What if someone had made a recording of the Jewish children of Warsaw as they were rounded up by the Nazis and their enablers to be sent to their doom? And what if a copy of that recording had been distributed to a majority of German homes and heard by a majority of German adult citizens? Would history have turned out differently? Would their cries have been heard?
Uncorrected script for my presentation at the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn, 22 – 26 May 2018. Entitled "The Pleiadic gaze: Looking at archaeology from the perspective of a digital gazetteer," it was scheduled to be delivered on Saturday, 26 May 2018 in Panel 12.1 | Part 2: Classical Archaeology in a Digital World (The AIAC presidential panel).
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Last month I spent some time in Heidelberg, Germany. While there, I participated in a meeting organized by the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, which was focused on an initiative dubbed "epigraphy.info." I also got the chance to visit the Kurpfälzisches Museum, which has a collection of Roman artifacts excavated from the area of Heidelberg. I hope to write one or more extended blog posts about the meeting, the museum, and epigraphy.info (perhaps for Current Epigraphy), but in the meantime I thought I'd share one of the inscriptions in the museum collection.
I noticed that posts on my blog don't capture smoothly into Zotero (i.e., I have to edit the records in Zotero after I capture them). So, I want to fix my theme so this is no longer a problem and then contribute that modified theme back to the Nikola community.
Step one (this post): look at some blogs and figure out which ones work well with Zotero and figure out why.
Those following my posts about the fediverse might be interested in the following:
Irving, Alanna. “Social.coop: A Cooperative Decentralized Social Network.” Open Collective (blog), August 28, 2017. Available: https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91. Zotero record.
So over the weekend I published a post intended to introduce the notion of the "fediverse" to friends and colleagues who are interested in exploring options other than the big, commercial, centralized social media outfits. The W3C spec for ActivityPub took a starring role in my presentation, because it's fundamental to the operation of Mastodon, the social communication server software on which I focused. But this morning (thanks to a Mastodon post from @Wu-Lee, a fellow social.coop user) I learned that not everyone is so boosterish about the protocol.
Despite its hifalutin title, this is not a theoretical or (primarily) political essay. It's rather meant as an idiosyncratic primer on the "fediverse" for friends and colleagues (particularly in academia) who have heard about or are looking for "something different/better than Twitter/Facebook/etc." Caveat: IANAE, but after a few weeks dipping my toes into the fediverse I find that I can answer some basic questions at least provisionally. Everything I offer here was gleaned from web searches (I use DuckDuckGo, at present), from trying things out, from watching other people do things, from talking to friends, and from reading especially these posts:
Ruth Kitchin Tillman. “Overview of Mastodon & Why I Like It.” Ruth Kitchin Tillman (blog), November 14, 2017.
Seth Kenlon. “A Beginner’s Guide to Microblogging on Mastodon.” Opensource.com (blog), April 6, 2017.
You may find reading them first to be more rewarding that continuing below the fold here immediately.