This paper examines the revolutionary impact librarians had on American higher education in the late 19th century. Librarians were transformative agents in the evolution of today’s American higher education. The argument that libraries aren’t “just books,” reinforces negative perceptions and undermines the legacy of innovation and impact of historical librarians and library staff. We will benefit from better understanding our role in transforming higher education in the past, and championing our legacy as innovators.
At twenty-two, Julie Thi Underhill met her dying grandmother Thị Oai and began a portrait series in her mother's home village. Seven years later, she returned with her family to Phước Lập, a Hindu Chăm village in south central Viet Nam, where she photographed and filmed her grandmother's final ceremonies for her documentary Second Burial. Underhill offers these family portraits from 1999 and 2006 as an extended elegy for her grandmother.
Dream speech is an understudied area of dream research worthy of attention for its potential to shed light on the nature of the interactions between the dream-self and dream-others, the patterns of discourse that occur among dream characters, and the structure and content of dream speech itself. The history of the study of dream speech is surveyed. Investigation of the structure and content of dream speech points to interesting similarities and differences in waking, imagined, and dreamed speech. Dream speech data support recent evidence that higher-order cognitive activity is a feature of dreaming no less than of waking thought. The study of dream speech offers a window on understanding dream structure and content more broadly.
Curated by Heather Marx and presented by Berkeley Art Center May 21 - July 17, 2016 featuring work by Leo Bersamina, Chris Duncan, Kristin Farr, Jenny Sharaf, Victoria Wagner, and Amber Jean Young.
An overview of the political potential of using Augmented Reality as a political act, contrasting the politics of occupying the material and virtual city.
An exploration of machine learning and its conceits through a series of examples of machine-human interactions and learning environments.
While the relationship between Wikipedia and libraries has been strained due to concerns over the quality of the online encyclopedia, libraries would do best to participate in activities like the annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon which aims to improve articles and address content biases.
Available online at http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2015/november/when-language-meets-ecosystem-denise-newman-hazel-white