the ways in which race, space, and sex configure “the alien” within spaces allegedly…
I like how despite these being pixel themed these sort of bypass the “omg geek chic” aesthetic and just go “cool looking” territory. I like the top ones the most.I NEED THESE FOR TRICKSTER COSPLAY OMG ASDHGHALGLAHFJDJGJSCN
I need them all
I’d wear the middle pair…