Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dan Cohen at CNI: Closing plenary


Dan Cohen at CNI
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From the program:

The Web is now over twenty years old, and there is no doubt that the academy has taken advantage of its tremendous potential for disseminating resources and scholarship. But a full accounting of the academic approach to the Web shows that compared to the innovative vernacular forms that have flourished over the past two decades, we have been relatively meek in our use of the medium, often preferring to impose traditional ivory tower genres on the Web rather than import the open web's most successful models. For instance, we would rather digitize the journal we know than explore how blogs and social media might supplement or change our scholarly research and communication. In this talk, Dan Cohen explores what might happen if we reversed that flow and more wholeheartedly embraced the genres of the open Web.

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