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Tara Wibrew

xkcd: Click and Drag - 0 views

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    A beautiful map by xkcd. click & drag to see more.

    For the cheaters/completionists, here is a zoomable version: http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/
Tara Wibrew

Theater Talkback: Against Ovation Inflation - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    A discussion on the expectation of a standing ovation at the end of [Broadway] shows, and an argument for the "seated ovation." Who set these cultural expectations to begin with? Who/what sustains them? 
John Fenn

Hecklevision | Hollywood Theatre - 0 views

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    The Portland Mercury and historic Hollywood Theatre have come together to bring you HECKLEVISION, an all-new series that will permanently change how you think about movie-going. Here's how it works, in three easy steps:
    1) We (Merc & HWT) pick a hilariously horrible movie (but one we secretly love).
    2) Through the magic of MuVChat technology, you text your heckles, jokes, and commentary from your seat and they appear onscreen below the film
    3) We all drink beer and laugh a lot.Sound awesome?  Then charge up those cellphones, limber up your thumbs, and get ready to launch your best text lobs at our screen!
Tara Wibrew

SPIN's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time | SPIN | Best of SPIN | All Time - 0 views

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    The article John mentioned in class today
John Fenn

Open Graph - Facebook Developers - 1 views

  • At Facebook's core is the social graph; people and the connections they have to everything they care about. Historically, Facebook has managed this graph and has expanded it over time as we launch new products (photos, places, etc.).
  • The Open Graph allows apps to model user activities based on actions and objects. A running app may define the ability to “run” (action) a “route” (object). A reading app may define the ability to “read” (action) a “book” (object). A recipe app may define the ability to “cook” (action) to a “recipe” (object). Actions are verbs that users perform in your app. Objects define nouns that the actions apply to. We created sets of actions and objects for common use cases and a tool for you to create your own custom actions and objects. As users engage with your app, social activities are published to Facebook which connects the user with your objects, via the action.
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      Wow...."you" become an app in this environment. Intriguing, esp. when we think about the "arbitrary' actions noted in the first paragraph...
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    How does Facebook's Open Graph and "Social Design" concepts apply to mapping social media? 

    I'm not entirely sure how the process and operations work just yet, but I think there is certainly something of importance here pertaining to this week's topic. 
Tara Wibrew

Facebook Isn't Making Us Lonely - Slate Magazine - 2 views

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    Slate's Eric Klinenberg responds to the Atlantic Monthly's story, "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" His response focuses on more of the research evidence refuting some of the assertions made in Marche's original article--including some of the quotations Marche pulled from Klinenberg's book on the rise in number of people living alone.

    Also, participants on the most recent Slate Culture Gabfest (a weekly podcast series, which I highly recommend) discussed both the original article and response. Available for download on iTunes or streaming: 
    http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/culturegabfest/2012/04/rupaul_s_drag_race_facebook_and_loneliness_and_the_legacy_of_dick_clark_on_slate_s_culture_gabfest.html?tid=sm_tw_button_toolbar via
Tara Wibrew

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? - Magazine - The Atlantic - 2 views

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    Stephen Marche wrote this piece for the Atlantic Monthly, arguing that Facebook (used here as an umbrella term for most, if not all, social media platforms) is responsible for an increase in loneliness and a contributor to "social disintegration."
Tara Wibrew

Vulture's Map of the Comedy Zeitgeist - 2 views

  • it feels like most TV and movie comedy is made by a very specific and contained number of people.
  • marvel at how, unlike our own solar system, this one has boundaries.
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    Vulture has mapped many of the connections between contemporary comedians, comic television, and movies--complete with marriages! Interesting notes on how boundaries are drawn in this map and in our culture. Anything the map is missing?
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    where's kevin smith? penn & teller? trey parker and matt stone?
Tara Wibrew

Descriptive Camera Prototype| Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News - 0 views

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    New technology: take a photo with a web-enabled camera, and receive a short description of said photo, provided by a real, live human!
    Will this really change the way we take photographs? The reasons we photograph? What about questions of editing, curating, filtering?
Tara Wibrew

This is the web right now - The Oatmeal - 0 views

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    A comic state of, well, The State of the Web. This is part of a quarterly series done by The Oatmeal and addresses many of the topics we've been touching on regarding ownership, social media, etc.
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    I think this one counts as topical, as well because he's slicing out the conventions. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/facebook_suck
Tara Wibrew

The Flight From Conversation - NYTimes.com - 3 views

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    Sunday Review opinion piece from the NY Times that questions how much our use of media may or may not lead to "connecting" with others. Is technology keeping us from learning how to carry on a conversation? How to interact with human beings in-person? How much is one's self-curated (and self-edited) identity representative of the total package that is the self?
Tara Wibrew

RSUBOX - 0 views

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    The creators of Central Toilet and other animations, distributed online.
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    can't wait to see the story of toilets in the office...
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