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Making Room for the Magical: Glave, Naniki, and the Archive

Due to my inattentiveness when downloading this week’s readings (ah, the perils of digital pedagogy!) I began reading Thomas Glave’s essay “Whose Caribbean?” thinking that it was actually the introduction to the anthology Our Caribbean. Imagine my surprise at being

Making Room for the Magical: Glave, Naniki, and the Archive

Due to my inattentiveness when downloading this week’s readings (ah, the perils of digital pedagogy!) I began reading Thomas Glave’s essay “Whose Caribbean?” thinking that it was actually the introduction to the anthology Our Caribbean. Imagine my surprise at being

Simultaneously Necessary and Impossible: the Uneven Archive

Larry Change claims in “Genesis of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement Archive” that “Who writes the history determines the agenda” (np), and we find similar claims made elsewhere among this week’s readings— inquiries into the relation between history and the

Simultaneously Necessary and Impossible: the Uneven Archive

Larry Change claims in “Genesis of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement Archive” that “Who writes the history determines the agenda” (np), and we find similar claims made elsewhere among this week’s readings— inquiries into the relation between history and the

Naniki, the story,

“The computer is not the enemy of the book. It is the child of print culture…” (Murray 8) I find http://nanikistory.org/story.html to be very interesting for displaying in its digital iteration a constellation of influences, and while the site seems

Naniki, the story,

“The computer is not the enemy of the book. It is the child of print culture…” (Murray 8) I find http://nanikistory.org/story.html to be very interesting for displaying in its digital iteration a constellation of influences, and while the site seems

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About The Computer?

“There is nothing that human beings have created that cannot be represented in this protean environment,” Janet Murray writes of the computer environment, “from the cave paintings of Lascaux to real-time photographs of Jupiter, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Shakespeare’s First folio,

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About The Computer?

“There is nothing that human beings have created that cannot be represented in this protean environment,” Janet Murray writes of the computer environment, “from the cave paintings of Lascaux to real-time photographs of Jupiter, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Shakespeare’s First folio,

Narrative, learning, and the Internet

  In Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray discusses the cognitive and material benefit of narrative within the incunabula phase of the internet (and, I imagine, many other incunabular phases of ontology and epistemology). In what may be a pragmatic

Narrative, learning, and the Internet

  In Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray discusses the cognitive and material benefit of narrative within the incunabula phase of the internet (and, I imagine, many other incunabular phases of ontology and epistemology). In what may be a pragmatic

Preliminary Thoughts on “New” Forms of Media, Technology, and Race

Most of us are probably familiar with the 1979 Buggles tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In the synth-heavy and somewhat campy song, the group sings in saccharine yet nostalgia tones about a shift from the experience of radio to

Preliminary Thoughts on “New” Forms of Media, Technology, and Race

Most of us are probably familiar with the 1979 Buggles tune, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In the synth-heavy and somewhat campy song, the group sings in saccharine yet nostalgia tones about a shift from the experience of radio to

Site Review: The Public Archive

  Note: My apologies for the delay in getting this up. I was extremely confused about what/when details on the assignment. That, and technical difficulties with the site and my own (slow!) computer intervened.   For my site review I

Site Review: The Public Archive

  Note: My apologies for the delay in getting this up. I was extremely confused about what/when details on the assignment. That, and technical difficulties with the site and my own (slow!) computer intervened.   For my site review I

Site Review: Legacies of Césaire

Legacies of Césaire’s homepage is simple, direct, unequivocal, and “utilized.” And, as a site dedicated to (I) extending the textual & bibliographic scholarship surrounding Aimé Césaire and (II)leading users to participate in a two-day event promoting the same, this construction

Site Review: Legacies of Césaire

Legacies of Césaire’s homepage is simple, direct, unequivocal, and “utilized.” And, as a site dedicated to (I) extending the textual & bibliographic scholarship surrounding Aimé Césaire and (II)leading users to participate in a two-day event promoting the same, this construction

Site Review: Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761

I appreciate that this site begins with an acknowledgement—perhaps even a confession—that there is difficulty in representing the complexities of slave revolt cartographically. The question then is: does this site rise to the challenge of these representations or does it

Site Review: Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761

I appreciate that this site begins with an acknowledgement—perhaps even a confession—that there is difficulty in representing the complexities of slave revolt cartographically. The question then is: does this site rise to the challenge of these representations or does it

The Internet and Diasporic Experience

The internet is a space of wildly shifting scales—from the private message (between you, me, and the NSA) to the seemingly all-encompassing google search. Or from the tweet to the unending twitter feed. Nicholas Negroponte captures this simultaneity of scales

The Internet and Diasporic Experience

The internet is a space of wildly shifting scales—from the private message (between you, me, and the NSA) to the seemingly all-encompassing google search. Or from the tweet to the unending twitter feed. Nicholas Negroponte captures this simultaneity of scales