- Aug 2022
I like to imagine all the thoughts and ideas I’vecollected in my system of notes as a forest. I imagine itas three-dimensional, because the trains of thought I’vebeen working on for some time look like trees, withbranches of argument, point, and counterpoint andleaves of source-based evidence. Actually, the forest isfour-dimensional, because it changes over time, growingas I add more to it. A piece of output I make using thisforest of thoughts is like a path through the woods. It’sa one-dimensional narrative or interpretation that startsat one point, moves in a line or an arc (sometimes azig-zag) through the woods, touching some but not allof the trees and leaves. I like this imagery, because itsuggests there are many ways to move through the forest.
- Nov 2021
Information Cultures Series at John Hopkins University Press
See the extant title in the series at: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/series/information-cultures
This looks like a fascinating series and who could go wrong with Ann Blair, Anthony Grafton, and Earle Havens?
Also interesting to see what sorts of things they will find interesting at the cutting edge of all these disciplines.
- material culture
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- information cultures
- digital humanities
- history of information
- Earle Havens
- tools for thought
- paper tools
- history of the book
- Anthony Grafton
- Ann M. Blair