Archive for April, 2012

Locks & Public & Private Space

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Shuyler Towne tells the MIT Center for Civic Media lunch audience the story of how his interest in physical locks morphed into digital locks when presentations about the physical objects began getting more questions about digital security measures than about the items. His collection’s genesis is a link between locks and his family’s name. Picking […]

Seminar: Connecting Libraries, Communities, and News, 4/27, Marlborough, MA

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Massachusetts Library System hosts a free gathering about linking libraries, communities, and the news on Friday, April 27, from 9:30 am through 4 pm, in the library system’s Marlborough office. Advance registration is required. The Mass. Library System partners with the New England News Forum and Journalism That Matters for a one day event. […]

The Digital Practices of Black and Latino Youth, MIT Media Lab, 4/12, 5-7 pm

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

On Thursday (4/12) evening at the MIT Media Lab, S. Craig Watkins from the University of Texas at Austin will present what he’s learned about the digital practices of black and Latino youth from studying the social and digital media behaviors of young people. Craig Watkins: “The Digital Edge: Exploring the Digital Practices of Black […]

BarCamp Boston 7 Continues to be Awesome.

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Yeah, okay, BarCamp Day 2. I did a horrible job of blogging about Day 1 live. I’ll try to do better today. The Cuba + libraries + information technology presentation went very well this morning. The other presenters who had signed up for that slot canceled, so if folks wanted to attend a talk, they […]

BarCamp Boston 7 is Awesome.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

So, yeah, well, I’m going to be typing a bit about BarCamp Boston 7 this weekend. More people have registered this year than in the past, quite possibly by a few hundred people. We organizers are really excited about that. I will lead a jobs session this afternoon at 2 pm. The proposed session on […]

Register for: BarCamp Boston, SLA Annual Conference, Bio*IT World

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

BarCamp Boston, a technology gathering organized by attendees, is this weekend: Saturday, 4/7, and Sunday, 4/8. Rumor has it about 700 people have registered so far. Why miss an opportunity to network with and learn from Boston area tech folks and get a terrific t-shirt? (T-shirt is a bit of a pun. To learn why, […]

Vignettes from the History of Journalism and Thoughts on the Future

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The March 22 Kojo Nnamdi show featuring CEO of The Washington Post Company Donald Graham and The State of Things’ interview with University of North Carolina journalism dean Susan King provide terrific tales from journalism’s past and some thoughts on the direction of the profession. Graham’s grandfather bought the struggling Post in the 1930s and […]