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Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection 

Drawn to the festive red and green, we note the powdered face of the Elizabethan court jester. The comic fool, yet not the fool in serving to provide witty insight and advice to the King, whom he may also mock. Dark eyes aslant, there’s a pursed smile…deciding, disapproving, lying? We muse on what student Burdett had in …

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Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger 

If you want to know what we're learning in core classes at library science school these days, just take a look at this video. I won't say that it covers everything I learned in class is in the video, but I will say that everything in the video is something I learned in class. While …

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Design Thinking and Social Change 

Clay Shirky’s recent publication, Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, provides a number of critical insights for thinking about the relationship between participatory technologies and social change. In this accessible but provocatively argued book Shirky provides a historical context for reflecting on (largely Western) society’s changing relationship with the mass media—defined here …

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What is “Web 2.0?” 

You may have heard people refer to a mysterious entity called "Web 2.0" when they discuss social networking, the digital humanities, and other technology-related subjects. We all know that the internet has come a long way since its invention, but why think it has entered a distinct era? Please allow this delightful video to explain …

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