Noteworthy Eclectic Selections from This Month’s Virtual Mailbag – by Neil Baldwin

“Digital platforms are worthless without content. They’re shiny sacks with bells and whistles, but without content, they’re empty sacks. It is not about pixels versus print. It is not about how you’re reading. It is about what you’re reading.”  — Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, March 10, 2013.


March 2013

[I am coming around to believe that it is a curatorial syndrome of running a virtual Center — as time passes, more and more items of interest move to the forefront of my thinking. And you…? — NB]

Claremont Graduate University presents The STEAM Journal [“on the intersection of STEM and Art”]

Ian Bogost and Nick Montfort introduce Platform Studies, an important and timely initiative from MIT Press.

The New Media Coalition 2013 Horizon Project Summit Communique on The Future of Education.

Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens, editors, present Literary Studies in the Digital Age, the first born-digital open-access anthology to appear on MLA Commons.

Mark Eisen in the University of Wisconsin Isthmus on A new campus to lead a new world [the mission of David Krakauer and his Wisconsin Institute for Discovery]

Jennifer Howard in the Chronicle of Higher Education on New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing: Look to the Library.

Ellen Garvey on Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.

The Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting: Beyond Disciplinarity – Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts.

David Brooks on What Data Can’t Do.

The CUNY Graduate Center on The Future of Longform.

The Indigenous and American Storytellers Conference in Commemoration of The 400th Anniversary of the Guswentha “Two Row” Wampum Belt.

Will Miller of The Wallace Foundation on their New Website,

Titus Kaphar on The Vesper Project: Remnants of a Fractured Family.

Sven Birkerts on The Pump You Pump the Water From

Ada Louise Huxtable [her final published article] on The New York Public Library’s New Development Plan.

Timothy van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen on Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value




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