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Annotated Bibliography on Digital Reading | University of California - Berkeley
"annotated bibliography of articles, studies, surveys, and blog posts centered in various ways on the question of how people engage with digital texts " Some are solid, some are potboiler complaints. Range is from pop press to academic work
DH  reading  digital_literacy  attention_economy 
5 weeks ago by mcmorgan
How the Internet changed the way we read
Er, tl;dr. No evidence, nothing new. So read 'em and weep.
reading  literacy  attention_economy 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… — Medium
It's interesting that we're *still* debating this one. Shirky emphasizes that it's not so much the machine as the content that lures - content that is *designed* to distract.
distraction  attention_economy  attention 
july 2015 by mcmorgan
Reading to Have Read
If you’re a person who reads, you may have read about Spritz, a startup that hopes to “reimagine” reading. Like most tech startups, reimagining entails making more efficient. Spritz promises to speed…
content_strategy  reading  speed_reading  attention_economy 
april 2015 by mcmorgan
Book Review - The Shallows - What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - By Nicholas Carr - NYTimes.com
Need a fast response for the determinists, and while this review commits the same silliness as Carr, it's a start. "It is here that he starts to run into problems. There is little doubt that the Internet is changing our brain. Everything changes our brain. What Carr neglects to mention, however, is that the preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that the Internet and related technologies are actually good for the mind. "
the_shallows  attention_economy 
june 2014 by mcmorgan
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
And it's only now, as we're waking up from that collective bender, that we're starting to see the cognitive surplus as an asset rather than as a crisis. We're seeing things being designed to take advantage of that surplus, to deploy it in ways more engaging.
attention_economy  economics  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
gapingvoid: free cartoons as "social objects"
Nice blog post about how hugh sees and sets his use permissions. See the work as social object rather than hoarded possession and you change the relationship between object and viewer, object and creator
freelancing  copyright  socialpractices  attention_economy  web2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan

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