Links of the week – summer blogs
I’m in a summer frame of mind. Between planning my summer camp that starts next week, thinking about my pending summer vacation, and the perpetually humid Korean weather, I can’t stop thinking about summer.
So why not chill out by reading some cool blogs? This edition of links of the week is all about blogs that I think are pretty cool. So let’s stay inside, enjoy the air conditioning, and read something interesting.
1. Muse.ly – This blog is run by Ely Wallis, a former scientist who now manages museum technology projects. The specific post I linked to discusses learning about digital humanities through twitter.
2. Orphic Journey – Orphic Journey is a blog which discusses issues relating to graduate student life. The blog’s author, Stephanie Butler, recently wrote a great post about the importance of social engagement during one’s graduate studies.
3. Cybernetic Inkwell – I don’t know a lot about this blog other than it contains a fantastic post examining the definitions of the digital humanities. Who doesn’t love a good Venn Diagram?
4. Stumbling Through the Past – One of the best things about living on the other side of the world is that it has introduced to some of the outstanding scholarship coming out of Australia that I had previously been unaware of. Since Korea and Australia are roughly on the same time zones I’ve been able to interact with a lot more Australian academics on twitter than I had been able to in either Canada or the UK. Stumbling Though the Past is a fantastic blog about history that is well worth reading.
5. Pigs on the Wing – I’ve linked to a great list of ‘unconference’ tips for people new to the unconference format. I especially like that the blog’s author, Andy Mabbett, stresses that unlike traditional conferences, unconferences are about interacting and sharing.
That’s it for another installment of links of the week. Look for a fairly busy week here on ivrytwr. As my summer camp draws ever closer look for more post about how I plan to expand the digital literacy skills of my ESL students.
To be entirely honest I don’t have any specific posts planned for this week. Normally I have at least two posts planned by this point. So look for an exciting week of spontaneous posting here on ivrytwr.
Thank you for reading. As always I’d love to hear your thoughts or comments on anything I do here on the site.