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2021-04-15: Our new library robot is more Star Trek than Black Mirror

2021-04-15: I like the new graphics we have up in our library showing visualizations of how our lives have …

2021-04-08: In case you’re wondering what the gestation period is for a laptop, mine has a baby bump after …

2021-04-07: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 37: Data and the Humanities” — Thinking about …

2021-04-06: Library Redensification Plan is my indie rock band name

2021-04-03: Good morning

2021-03-29: Every year, Passover offers an eternal lesson: Never eat matzo over your keyboard

2021-03-28: Great: The Louvre collections are now online! Also great: all metadata/descriptions are …

2021-03-24: Well this is great news: @ukglo is returning to revitalize the Flickr Commons, which she created and …

2021-03-22: We may have taken the “next big thing looks like a toy” shtick a bit too far

2021-03-21: Winemaking update: We are only a month away from our first bottling, and in preparation we got this …

2021-03-18: Vertical browser tabs, where have you been all my life

2021-03-17: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 36: 15% Faster” — “Singin’ in the Rain” as …

2021-03-17: The LFT, or Library Fungible Token (pronounced “Lifty”), is an object, like a book, that through the …

2021-03-16: On the latest What’s New podcast, I talk to @JimMc_Grath, one of the curators of A Journal of …

2021-03-15: In addition to being showered with awards, I hope that the work of @COVID19Tracking is archived …

2021-03-14: We are down to just two: the stove and the microwave.

2021-03-14: How many clocks or devices that display the time do you have left that need to be manually changed …

2021-03-11: I’m on the quad…or am I?

2021-03-10: I feel seen

2021-03-09: Really nice springtime vibe on campus today @Northeastern

2021-03-08: Perfect together: @dpla + @wikimedia: “In our first year, [DPLA] uploaded over 1.25 million …

2021-03-07: Today’s hike

2021-03-04: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 35: Bounded and Boundless” — A collection of unusual …

2021-03-04: Incredible update to Zotero (beta): fantastic built-in PDF reader with many annotation features; …

2021-03-02: Find polar bears in remote camera feeds from Hudson Bay, and then decide where they rank in the …

2021-03-02: We rarely speak w/ people beyond our social circles, but doing so can bridge divides through shared …

2021-03-01: The length of our dog’s legs singlehandedly destroys the theory of intelligent design

2021-02-25: A question to ponder: Is cultural output better if it is paid for by direct subscriptions to …

2021-02-23: The latest NASA videos have a nice Space: 1999 vibe

2021-02-22: Digital art sold as “authentic” using a blockchain/NFT is the latest version of a concept …

2021-02-21: Don DeLillo’s White Noise reads very differently after the experience of the last year.

2021-02-17: You look nice today, New Hampshire

2021-02-16: On the What’s New podcast from @NortheasternLib, I talk with @julia_flanders and Sarah Connell …

2021-02-12: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 34: Making Data Physical” — Representing data in the …

2021-02-11: I believe we’ve reached Peak Winter

2021-02-09: This good piece by @austinkleon, “Blogging as a Forgiving Medium,” is just as much about forgiving …

2021-02-09: Winemaking update: After our apparent success pressing the Zinfandel grapes we got from California, …

2021-02-07: The year is 2057. In Super Bowl LXXXIV, Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass to Gronkbot 3000, winning …

2021-02-07: Snow Belle

2021-02-04: Is a sentiment that is autocompleted still a sentiment?

2021-02-02: Larry’s interviews with Prince, one right after Prince brought down the house in 1981 with a …

2021-02-02: This week on the What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University Library, I spoke with …

2021-02-01: 1 year ago @Northeastern launched its Covid-19 task force, making us one of “The Colleges That Took …

2021-01-29: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 33: Bring Back the Color” — Why the objects around us …

2021-01-25: For our next What’s New podcast, I interviewed a music critic who interviewed Prince, Bob Marley, …

2021-01-25: Barry White on the backlash against disco music and discos in 1979: “People put titles on …

2021-01-25: Shalanda Baker, Prof. of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs @Northeastern, has joined President …

2021-01-19: To start 2021 with some fresh ideas and discoveries, I spoke with three award-winning graduate …

2021-01-17: Great idea: The Science Museum (UK) used its digitized collection, API, and log of web pages with …

2021-01-14: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 32: Faint and Loud Signals”—Relax in a virtual …

2021-01-13: Morning

2021-01-10: Quincy Jones predicts the future of music and technology in 1984 (quoted in @matoswk75’s very good …

2021-01-03: This weekend’s reading, via @audreywatters/@hackeducation, was @bjfr’s Failure to …

2020-12-31: Last hike of the year; good summary of 2020’s mood

2020-12-31: This chance encounter with a joyful tiny ballerina seems like a good omen for 2021

2020-12-30: Consider this: In 24 hours, works that were published in 1925 will have a brighter digital future …

2020-12-26: Novice winemaking update: We ran a chromatography test overnight to see if the bacteria we added to …

2020-12-26: I saved The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design for holiday …

2020-12-24: A Christmas Eve edition of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 31: An Adaptive Painting” — The tale of …

2020-12-18: Our library (Snell Library @Northeastern) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1990, the campus …

2020-12-15: Helping an elderly relative with an operating system upgrade today, I thought of Michael …

2020-12-15: On this week’s @podcastwhatsnew from @NortheasternLib, @JoannaRadin, @DanBouk, and I talk …

2020-12-12: Morning

2020-12-05: We spent this snowy day pressing our grapes. Started with 200 pounds of grapes, which gave us 20 …

2020-12-04: This morning @lorcanD reminded me of this great visualization of mega-regions in North America and …

2020-12-02: Hold me closer

2020-12-02: Old me: Hahaha, Charles Babbage thought he lost a quarter of his brainpower to organ grinders. New …

2020-12-01: Entering the workplace after college is always difficult and awkward for young people, and it can be …

2020-12-01: “The lesson of the web is that people, given the choice between the freedom of operating and …

2020-11-30: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 30: Escape Disappointment With Your Machines”—Another …

2020-11-30: We’ve got a great (virtual) event coming up @NUlabTMN @Northeastern, Dec 11, 1-2:30pm EST: …

2020-11-29: We have reached the “punch-down” stage of our winemaking, which is the only time it’s ok to punch …

2020-11-25: The latest Cohen Clan Covid Challenge: converting 200 pounds of grapes from a vineyard in Sonoma …

2020-11-23: New on my blog: “When We Look Back on 2020, What Will We See?”—The record of 2020 lies largely in …

2020-11-21: So goth to endow a bat colony for a couple’s 50th anniversary

2020-11-21: Today’s hike

2020-11-21: One important lesson of the Covid Tracking Project is that we should have more data sets created, …

2020-11-20: “For life scientists, the freezer is the archive.” —Joanna Radin, with a very chewy thought on the …

2020-11-20: Today at noon EST, I’m moderating a panel on “Data Histories of Health,” feat. profs Joanna Radin …

2020-11-19: Love the new fire pits all over campus @Northeastern

2020-11-17: What is the German compound noun for a social network’s embarrassing desire to copy another social …

2020-11-14: Belle has that lazy Saturday morning vibe

2020-11-12: A new podcast series from @CLIRnews on “the effects of climate change on cultural memory and why, …

2020-11-10: Timely new @podcastwhatsnew from @NortheasternLib: “The Great News Divide”—I talk w/ @meg_heckman of …

2020-11-07: Today’s hike

2020-11-07: A little late, fortune cookie

2020-11-06: Here @Northeastern we have many highly interdisciplinary joint appointments for faculty (and joint …

2020-11-02: I have been reminded by my phone that four years ago today I was in the National Library of Latvia

2020-11-02: On my evening run I stepped on a yard sign that was thrown into the road, and it flipped up and …

2020-11-01: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 29: Noticing the Neighborhood”—an exploration …

2020-10-31: Good morning

2020-10-29: Great to see this terrific updated design for the DPLA Exchange, an ebook market built by libraries, …

2020-10-28: Look at what I have to deal with when I’m trying to work in the evening

2020-10-28: All these months later, I still don’t know how to smize

2020-10-28: All these months later, I still don’t know how to smize

2020-10-27: I really enjoyed this book and its amazing tale of how Jewish families from Baghdad ended up in …

2020-10-26: A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed being on a CNI panel with @pmhswe and Tom Hickerson to discuss …

2020-10-23: Fall is here, so I’ve had to up my outdoor social distancing game

2020-10-22: Our dog has a new friend and he’s a total goofball

2020-10-18: Today’s hike

2020-10-14: late in the day my zoom calls start to feel like this

2020-10-13: Know thyself, @nytimes

2020-10-13: Hound is confused about this headless horseman

2020-10-13: If you have ever wondered what the World Health Organization does, how it operates and is funded, …

2020-10-13: Looking forward to participating in CNI’s “Reflections on Libraries and Digital Scholarship …

2020-10-12: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 28: Cornucopia of Cleverness”—making GIFs from …

2020-10-09: Well done, sunset

2020-10-07: Fall

2020-09-29: The 1st episode of the 4th season of the What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University …

2020-09-26: Today’s hike

2020-09-26: The evolution of museum wall labels: text audio tour number prompt QR code THIS

2020-09-25: The fourth season of our What’s New podcast starts next week with conversations about climate …

2020-09-24: caption this

2020-09-15: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 27: Reopening Time”—Uzbek textile tech/art; can lit …

2020-09-12: Just found this mysterious junction box in our old house. I think it’s for the 1930 Graybar …

2020-09-11: ominous word usage trend

2020-09-08: By some cosmic synchronicity, @ayjay’s new book Breaking Bread With the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a …

2020-09-08: I’m a firm believer that every library reopening brings a little light back into our world. We’re …

2020-09-06: Today’s hike is very on-brand for 2020

2020-08-31: For the curious, here’s @Northeastern’s very efficient high-volume testing center, where students …

2020-08-30: nice try, murder hornets

2020-08-25: Guess who went into the office all day today for the first time in months, and guess who stayed home

2020-08-21: OPENING SCENE: Interior shot of a empty library. The late summer sun blazes through the window. …

2020-08-16: How are reliable info/stats sites like @COVID19tracking going to handle national and state testing …

2020-08-15: A+ design and typography on this manhole cover

2020-08-15: This weekend’s reading 📚

2020-08-07: Stéfan Sinclair was brilliant and did so much groundbreaking work in digital humanities, but most of …

2020-08-06: 2020

2020-08-04: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 26: Considerate Over Clever”—Photography exhibit about …

2020-08-02: As required by Massachusetts law, this is an official notification to the general public that my …

2020-07-30: Just a reminder that we are filling several positions in the Northeastern University Library, and …

2020-07-30: Nice historical artifact we discovered while sorting through some of our books: a 1949 edition of …

2020-07-27: I would like a Dogme 95 sports channel

2020-07-19: I’ve been going over my notes on digital history from 2003-2005, including some of these early …

2020-07-19: If you want to know how much the web has changed in the last two decades, here was the top Google …

2020-07-15: Dear future historians: High school and college yearbooks often go to press months before the end of …

2020-07-15: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 25: Out of Body Experiences”—The view out of …

2020-07-14: Tonight’s reading

2020-07-14: The new “Together” mode in Microsoft Teams is like a Borges story about a lecture.

2020-07-10: The marshmallow test, except with a hound and an ice cube on a hot day

2020-07-07: Wear a mask and let dog be your copilot

2020-07-06: Evening

2020-07-02: Afternoon

2020-07-01: Evening

2020-06-30: Evening

2020-06-29: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 24: Witness and Withness”—how libraries/archives can …

2020-06-29: Morning

2020-06-27: And these neighbors have decided to go straight to Halloween. I get it.

2020-06-27: Over a hundred days in and things are finally getting weird in the neighborhood. One of our …

2020-06-24: Much wisdom here from @jenorr on her blog about our forthcoming necessarily imperfect fall school …

2020-06-24: If you could use five minutes of pure fun and incredible talent, may I recommend this video of the …

2020-06-23: For teens doing their best to social distance, this summer is a brutal marshmallow test, but instead …

2020-06-21: Evening

2020-06-19: Long article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed on what campuses will look like in the fall, from …

2020-05-28: How is this comfortable?

2020-05-19: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 23: Reframing Time & Saving …

2020-05-16: When my mask is dangling around my neck I like to pretend I’m Dr. Fink

2020-05-15: Fellow library directors: I’ve found this IFLA page on reopening strategies/techniques …

2020-05-13: Just stretching

2020-05-06: Truth really is stranger than fiction

2020-05-01: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 22: More Creative Reuses”—re-enacting works of …

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2020-04-28: Possession is nine-tenths of the law

2020-04-25: My method for delivering packages safely to my mother is now indistinguishable from the handoffs …

2020-04-24: A reminder that the Digital Public Library of America has thousands of high-quality ebooks in EPUB …

2020-04-24: In the alternate timeline, my kids would have gotten their driver’s licenses today. ☹️

2020-04-23: Time Machine Quarantine would be an amazing band name

2020-04-22: Just realized that today was my 40th day of isolation = a quarantine. Next up, in 10 days: a …

2020-04-22: I remain confused by the operation of our dog’s legs

2020-04-21: On the latest What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University Library, my conversation with Moya …

2020-04-21: Most of today’s good pop songs would be great pop songs if Bernard Edwards played bass on …

2020-04-19: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 21: Functional and Eternal”—learning …

2020-04-12: These faux-reos are non-gebrokts

2020-04-07: New issue of my newsletter: “Physical Distancing, Social Cohesion”—The first archives of COVID-19; a …

2020-04-07: On the latest What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University Library, I talk with Steve …

2020-04-06: Life hack: Step 1: Find a photo of an idyllic place you would like to relocate to. Step 2: Use that …

2020-03-31: Pro tip: If you are an author (or other copyright holder) and want to make your books widely …

2020-03-30: We have been at home so long that our dog is offering free hugs

2020-03-25: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 19: Credit Where Credit Is Due”—more on …

2020-03-24: My guest on this week’s What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University Library is …

2020-03-23: If the rest of the school year is canceled, my kids will have only made it through three-quarters of …

2020-03-23: I needed to talk about and listen to something that was not virus-related, so I called a …

2020-03-23: Along with my colleague in the history dept @Northeastern, Victoria Cain, I was interviewed by the …

2020-03-22: Today’s print edition of the New York Times had no sports scores or league standings, I assume for …

2020-03-22: Regarding our refrigerator, we have reached the “use all parts of the buffalo” stage.

2020-03-21: Since “going out” now means “walking around my neighborhood,” I’m trying to notice something new …

2020-03-21: “Ignaz Semmelweis, who in the 1840s invited the ridicule of his colleagues by suggesting that …

2020-03-20: My colleague’s bunny is the world champion of sheltering in place

2020-03-20: Disease outbreak map by Dr. Seuss, 1943. (via the David Rumsey Map Center)

2020-03-18: Next-level social distancing in Boston

2020-03-18: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 18: Closing Time”—what it’s like to have to …

2020-03-17: The only thing more excited about my working from home than my dog is the fan on my computer.

2020-03-17: Of course it’s snowing on St. Patrick’s Day, because this is the worst movie script …

2020-03-16: For those wondering if the internet can handle all of this, Kanopy, a provider of streaming media to …

2020-03-16: oh i see u are trying to work from home

2020-03-16: Kudos to the 50 university presses, nonprofit and commercial publishers who are providing unlimited …

2020-03-16: First day of our library’s staff all working from home after we tapered off staffing last …

2020-03-14: Yes, Isaac Newton made breakthroughs in math and physics during dark times, and he also …

2020-03-10: In these times, I recommend reading Frank Snowden’s The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962, which …

2020-03-10: While we panic about the coronavirus, the long-term existential threat remains: climate change. On …

2020-03-08: If I can stop touching my face, my dog should be able to stop eating sponges.

2020-03-05: For some reason I cannot get the bridge of “Sweet Caroline” out of my head: ”Hands, touching hands, …

2020-03-02: Our leggy dog is ready to shelter in place

2020-03-01: Highly recommended in these times: Start learning a new language. It makes you concentrate regularly …

2020-02-27: This crossword better not be like the November 5, 1996 crossword, New York Times. I am still angry …

2020-02-27: Wanda Strauven’s detailed history and media archaeology of the earliest animated GIFs is …

2020-02-27: Newspaper delivery used to be pretty cool

2020-02-26: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 17: All THAT and More”—Early modern QR …

2020-02-26: New on my blog: “More than THAT”—my reflections on the genesis and flourishing (and now sunsetting) …

2020-02-25: Let us reflect on how complete and generous the Smithsonian’s release of millions of images …

2020-02-25: On the latest @podcastwhatsnew: “How Tariffs Made Modern China”—from the First Opium War to …

2020-02-13: “No, I didn’t eat your pillow, why do you ask?”

2020-02-12: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 16: Imagining New Museums”—A future museum’s …

2020-02-11: As part of Northeastern University Library’s partnership with the Boston Public Library to …

2020-02-11: On the latest What’s New podcast, a history and analysis of life hacking—why do some people go …

2020-02-03: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 15: Close but Not Quite”—How to find jazz …

2020-01-28: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 14: Adding Dimensions”—The Library of …

2020-01-28: New research shows that infants have many innate concepts, including ones related to physics, math, …

2020-01-20: I used to find the Blue Screen of Death to be disconcerting on giant screens in public places, then …

2020-01-19: Really like a German compound noun I heard Patricia Williams use in a talk last week: Waldeinsamkeit …

2020-01-17: For those in the Boston area: To commemorate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we …

2020-01-16: Patricia Williams pushing back against the problematic mental state of our age of smartphones and …

2020-01-14: New issue of my newsletter: “Humane Ingenuity 13: The Best of Both Worlds”—Historians are no …

2020-01-14: ‪On the first What’s New podcast of 2020, I talk with Jessica Silbey about her forthcoming book, …

2020-01-13: How are books like breakfast cereal? The ones that are on eye-level shelves in libraries are taken …

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2020-01-11: I don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

2020-01-09: Kate Eichhorn’s keynote at the Coalition for Networked Information meeting in December, “Forgetting …

2020-01-06: From a distance I took this photo of a family at sundown, and now I really wish I had their contact …

2020-01-06: Eye-opening survey by @ianmilligan1 reveals the changing practice of historians: Over 90% now use …

2020-01-05: I like how my web host, @reclaimhosting, has a server for installing new software called “Fugazi,” …

2019-12-28: “What will the new decade bring? Ducks, I hope.”

2019-12-25: As the father of boy-girl twins, I consider Star Wars to be an extended metaphor.

2019-12-23: Winter at its most beautiful is more beautiful than any other season.

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2019-12-19: World’s greatest holiday gift: my colleague Deb Smith’s 2020 calendar featuring her bunnies, Ella …

2019-12-18: Toilet-paper ribbon-cutting ceremony to open new bathrooms in our library today. In related news, I …

2019-12-17: On the final What’s New podcast of 2019: a trio of young researchers and their innovative work …

2019-12-16: Look at this beautiful new gadget I just put on my desk

2019-12-12: A new issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 12: Automation & Agency”—can we …

2019-12-11: Belle is having thoughts

2019-12-11: Current status: I have been invited to a “Ride with the Rabbis” spin class.

2019-12-08: The moon is perched right on top of the Boston Commons Christmas tree

2019-12-05: It was a pretty punk move. I was paid $50 that December.

2019-12-05: Whenever I see a “Best of the Decade” piece, I am reminded of when I was an intern at Spin in 1989, …

2019-12-04: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 11: Middle-Aged Software”—what can we learn …

2019-12-04: Some good things going on at our library this week (aside from, or to help with, the stress of final …

2019-12-03: Inequality has many deeply troubling effects on individuals and society, but one that is spoken of …

2019-12-02: I love this note about how Nobuyuki Siraisi designed the 1979 version of the New York City subway …

2019-11-25: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 10: The Nature and Locus of …

2019-11-22: The universe is filled with great imponderable mysteries, such as the fact that these three songs …

2019-11-19: On the latest What’s New podcast, we look at the mysterious and complex nature of human sight—“How …

2019-11-18: Here at @NortheasternLib we have an opening for an Engineering Librarian, who will design …

2019-11-12: The view from Northeastern’s library is spectacular right now

2019-11-12: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 9: GPT-2 and You” — The act of reading in …

2019-11-11: I think GPT-2 says less about artificial intelligence and more about how human intelligence is …

2019-11-10: Teaching your kid how to drive is like being in a movie about a video game in which losing means you …

2019-11-05: New issue of my newsletter Humane Ingenuity is out: “Ebooks: It’s Complicated”—what went wrong with …

2019-11-05: On the latest What’s New podcast, we go inside CERN and the Large Hadron Collider with …

2019-11-04: Belle has gotten good at blocking the stairs so you have to pet her.

2019-10-30: Belle is concerned about the giant spider and dragon that have appeared on our neighbor’s porch

2019-10-30: As the dean of a library, the possibility of a raccoon invasion is why I got a coonhound this year.

2019-10-29: “You choose the web you want. But you have to do the work.” —@brentsimmons (Yep.)

2019-10-25: Fall has reached the Post-Impressionism stage

2019-10-22: My sister’s dog is so droopy he melts into the rug

2019-10-22: New issue of my newsletter is out: “Humane Ingenuity 7: Getting Weird with Technology to Find …

2019-10-22: On the latest episode of the What’s New podcast from the Northeastern University Library, I …

2019-10-20: Fall symmetry

2019-10-20: Belle is enjoying a nice fall morning

2019-10-16: Picked up a copy of @hodgman’s Medallion Status for my flight today and I’m sorry to report that it …

2019-10-16: Love this initiative from @AV_DiscoTech et al.: the Memory Lab Network, putting …

2019-10-15: This week my “Humane Ingenuity” newsletter comes to you from the Digital Library Federation forum, …

2019-10-14: My favorite slide from the first day of #DLFforum

2019-10-13: Fun airport security line this evening on my way to #DLFforum: Doris Kearns Goodwin was right behind …

2019-10-12: “Go thou my incense upward from this hearth”

2019-10-12: Walden Pond

2019-10-11: Given that there are now over a half-million podcasts, and visibility is largely dominated by big …

2019-10-10: I know this is hard to believe, but there is a dog in this photo, camouflaged with the floor

2019-10-08: New issue of my newsletter Humane Ingenuity is out—more on the use of AI/machine learning in …

2019-10-08: On the latest What’s New: supply chain expert Nada Sanders, who explains why many CEOs (like …

2019-10-02: Our hound puppy now has a distinctive three-note bay that rivals the NBC chimes.

2019-10-01: I was on The Agenda on TVO Monday with two other academics to talk about “The Lost Art of Reading,” …

2019-09-27: My iPhone just autocorrected “weekend” to “Weeknd” we are doomed

2019-09-26: My teenage daughter just watched her first live television show.

2019-09-26: Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to write a great science paper (broadly applicable and not just for …

2019-09-25: New issue of my newsletter Humane Ingenuity is out, featuring a bit of a love letter to Micro.blog; …

2019-09-24: This week on the What’s New podcast: How ballet dancers communicate spatial information to …

2019-09-23: The technology of the printing press with moveable type arose during Leonardo da Vinci’s lifetime; …

2019-09-19: If you want to get away from the world/social media, I wholeheartedly recommend Northeastern’s …

2019-09-18: Some good notes and links from @mia_out about a workshop this week on museums and artificial …

2019-09-18: We’re hiring a project archivist to work on the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice …

2019-09-17: I met Cokie Roberts when Carla Hayden was sworn in as Librarian of Congress, and chatted with her …

2019-09-17: The third issue of my newsletter Humane Ingenuity is now out, on using artificial intelligence in …

2019-09-16: 10 points to the University of Chicago for having “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” as one of their …

2019-09-16: The third issue of my Humane Ingenuity newsletter, which will cover in depth the use (and potential …

2019-09-15: Boston suburbs have an M. Night Shyamalan vibe today

2019-09-11: After 9/11, Ruth Sergel and Here is New York set up a private booth so that people could record …

2019-09-10: A corollary is that the remaining online venues that bring me agita, not joy, are free.

2019-09-10: I’ll write about this in a future issue of my newsletter, but it has struck me recently that the …

2019-09-10: My favorite RSS feed right now is Stereogum’s “The Number Ones,” which is going deep on every …

2019-09-10: If you’re new to the What’s New podcast, you can subscribe in your favorite podcast app …

2019-09-10: The third season of the What’s New podcast starts today, with my conversation with Christo …

2019-09-10: Subscribe to the Humane Ingenuity newsletter to get every issue delivered straight to your inbox. …

2019-09-10: While you are waiting for Apple to unveil new gizmos, you can read the second issue of my new …

2019-09-09: Northeastern University is also seeking a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member with a …

2019-09-09: ICYMI: We’re doing a faculty cluster hire in digital humanities here at Northeastern …

2019-09-07: Belle and her extra-long legs are having a lazy Saturday

2019-09-04: JR’s digital mural at SF MOMA, featuring over a thousand San Franciscans, is pretty incredible, and …

2019-09-04: Today I’m launching a newsletter on technology that helps rather than hurts human …

2019-09-01: Just finished reading Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists and loved the way it traced the rise and …

2019-08-28: We’re hiring a Research Data Analyst at the Northeastern University Library to join our …

2019-08-26: The old hotel where I’m staying makes you feel at home with some nice touches from The Shining

2019-08-24: Can’t I just enjoy my Saturday morning coffee?

2019-08-23: A proto-VOIP conference call from 1978, oddly featuring a Dan Cohen. (via David Crotty)

2019-08-19: A glorious excerpt cabinet. (This one happens to be Leibniz’s. From the book Paper Machines: About …

2019-08-15: Taxonomy!

2019-08-13: Australians have made millions of corrections to the rough text generated by the digitization of …

2019-08-13: In case you’re wondering how scholars access articles at a large research university, …

2019-08-12: Great to see the return of the NetNewsWire RSS reader and its commitment to the open web. I …

2019-08-11: Still confused by the size and function of Belle’s legs

2019-08-06: Who’s a good hiking companion? Belle’s a good hiking companion

2019-08-04: There’s this sign for the “OCR World Championships” nearby and I had to google it to make sure that …

2019-08-02: Pretty sure this covered bridge is actually a time portal

2019-08-02: Every sign on this trail sounds like an amazing Johnny Cash song

2019-08-01: Over @kottke, a sampler of recent writing on how algorithms are draining serendipity out of our …

2019-07-30: With Boris Johnson assuming the office of Prime Minister of the U.K., we’ve got a rebroadcast and …

2019-07-29: This is like finding out that Abbey Road is an actual road

2019-07-26: Starting in November, Macmillan will let each library system, including those that serve millions of …

2019-07-25: I have successfully completed the mandatory parent training class so that I can teach my twins how …

2019-07-25: Using computer vision to analyze the visual style and composition of Bewitched and I Dream of …

2019-07-24: A bald eagle has moved into our neighborhood

2019-07-23: I told her to sit

2019-07-23: New on my blog: “Engagement Is the Enemy of Serendipity”—a seemingly minor change to the New York …

2019-07-22: Recording a podcast today with a human/robot movement scientist, I asked if she could train a robot …

2019-07-21: Free local history talk

2019-07-19: Nearby lake looking nice this evening

2019-07-18: Good series on the Space Age and the race to the moon this week on News@Northeastern, which includes …

2019-07-17: Was the “Use the Force” moment at the end of Star Wars, when Luke switched off the computer and went …

2019-07-16: On our second rebroadcast + update of the summer, @podcastwhatsnew revisits an interview with an …

2019-07-16: Kind of sad to see music and theology as lacking relationships with other fields in this …

2019-07-16: Kudos to @jjkaraganis and @clured for this incredible update to the @opensyllabus site, now with …

2019-07-16: Here are the 50 most-assigned authors in economics courses in the United States (three are women).

2019-07-16: Here is the new and improved Open Syllabus project site I mentioned earlier, now live: …

2019-07-16: The Open Syllabus Project is undergoing a major upgrade, now with over 6 million college syllabi and …

2019-07-16: Screenshot of the FrameMaker book-writing software for NeXT computers, 1989 (via @moritz)

2019-07-15: just another manic monday

2019-07-15: “From 1982 to 2017, the share of Americans with bachelor’s degrees who had read even one work of …

2019-07-15: The percentage of American adults who have read a book in the last year has fallen to its lowest …

2019-07-13: Of course my local Little Free Library has a copy of Practical SGML

2019-07-12: “Data Beyond Vision: experimental physical representations of humanities data” (via @suttonkoeser, …

2019-07-11: The Digital Library Federation 2019 Forum schedule is now up and there’s still time to …

2019-07-11: The Apollo 11 command module looks pretty cool in the lobby of my library. (Thanks, Smithsonian, for …

2019-07-11: Wally Grotophorst analyzed DNS queries to see how many academics were routing around paywalls for …

2019-07-10: Wondering what my fellow Micro.bloggers make of Darius Kazemi’s “Run Your Own Social”

2019-07-09: Also note that most government records are already digital, as I explained in my piece on the Obama …

2019-07-09: That’s a fairly bold transition to electronic records that some may have been missed during …

2019-07-09: Under a new directive from the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records …

2019-07-03: For a deeper dive into the Touch This Page exhibit and these tactile systems (including the many …

2019-07-03: The latest 99% Invisible podcast covers tactile reading systems for the visually impaired from the …

2019-07-02: Does anyone else’s dog gnaw on its own foot when a chew toy isn’t available?

2019-07-02: Spoiler alert on the Hydro-Pneumatic-Pulsating-Vacuo Engine

2019-07-02: Yes please, I want to read this proposed book by @robotnik on the most notorious fake perpetual …

2019-06-26: This summer we’re rebroadcasting a few of the What’s New podcast episodes in which there …

2019-06-25: I cannot believe the New York Times app got rid of swiping between sections. What a bad and …

2019-06-25: My puppy has become an extra large praying mantis

2019-06-24: Send someone an e-postcard from the largest collection of postcards in the United States, thanks to …

2019-06-21: From the excellent Apollo 11 exhibit at the Houghton Library, the first published photograph of the …

2019-06-16: Been thinking a lot about this too since receiving my personalized story from @robinsloan’s …

2019-06-16: “Recently, I used an AI trained on fantasy novels to generate custom stories for about a thousand …

2019-06-13: The first in a series of posts by @msmollyebrown @NU_Archives about the incredible Boston Globe …

2019-06-12: Hey everyone, we have two great positions available at the Northeastern University Library: 1) …

2019-06-11: X-Dog: Red Avenger

2019-06-10: Great to see @kfitz generously thinking aloud about her next book project, which seems like it could …

2019-06-08: OMG the story I just received in the mail, generated by @robinsloan’s AI program based on my …

2019-06-07: I’m still at work but I see that my dog has eased into the weekend

2019-06-06: New on my blog: “On the Response to My Atlantic Essay on the Decline in the Use of Print Books …

2019-06-06: Interesting: A new report from the British Library outlines five possible options for “a single …

2019-06-05: John Wihbey's Recommendations to Journalists for Countering Misinformation Some good concrete suggestions from @wihbey for countering misinformation in the media if you are a …

2019-06-04: I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes that Apple had named their version of Google Street View …

2019-06-04: 100 years ago, on June 4, 1919, the U.S. Congress passed the 19th amendment, granting women the …

2019-06-03: Excited to receive an AI-generated story from @robinsloan’s coding/fiction wizardry, esp. …

2019-06-03: My first walk across the Richard Serra-esque bridge that now connects the library with the …

2019-06-03: May you all find a love like my puppy has with a sock she found in the park.

2019-06-01: This from Samuel Johnson should be the epigraph for every book, not just those by @ayjay.

2019-06-01: In the Letters to the Editor section of @TheAtlantic, readers of my essay on the decline in the use …

2019-05-30: One of my favorite things we used to do at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media was …

2019-05-29: Good overview from Cliff Lynch of the ways that the privacy of readers (of ebooks, online articles, …

2019-05-28: For more on the idea of “collective collections” of books that I mentioned in @TheAtlantic, see …

2019-05-26: My latest piece for @TheAtlantic looks at the hidden and steep decline in the use of books within …

2019-05-25: Can’t wait to read Cut/Copy/Paste, the forthcoming book by @whitneytrettien on 17th-century …

2019-05-23: I was walking through Central Park today and thought I hallucinated this but it’s still on my phone

2019-05-21: Chronicling America, the initiative to digitize historic American newspapers (sponsored by the …

2019-05-21: The best and most up-to-date article I’ve read on the possibility and challenges of storing …

2019-05-19: In a parallel universe, the game company Milton Bradley became a trillion-dollar tech company after …

2019-05-17: Nice evening in Boston, finally

2019-05-17: Single purpose electronic devices from the 1980s are my jam, like this lottery number picker I found …

2019-05-15: My middle-aged neck would like to know how this is a comfortable resting position

2019-05-14: TIRED: The New York Times “Gen X” feature. WIRED: @ftrain’s funny/sad bildungsroman of nuclear …

2019-05-13: Playtime with my puppy is indistinguishable from BASIC programs in which the last line is always …

2019-05-13: “What’s New Season 2 Wrap-up” — looking back on the diverse topics we covered this …

2019-05-13: Thinking about writing a (nonpolemical) piece on college students wanting to be around books but …

2019-05-11: Beautiful morning for hounding around

2019-05-09: Tomorrow @Northeastern: “About Face: The Changing Landscape of Face Recognition” — conference on the …

2019-05-08: Pupdate: legs now too long to fit on the ottoman

2019-05-08: This post by @ayjay on the typos and other errors you find after publishing a book is so incredibly, …

2019-05-08: My niece @person_1123’s clever and fun game, Situations, where players co-create an absurd …

2019-05-06: Over 50 years ago, a student borrowed Alice in Wonderland from our library and never returned …

2019-05-03: 2019 Northeastern University commencement!

2019-05-01: Bipedal tree

2019-05-01: More May Day Morris dancing near the University Church this morning in Oxford

2019-05-01: Morris dancers celebrating May Day at dawn this morning in front of the Bodleian Library

2019-04-30: Johann Remmelin, A Survey of the Microcosme, 1695, with numerous 3D flaps

2019-04-30: A printed sheet of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, reproduced on a Bodleian letterpress in …

2019-04-29:

2019-04-29: Having dinner with some fellow librarians at the Divinity School in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. …

2019-04-26: I’ll be at the Bodleian library next week and can’t wait to see two exhibits, one …

2019-04-26: Fascinating talk by @phonedude_mln on the hidden and disturbing instabilities of web archives, with …

2019-04-24: Want to be at the intersection of digital scholarship, important community and newspaper archives, …

2019-04-24: It’s nice to see some new deals between libraries and journal publishers that account for both …

2019-04-22: It has finally happened, I have been Kondoed by my offspring

2019-04-22: Me: “Could you run some errands with me?” My daughter: “Running errands with you no longer brings me …

2019-04-21: There are no meals during Passover—only constant noshing. —Yiddish proverb

2019-04-20: Squirrel!

2019-04-18: Y’all do know that Google Drive can OCR PDFs, right?

2019-04-17: “The principles for a Shared Digital Europe, a proposal for a new framework for thinking about the …

2019-04-16: “The abundance of data from large scientific experiments, such as earth observation programs, radio …

2019-04-16: As the tense process of Brexit winds on, I talk with Mai’a Cross (@keapuolani), Professor …

2019-04-16: And here’s maybe the most evocative image of Notre Dame I found via @dpla: what looks like a …

2019-04-16: Here’s a customized search for images of Notre Dame cathedral, from the oldest to most recent, …

2019-04-16: “Oh, is this your chair? Are you sure? Maybe it could be my chair.”

2019-04-15: And if you haven’t read his trilogy on slavery, starting with The Problem of Slavery in Western …

2019-04-15: David Brion Davis was a groundbreaking and great historian, but you wouldn’t have known it from his …

2019-04-15: #BostonMarathon

2019-04-15: Whoa the finish of the men’s race is going to be crazy with 15 runners within 5 seconds of each …

2019-04-15: Worknesh Degefa in the lead by two minutes (!) at the base of Heartbreak Hill #BostonMarathon

2019-04-11: I am only now realizing that it is National Pet Day. Here is my dog Belle sleeping.

2019-04-11: Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to our library today—still time to drop a small (or big) …

2019-04-11: If I could time travel to 1982, I would definitely buy an Apple computer from Sherman Howe

2019-04-11: Prince, with Sheila E. and Cat, 1987

2019-04-11: Metallica, 1984

2019-04-11: Hall & Oates, 1982

2019-04-11: Donna Summer, 1981

2019-04-11: Devo, 1980

2019-04-11: Anyhow, some other fun things from our Boston Phoenix archive to follow.

2019-04-11: I was looking through our archive of the Boston Phoenix today, and the topic of their comedy column, …

2019-04-11: BONUS OFFER: If we get 50 donations of any size ($5 is a-ok with me) from the distant lands of the …

2019-04-11: Hey all, if you like some of the things that come out of my library, including the What’s New …

2019-04-10: More on the design and functionality of that “next-generation paper,” and how the prototype travel …

2019-04-10: Prototype of a new kind of paper that has Bluetooth embedded in it—books made of this paper can …

2019-04-09: I am confused, Denver

2019-04-09: New by me @TheAtlantic: “Obama’s Presidential Library Is Already Digital”—When the record of a …

2019-04-08: “Why You (A Humanist) Should Care About Optical Character Recognition” by @ryancordell #cni19s

2019-04-08: Really looking forward to hearing @kfitz talk about her book Generous Thinking, live at #cni19s. …

2019-04-06: OUT: Betting on the Final Four IN: Betting on your dog’s DNA test

2019-04-06: “I’m sorry, this couch is taken”

2019-04-05: We’ve just added banks of these portable chargers, which can power a laptop and several devices, to …

2019-04-04: New to me, from the Touch This Page symposium on tactile reading systems, which we’re hosting …

2019-04-02: oh, hello

2019-04-02: On the latest What’s New podcast, my guest is the vice-chair of the International Committee …

2019-04-02: Loving our new, and very meta, laptop stickers

2019-03-29: “I’m on the couch. I’ve got my bone. Do I look like I want to take a walk?”

2019-03-26: I remain confused about our new dog’s oversized legs, but she’s a cute octopus.

2019-03-25: Delighted we are hosting a conference on how to enable and pursue digital scholarship, a joint …

2019-03-22: All of these phishing scams are going to make it hard for me when I actually need my staff to send …

2019-03-20: “Has the emergence of facial recognition technology proven that surveillance technology has finally …

2019-03-20: Alyssa Loyless on how to create a highly detailed model of York Minster cathedral through …

2019-03-20: For the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, I spoke with @KyleKCourtney, legal scholar …

2019-03-17: My daughter is trying to convince me that I’m a robot

2019-03-13: Finished a book chapter and a couple of long-ish blog posts this week and, as always, it feels good …

2019-03-13: “Robin Sloan’s Fusion of Technology and Humanity”—in which I look at why @robinsloan abandoned a …

2019-03-11: I’m eating ice cream straight from the container and my daughter just asked me if I was going …

2019-03-10: “Presidential Libraries and the Digitization of Our Lives”—My deep dive into the analog and digital …

2019-03-08: Our last two dogs were dachshunds, so Belle’s legs are hilarious

2019-03-06: Read an abandoned draft of the 1st chapter of @robinsloan’s novel Sourdough and have some …

2019-03-05: On the latest What’s New podcast, “How College Students Get the News,” we dig into the …

2019-03-04: We’ve got a little room left for those who would like to attend the @cni_org/@ARLnews Digital …

2019-02-28: “Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Generous Thinking” — my review of @kfitz’s important new …

2019-02-25: Let’s ditch our smartphones for phones from 1983

2019-02-24:

2019-02-22: Start of the 2019 baseball season! @RedSox vs. @Northeastern

2019-02-19: .@davidlazer tracked down a representative sample of 16,000 Twitter users from across the political …

2019-02-15: There’s a good section in Linda Colley’s Britons, for instance, on how early …

2019-02-15: Opportunity traveled farther on Mars during its lifetime than most people traveled from their …

2019-02-14: I believe my puppy is now teething

2019-02-13: If you haven’t had a chance to listen to last week’s @podcastwhatsnew, “Seeking Justice …

2019-02-13: With the addition of a letterpress lab, an exhibit on tactile writing systems, our wide variety of …

2019-02-12: I’ve been introducing my new dog to other dogs in the neighborhood, but her favorite new friend is a …

2019-02-12: “February 12, 1809, and Wikipedia’s Evolution”—Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were both born on …

2019-02-12: One more from @Huskiana

2019-02-12: Loving the trays of type @Huskiana (nice combination of Futura Bold and old letterpress tech)

2019-02-12: At the launch of @Huskiana, @Northeastern’s new letterpress lab, the brainchild of @ryancordell. So …

2019-02-12: Does anyone know how to reset the PRAM on a coffee machine?

2019-02-10: Google hasn’t paid much attention to Google Books for years, and it’s really starting to show.

2019-02-08: There are no scarier words in the English language than “I have just registered my kid for …

2019-02-05: I just love this evocative book in @zetamathian’s office. It’s the 2nd volume of …

2019-02-05: 1000s of African Americans were murdered as the civil rights movement arose—a brutal continuation of …

2019-02-05: Read a story aloud and have it illustrated on the fly with art from @metmuseum (uses the Met’s 300K …

2019-02-04: Registration is now open to everyone (not just members of the Association of Research Libraries or …

2019-01-31: Like all responsible dog owners, we already have a hundred nicknames for our new pup, including …

2019-01-31: I mentioned this talk when I saw it in December, and the video is now available: an incredibly blunt …

2019-01-30: Sure, those two guys made it across Antarctica, but many of us survived the journey to get our mail …

2019-01-28: If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the latest What’s New podcast on tactile reading, it’s …

2019-01-22: On the latest What’s New podcast, I talk with @SariAltschuler about the fascinating origin and …

2019-01-21:

2019-01-20: #LunarEclipse

2019-01-17: We have another opening @ClubSnell: Global Campus Outreach & Online Learning Librarian — come …

2019-01-17: Delighted that we will be hosting a conference on 3/25-26, sponsored by the Coalition for Networked …

2019-01-14: Meanwhile, “In a truly landmark development, the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) …

2019-01-14: We may have mistakenly adopted a kangaroo instead of a hound

2019-01-10: Ever have that nagging feeling you’re being watched?

2019-01-10: Next Wednesday evening, January 16, I’ll be a panelist at “Conversation in Civic Innovation: …

2019-01-10: The first What’s New podcast of 2019 is with Dan O’Brien, author of the new book The Urban …

2019-01-08: 911 is for emergencies, but many cities now have 311 for citizens to report issues and request …

2019-01-07: Coming later this month to @ClubSnell: “Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We …

2019-01-06: Say hello to Belle, a hound we just adopted from a rescue.

2019-01-03: Not-to-be-missed exhibit: “Empresses of China’s Forbidden City,” currently at the Peabody …

2018-12-30: For New Year’s Eve, the British Library has a tutorial on how to party like it’s 999

2018-12-29: Mark Twain: “A copyright term of an author’s life and 50 yrs will satisfy any reasonable …

2018-12-28: The U.S. Potash Company commissioned Ansel Adams to make a photographic portrait of their Carlsbad, …

2018-12-28: Love this photo of Georgia O’Keeffe taken by Ansel Adams (at the MFA Boston Ansel Adams exhibit)

2018-12-28: Spent this week doubling down on going back to the indie web. Finally moved everything to the great …

2018-12-27: Indeed, that software interpolation makes the parallels between They Shall Not Grow Old and The …

2018-12-27: .@tcarmody is of course right about the general problem(s) with Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not …

2018-12-26: I didn’t realize that the government shutdown includes the National Endowment for the …

2018-12-24: Snowboarding on Christmas Eve is the new Chinese food on Christmas

2018-12-23: Good tip (and lede)

2018-12-22: The full cold moon is out tonight, so bright it’s almost like the sun

2018-12-18: My Own Personal Stonehenge is also my favorite Johnny Cash cover song

2018-12-18: Today is the day of my own personal Stonehenge, when the sun sets perfectly into a notch between two …

2018-12-18: Researching fonts for the visually impaired for a show on multisensory reading I’m recording with …

2018-12-17: Hey all, we’re looking for a Marketing & Events Coordinator in our fine library @ClubSnell …

2018-12-17: A project by @dasmiq, newly funded by @NEH_ODH, will compare multiple digitized copies of books to …

2018-12-14: The jokers in my library’s fabrication lab made me a little something out of wood

2018-12-10: David Rosenthal’s summary of where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (and blockchain technology in …

2018-12-10: “Bitcoin’s Academic Pedigree: The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from forgotten ideas in …

2018-12-10: Alan Jacobs has launched a newsletter, to which I insta-subscribed. I also recommend his latest …

2018-12-10: Hidden in Cliff Lynch’s opening keynote at #cni18f was the premise of a science fiction book …

2018-12-07: You look nice this evening, Boston

2018-12-06: “By centralizing your writing, photos, and other web pages at your own domain name, you can control …

2018-12-06: Finals are here, so bubble wrap has returned to our library. (Stress reduction dogs are coming next …

2018-12-06: You can read my piece and nine other perspectives on this great milestone on the Europeana 10th …

2018-12-06: “The Past, Evenly Distributed: Europeana at 10” — It was an honor to be asked by @Europeanaeu to …

2018-12-05: Idea: pumpkin spice latke

2018-12-05: “Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities,” by @Ted_Underwood

2018-12-05: Meet the Axolotl, or Mexican walking fish. If hurt, it automatically regrows the wounded area, and …

2018-12-04: Thirty years ago I took a course with Elaine Pagels, “Spiritual Autobiography.” Tragically, her …

2018-12-04: On the latest episode of the What’s New podcast, I talk to three young researchers who are …

2018-12-03: A conference on imaginary maps from Thomas More’s Utopia to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle …

2018-12-03: We’ve got another opening at the Northeastern University Library: Digital Metadata and Ingest …

2018-12-03: “At best the Internet Archive has collected 0.39% of the web.” @edsu reminds us, with @bergisjules, …

2018-12-01: My niece Noa Chazan has launched a very cool and fun card game on Kickstarter that has echoes of …

2018-11-23: My in-laws have had a productive year writing books

2018-11-21: We are having turkey tomorrow, but we are also having a large brisket, and I swear by the sous vide …

2018-11-21: Next step in going indie with my social media: Goodbye, Instagram, hello indie photo sharing. (With …

2018-11-21: We have two openings @ClubSnell @Northeastern right now, with more to come soon: Web Developer: …

2018-11-20: Speaking of books, for some reason I felt that I should read Yuval Noah Harari’s new book (somewhat …

2018-11-20: Looking forward to reading Jason Farman’s new book Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the …

2018-11-20: Congrats to Hillary Chute, a colleague here @Northeastern, for having her book Why Comics? selected …

2018-11-20: On the latest episode of @podcastwhatsnew: “Bridging the Academic-Public Divide Through Podcasts” — …

2018-11-20: As part of my ongoing separation from centralized social media, you can now follow me on Mastodon …

2018-11-20: This year I’m buying all of my holiday gifts from the 1981 Sears Wish Book

2018-11-18: I accept the challenge

2018-11-06: Hey all, we’re looking for a WordPress/Web Developer to join our friendly, collaborative …

2018-11-06: BONUS: If you listen after the credits, Gov. Dukakis recounts how he met his wife Kitty while …

2018-11-06: On today’s special Election Day episode of the What’s New podcast, I’m joined by Michael …

2018-11-06: My favorite vote button in @amhistorymuseum’s extensive collection (found via @dpla)

2018-11-05: My candid conversation with three-term governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael …

2018-11-04: I know I am being sonically manipulated, but yes, I will buy more groceries when Earth, Wind & …

2018-11-04: New on my blog: “Bridging the Academic-Public Divide Through Podcasts”—my keynote at the Sound …

2018-11-01: There’s been a lot of concern about “deep fakes,” using machine learning to fabricate …

2018-10-31: Speaking of podcasts, a reminder that I’ll have three-term governor and 1988 Democratic presidential …

2018-10-31: I believe the Sound Education conference at Harvard, for educational audio producers & …

2018-10-30: As part of our Neighborhood Matters series @ClubSnell, we’re screening a documentary today on …

2018-10-29: Harvard’s Library Innovation Lab has finished digitizing 360 years of American case law, and …

2018-10-28: Borges jokes are my coping mechanism

2018-10-28: They have every car imaginable