Monday, August 09, 2010

facebook q&a

I've publicly criticized FB's use by libraries before -- but at the link below I don't even bother to mention the dissolution of reference services this development suggests.

http://woodyevans.com/public_html/archives/795

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Facebook-Questions--Askcom-Cashing-in-on-Mass-Ignorance-69187.asp

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Ada Lovelace Day: Donna Haraway

Ada Lovelace Day: Donna Haraway

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

My hero of the day is Donna Haraway.

I think I first encountered Donna Haraway’s work in about 1996. I was studying up on Actor-Network Theory as part of an effort to get into an exchange program to Keele University (John Law had taught at Keele, and that’s how I got into ANT), and somehow that led me to theCyborg Manifesto. Once at Keele, Primate Visions was required (for a class about society and nature with Gordon Fyfe, I think).

Haraway’s work has really been important to me. She’s helped me to make sense of the interstitial spots between technology and bodies, between people and animals. So for Ada Lovelace day, I celebrate Donna Haraway!

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