What was it like moving from public television straight into app development, a medium with an entirely different set of technical and design constraints?
BURTON: It’s very liberating, and incredibly frightening [chuckles]. Because we had to raise the money ourselves — and, obviously, working for myself is a real joy, having spent 30 years working for other people. Every ounce of what we have all put into this is going to benefit on some level us and our families. I really look at this project as what I’m gonna leave behind, and — and it’s good. It’s really, really good.
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Awesome: Reading Rainbow now has an iPad app.
Henry Hargreaves is a New Zealand still life, art and fashion photographer working out of his studio in Brooklyn, NYC.
His latest work, titled “Deep Fried Gadgets”, is a critique on consumerist culture in which working technological devices are frequently discarded in favour of newer versions.
The absurd contradictions of capitalism.
Percent of People Who Think Access to Higher Ed Should Be a Right From a poll by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
via Kay Steiger
As higher education becomes increasingly necessary for a shot at financial security, I don’t find it surprising that most people don’t think it should be a privilege to access such education.
Digital humanities dissident, Moya Bailey, has sculpted a yellow brick road in cyberspace for women of color. This summer she will travel to Detroit, along with her collective, Shawty Got Skills, to conduct a three-hour workshop at the 14th annual Allied Media Conference. As the ‘founder and co-conspirator’ of Quirky Black Girls, blogger for the Crunk Feminist Collective, and graduate student, it’s amazing she even had time to squeeze us in for an interview (virtual, of course). I asked Moya to share more about her skill share, their objectives, and her cosmic digital endeavors.
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Not sure how I feel about google leading this call to arms…
“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…
My physics major brother and I have this half-joking argument about once a month over whose major is better or does more for society, and he sent me this picture once as a peace offering.