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Blogging and blabbing

Just wanted to pass on these tidbits of news from this week…

The other day I was invited by the marvelous Cathy Davidson, Interim Director and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (and Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University), to give a talk about blogging to folks involved with the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) project, which is…

A consortium of humanists, artists, scientists, social scientists and engineers from universities and other civic institutions across the U.S. and internationally, HASTAC (“Haystack”) is committed to new forms of collaboration across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology.Since 2003, we have been developing tools for multimedia archiving and social interaction, gaming environments for teaching, innovative educational programs in information science and information studies, virtual museums, and other digital projects. HASTAC leaders have served as consultants to U.S. and international organizations and governments on grid computing and cyberinfrastructure. Our aim is to promote expansive models for thinking, teaching, and research.

It was a lot of fun sharing the ins and outs of what I do tapping away here in the dead of night/early AM; there was a lot of interesting discussion about Web 2.0 matters with people certainly more knowledgable than I on that front. 

For her take on the event, click here. I had a great time, Cathy; many thanks for thinking of me (I’m certainly no blog goddess, but I can always pretend!)


At noon (ET) on Sunday there will be a live stream of the show Meet the Bloggers on, where you can hear a kick-off interview I did the other day with Hoosier Joh Padgett. Other bloggers (will be Bil Browning of Bilerico  and Melissa McEwan of Shakesville) will be on Sunday to discuss my interview, as well as local and national politics and they will take phone calls.


And don’t forget to listen in to permanent Blend guest barista and the next big progressive radio star — Radical Russ — on his radio program, The Russ Belville Show, on AM 620 KPOJ — Portland’s Progressive Talk Station Saturday (9am-11am Pacific). You can listen live and call in.

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