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Language Log » They triumphs?
Because language is always political. Pronouns reawaken. Remember tis/ter/tem? A statement from Manjoo, a commentary from Language Log, and an index to earlier columns.

> Manjoo is apparently suggesting that everyone should choose the opt-out option, at least with respect to pronoun choices, so that they replaces he and she just as you replaced thou. This will certainly get pushback from traditionalists like Mary Norris. Will there also be objections from people on the other side, who want to see explicit non-gendered pronoun choice retained as an expression of personal identity?
pronouns  identity  linguistics 
6 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Fear of Screens – The New Inquiry
Jurgenson, review of Reclaiming Conversation, Turkle. "Why would anyone want to believe that people who are communicating with phones have forgotten what friendship is?" My notes on http://mcmorgan.wikity.cc/digital-dualism/
mediation  identity  semiotics 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
Himmer, The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature
"These features, I argue, characterize the weblog as a distinctive literary and creative mode, something richer and more nuanced than viewing it as simply the outcome of a specific toolset or formal structure allows for. The form’s literariness, then, is not a quality achieved by some weblogs and lacking in others." A stepping off point for Fitzpatrick, Pleasure of the Blog
dh  #en3177  en3177  identity 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
Fitzpatrick - The Pleasure of the Blog: The Early Novel, the Serial, and the Narrative Archive
Argues that the blog might be well thought of as the early novel, both in form and in how it works subject positions. It's been under-theorized at any rate. This position complicates notions of authenticity and mediate relation of blog posts to blogger. "All blogs, for Himmer, are in some sense literary, because of the nature of their readers’ interactions with them. ... Such a claim begins to suggest that the reasons we read blogs may be slightly different than we have often imagined; through this understanding, blogs offer not simply a voyeuristic peek into someone else’s life — though, obviously, that numbers among their pleasures, too — but they also offer a form of writing that engages the reader by requiring her not simply to consume the content presented but also, in some sense, to produce that content, to complete what is present through a knowledge of what is past, an exploration of the ways that that present is situated, and a commitment to return in the future."
blogging  narrative  identity  genre  reading  #en3177  DH 
december 2015 by mcmorgan
An Inconvenient Proof
A primer on data collection and processing. "Unless individuals are offered personal clouds or methodologies that provide privacy by design, it’s time to recognize that keeping people from controlling their personal data means we remove their ability to control their identity."
privacy  identity  data_analysis 
november 2015 by mcmorgan
What's Your Algorithmic Citizenship? | Citizen Ex
A Chrome extension that records (locally) the physical location of the servers that hold the sites you visit. We have defined identity by place and origin. What happens when we become visitors? A DH project by James Bridle, co-commissioned by The space and the Southbank Centre. I'm in.
DH  identity  geolocation  geopsycology 
june 2015 by mcmorgan
A Domain of One's Own | University of Mary Washington
U Mary Washington gets it right: "freshmen with their own domain names and Web space. Students will have the freedom to create subdomains, install any LAMP-compatible software, setup databases and email addresses, and carve out their own space on the web that they own and control"
ple  fyc  d2l  bigdata  identity  privacy  learninganalytics 
august 2013 by mcmorgan
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves
Fair intro to the more complex theme of self- and cultural-construction.
fyi  dat  identity  erhetoric 
december 2012 by mcmorgan
Dear Michael: An Open Letter From The Present About The Future Of Your Past
A brief article on giving up social media for blogging and letter writing as one way of making the trace of an online life coherent. Places the blog as a space to collect one's thoughts.
history  en3177  socialmedia  identity  fragmentation 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
This Is Me: This Is Me Introduction
University of Reading. "In an environment where there are many ways to publish material quickly and easily, such as social networking sites ... and all manner of other ways of expressing yourself on the web, people can find that they have their 'web presence' spread across multiple sites. What's more, other people might post something about you without you knowing about it - and it might be done quite innocently.

We are developing a number of short exercises and learning materials to help people think about what sorts of issues there are about DI."
twitter  blogging  identity  teaching  socialpractices 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
if:book: of shelves and selves
How looking through bookmarks is a lot like looking through bookshelves. We move from a materiality of books to a social network of bookmarks - both of which are rhetorical affordances of identity. "We arrange books not only for our own conceptual orient
socialpractices  socialnetworking  status  books  identity  erhetoric  en3177 
july 2007 by mcmorgan

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