I was fortunate to sit down for a rare interview with Fred Salvucci on the final episode of this season of the What's New podcast. Fred is now at MIT, but he is well-known in the Boston area for conceiving and being the champion of a massive engineering project which came to be known as … Continue reading The Big Dig and the Nature of Large Engineering Projects
I've had a dozen great guests on the What's New podcast, but this week's episode features a true legend: Ted Landsmark. He is probably best known as the subject of a shocking Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph showing a gang of white teens at a rally against school desegregation attacking him with an American flag. The image … Continue reading Activism, Community Input, and the Evolution of Cities: My Interview with Ted Landsmark
My new podcast, What's New, has launched, and I'm truly excited about the opportunity to explore new ideas and discoveries on the show. What's New will cover a wide range of topics, from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology, and it is intended for anyone who wants to learn new things. I hope that you'll subscribe … Continue reading Introducing the What’s New Podcast
The Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia has posted audio recordings of sessions from “The Humanities in a Digital Age,” a symposium that took place in November at UVA’s new Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. My keynote at the symposium was entitled "Humanities Scholars and the Web: Past, Present, Future," and focused … Continue reading Critical Elements of Web Culture Scholars Should Understand
The flawed launch of Google Buzz, with its privacy nightmare of exposing the social graph of one's email account, makes me, Tom, Mills, and Amanda French consider the major issue of online privacy on this week's Digital Campus podcast. Covering several stories, including Facebook attacks on teachers and teachers spying on students, we think about … Continue reading Digital Campus #52 – What’s the Buzz?
For the past few months I've neglected to reblog in this space the availability of fresh new Digital Campus podcasts for your listening pleasure. Below is a list of the major topics of each of those episodes—if you're new to the podcast, pick one that sounds interesting and give it a listen. Or just subscribe … Continue reading Digital Campus Podcasts #46-51
This week's podcast looks at the fake, the real, the copies, and the bizarre: fake journals from Elsevier, the MPAA telling teachers to film their TVs, the University of Michigan asking for real uses for its copies of Google's book scans, and Wolfram Alpha's use of sources. Mills and I also give Tom a parenting … Continue reading Digital Campus #42 – The Real World