Seeing this meme made me realize extra must be more than vaguely derogatory. Here's my favorite Urban Dictionary definition: adjective/noun: anything excessive, unnecessary, uncalled for, inappropriate, out of place, etc.; basically anything that shouldn't be there or have been said I'm learning that in many uses, extra calls out someone for acting melodramatic in an … Continue reading Meme Slang
As an April Fool's prank, Reddit created a million-pixel canvas called r/place. They let users place single-pixel tiles anywhere on the canvas. Tiles were available in sixteen different colors and users could place as many as they liked with one restriction—they could only place every five minutes. Reddit left the project open for 72 hours. … Continue reading Reddit Creates World’s Largest Collaborative Art Project
Every year, DTC hosts a showcase where students share the best of their work. The glamour categories tend to be film and animation, but there will be design and curation work on display as well. It's always a fun way to end the year. If you're thinking about DTC as a major, it's also a … Continue reading One last pre-approved extra credit event
In class I mentioned the upcoming event on adaption titled "The Book Was Better." Given its clear relevance to our final project, I encourage everyone who is able to attend and to blog about it for extra credit. I attended last year and had a great time. Here are the details: The Book Was Better … Continue reading Extra-Credit Events
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Clyde Stubblefield died Saturday of kidney failure. He was 73 years old and still playing regularly. According to Rolling Stone, his drum break on "The Funky Drummer" appeared as a sample on over 1,000 songs, making it a twenty-second landmark in the history of hip hop and copyright law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vDXrN-90p0&feature=youtu.be
Dr. Veronica Paredes created a Wiki Meetup page for the various workshops she's doing while visiting WSU. It includes a section for our class. Pay a visit and contribute to the roundup of articles that we're all working on for Project 1. Dr. Paredes will have more instructions for us tomorrow morning.
Kirk Schulz, the President of WSU, sent around an important message today. I'm not sure if the email circulated among students as well, so I'm posting the relevant passage here. Please know that any developments to immigration policy concern our community in profound ways. This is our issue—let's stand united. Washington State is dedicated to … Continue reading Message from Schulz
Events at the Center for Digital Scholarship & Curation get started this week with our first workshop, then really pick up the pace next week with our first guest scholar. In addition to the Wikistorm with our class, Veronica Paredes will be giving a talk while in town. Join us on Thursday, February 2nd to … Continue reading Extra-Credit Opportunities
One of the key functions of art is to represent the world we inhabit. That might be simple enough, except that our experience of the world is infinitely complex. It’s physical and embodied, it’s emotional, it’s intellectual, it’s simultaneously concrete and abstract, it’s rhizomatic but organized by hierarchical social institutions. And in a world saturated … Continue reading What Does Digital Culture Look Like?