Gertjan Filarski

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What digital natives want from their library

Facebook could be sued for censoring this 19th-century nude painting

PARIS — Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.

The ruling by the Paris appeals court could set a legal precedent in …

Facebook

How exactly do the ‘digital humanities’ mix with the arts?

In today’s increasingly interdisciplinary world of research, a field known as digital humanities has emerged. Simply put, it is the integration of …

Humanities

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

In today’s digitally driven world, companies are competing ferociously for technological skills. They believe the ability to create the hard code that makes a product come to life is at the heart of their success. Without code, after all, you merely have ideas on a napkin or a dream in your …

Liberal Arts

Watch The Pompeii Disaster With Accurate 3D Portrayal Of The Events

Pompeii, the ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, boasted an assortment of baths, houses, graffiti, frescoes and even agricultural produce. …

Online legal publishers squabble over the right to copyright the law

(credit: Mr.TinDC)Two big-name legal research companies are battling in federal court over the right to exclusively publish the law—in this case, the …

Copyright

This new mind-reading tech helps you learn to play instruments faster

A new brain-scanning system called BACh (Brain Automated Chorales) is teaching inexperienced piano players how to learn more quickly and effectively …

Learning

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available …

Scientific Research

Transcribing Early Modern Recipes with the crowd on Shakespeare’s World | The Recipes Project

Since the launch of the Shakespeare’s World crowdsourcing website on December 10, 2015, transcribing receipt book manuscripts has become a highly …

Shakespeare

Bringing medieval works to the digital world

Lehigh, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania are leading a project, called Bibliotheca Philadelphienis, that will …

Validation and Subjective Computing

Like many others I have been following the debate between Matthew Jockers and Annie Swafford regarding the new syuzhet R package created by Jockers, …

Digital Humanities

The Soft Skills of Great Digital Organizations

Smart organizations have recognized that introducing new technology into the workplace isn’t about hardware or software: it’s about wetware, also known as human beings. If you want to be the kind of nimble business that can make the most of successive waves of tech innovation, you need human beings …

Soft Skills

Aztec app brings historic Mexico codex into the digital age

A 16th century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico went digital Thursday with a new …

Mexico

The Digital Humanities and the Librarian

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Here at Carleton I’ve been tasked with helping to draft a proposal for a campus-wide digital humanities initiative and …

Humanities

Gregory Heyworth: How I'm discovering the secrets of ancient texts | TED Talk | TED.com

Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology. In …

TED Talks

Android co-founder Andy Rubin talks new company’s open AI platform, free dashcam

Wired has an excellent profile on Andy Rubin and his latest ventures post-Google. As creator of the original Android operating system that Google would eventually acquire and later a long-time Google employee on various Internet efforts at the company, a lot of people are waiting to see what Rubin …

Google

Arthur Conan Doyle was the victim of a police conspiracy

Sherlock Holmes would never have stood for this: newly discovered documents show that the Staffordshire police fabricated evidence to try to discredit Arthur Conan Doyle’s investigation into the curious case of George Edalji, a Birmingham solicitor accused of maiming horses and sending poison-pen …

Arthur Conan Doyle

1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser

Earlier this week, Internet Archive software collector and historian Jason Scott answered our phone call to talk about one of his latest efforts: the …

Microsoft Windows

“Happy Birthday” is public domain, former owner Warner/Chapell to pay $14M

(credit: From court records in Good Morning to You v. Warner/Chappell)The public will soon be free to sing the world's most famous song.Music …

Public Domain

A robot has solved a Rubik's Cube in under a second

There’s a new arms race going on in the world, and this one involves robots. Much less high-stakes and far more entertaining than the Cold War, this supercharged and super-fast competition involves a bunch of robot makers and a bunch of Rubik’s cubes. The goal? The fastest time. The prize? Eternal …

Robots

People are saying this ancient Greek "laptop" is proof of time travel

A conspiracy theorist’s YouTube video about how this ancient Greek grave marker depicts a laptop more than 2,000 years before personal computers were …

Folklore For Hipsters: Fairy Tales Before They Were Cool

Reading The Tale of Tales, Giambattisa Basile's 17th-century book of fairy stories, is both exhilarating and exhausting. If that sounds like a warning, it is. If that sounds like a promise, well, good news.

Perhaps most importantly, the book's an erstwhile history course, and for those who enjoy a …

Folklore

How an Apple employee once stood up to Steve Jobs — and got promoted for it

Silicon Valley pioneer Donna Dubinsky was a middle manager at Apple in 1985 when then-chairman Steve Jobs proposed completely changing the company's distribution strategy.

Dubinsky fought back against the plan – giving an ultimatum that she would quit – and instead of getting fired, she got promoted.

Steve Jobs

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

Photo: Michael HarrisonWhen I started my latest Dungeons & Dragons campaign, my goal was to reduce the amount of time I spent with my Dungeon Master …

Geek

Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location …

Maps

President Obama unveils initiative to bring computer science to more schools

President Barack Obama wants to make computer science more accessible in schools around the United States. Today he unveiled his Computer Science for All initiative, a program that’ll make investments in not only the state and local levels, but also with federal agencies. The goal is to train …

Computer Science

In evaluating digital humanities, enthusiasm may outpace best practices

On the eve of the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, the cachet of the “digital humanities” has permeated the academic mainstream so …

Humanities

Coloured alchemical emblems

Over the past ten years or so I have been making handcoloured emblems by painting with watercolours copies of woodcuts and engravings from printed …

Art

Ravenloft Trinkets

With the Curse of Strahd being released this March I thought it may be fun to make some Gothic horror type trinkets. As with Trinket Trove #1, these …

Occult