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  1. Apr 2023
    1. "the digital is a writing material.... question the digital writing tools for their significance in constituting knowledge and not just in transporting it." Kohle @ 00:18:15

    1. Paul B. Jaskot

      Seconds 00:26:48 --> 00:28:00 on Trust in Collaboration and Collective Practice as politically critical

    1. RIUSCIRE A ESPRIMERE COMPIUTAMENTE QUELLO CHE SIAMO “Il lavoro di questi ultimi tre giorni, scrive Milani a Lodi nell’autunno del 1963, è stato entusiasmante per me
e per i ragazzi. Straordinaria la possibilità, in questa fase, dei più piccoli di trovare qualche volta soluzioni migliori dei grandi. Pochissima incertezza: in genere la soluzione migliore s’impone molto evidentemente alla preferenza di tutti. Infatti, ormai che s’era stabilito cosa volevamo dire, non restava che trovare il modo migliore di dirlo e su questo in genere non c’era molto da discutere.


    2. Movimento di Cooperazione Educativa, che più di ogni altra incarna lo spirito del suo insegnare la democrazia praticando la democrazia: la scrittura collettiva.




    1. ὡς μήτε τὰ γενόμενα ἐξ ἀνθρώπων τῷ χρόνῳ ἐξίτηλα γένηται

      so that things done by man not be forgotten in time

    1. Good writing should be governed by the rule that a man can think only one thing clearly at a time; and, therefore, that he should not be expected to think two or even more things in one and the same moment. But this is what is done when a writer breaks up his principal sentence into little pieces, for the purpose of pushing into the gaps thus made two or three other thoughts by way of parenthesis; thereby unnecessarily and wantonly confusing the reader. And here it is again my own countrymen who are chiefly in fault. That German lends itself to this way of writing, makes the thing possible, but does not justify it. No prose reads more easily or pleasantly than French, because, as a rule, it is free from the error in question. The Frenchman strings his thoughts together, as far as he can, in the most logical and natural order, and so lays them before his reader one after the other for convenient deliberation, so that every one of them may receive undivided attention. The German, on the other hand, weaves them together into a sentence which he twists and crosses, and crosses and twists again; because he wants to say six things all at once, instead of advancing them one by one. His aim should be to attract and hold the reader’s attention; but, above and beyond neglect of this aim, he demands from the reader that he shall set the above mentioned rule at defiance, and think three or four different thoughts at one and the same time; or since that is impossible, that his thoughts shall succeed each other as quickly as the vibrations of a cord. In this way an author lays the foundation of his stile empesé, which is then carried to perfection by the use of high-flown, pompous expressions to communicate the simplest things, and other artifices of the same kind. In those long sentences rich in involved parenthesis, like a box of boxes one within another, and padded out like roast geese stuffed with apples, it is really the memory that is chiefly taxed; while it is the understanding and the judgment which should be called into play, instead of having their activity thereby actually hindered and weakened.7 This kind of sentence furnishes the reader with mere half-phrases, which he is then called upon to collect carefully and store up in his memory, as though they were the pieces of a torn letter, afterwards to be completed and made sense of by the other halves to which they respectively belong. He is expected to go on reading for a little without exercising any thought, nay, exerting only his memory, in the hope that, when he comes to the end of the sentence, he may see its meaning and so receive something to think about; and he is thus given a great deal to learn by heart before obtaining anything to understand. This is manifestly wrong and an abuse of the reader’s patience. The ordinary writer has an unmistakable preference for this style, because it causes the reader to spend time and trouble in understanding that which he would have understood in a moment without it; and this makes it look as though the writer had more depth and intelligence than the reader. This is, indeed, one of those artifices referred to above, by means of which mediocre authors unconsciously, and as it were by instinct, strive to conceal their poverty of thought and give an appearance of the opposite. Their ingenuity in this respect is really astounding. It is manifestly against all sound reason to put one thought obliquely on top of another, as though both together formed a wooden cross. But this is what is done where a writer interrupts what he has begun to say, for the purpose of inserting some quite alien matter; thus depositing with the reader a meaningless half-sentence, and bidding him keep it until the completion comes. It is much as though a man were to treat his guests by handing them an empty plate, in the hope of something appearing upon it. And commas used for a similar purpose belong to the same family as notes at the foot of the page and parenthesis in the middle of the text; nay, all three differ only in degree. If Demosthenes and Cicero occasionally inserted words by ways of parenthesis, they would have done better to have refrained. But this style of writing becomes the height of absurdity when the parenthesis are not even fitted into the frame of the sentence, but wedged in so as directly to shatter it. If, for instance, it is an impertinent thing to interrupt another person when he is speaking, it is no less impertinent to interrupt oneself. But all bad, careless, and hasty authors, who scribble with the bread actually before their eyes, use this style of writing six times on a page, and rejoice in it. It consists in — it is advisable to give rule and example together, wherever it is possible — breaking up one phrase in order to glue in another. Nor is it merely out of laziness that they write thus. They do it out of stupidity; they think there is a charming légèreté about it; that it gives life to what they say. No doubt there are a few rare cases where such a form of sentence may be pardonable. Few write in the way in which an architect builds; who, before he sets to work, sketches out his plan, and thinks it over down to its smallest details. Nay, most people write only as though they were playing dominoes; and, as in this game, the pieces are arranged half by design, half by chance, so it is with the sequence and connection of their sentences. They only have an idea of what the general shape of their work will be, and of the aim they set before themselves. Many are ignorant even of this, and write as the coral-insects build; period joins to period, and the Lord only knows what the author means.

      on interrupting

    1. This definition perfectly fits the domain of experimental museology in which immersive visualization and cultural data are crucial today (Kenderdine et al., 2021).

      experimental museology

    1. an abstract model that organizes elements of data and standardizes how they relate to one another and to the properties of real-world entities.


    1. Back-End Web ArchitectureShare IconShareArrow Chevron Down Filled IconThis article provides an overview of servers, databases, routing, and anything else that happens between when a client makes a request and receives a response.


    1. Websites had come a long way since 1990, when the first website was created with a web page size of around 4 KB. Since then, the size of websites has grown drastically through the addition of various images, CSS/JS files, videos, fonts, etc.Based on the information provided by HTTP Archive, the average web page size in 2012 was 803 KB for desktop sites and 386 KB for mobile sites compared to 2022, which is 2,284 KB for desktop sites and 2,010 KB for mobile sites.

      increasing size

    1. a cover letter;a CV;a list of publications in which the applicant should identify the three most important papers that they have written. If they are not the first author, they should, quantitatively specify the applicant’s contribution to the paper;copies of three most important papers;a research summary limited to one page (11 point type, double spaced, times new roman, 25mm margins on 4 sides) and written for a non-specialist, which explains the main goals of the research work and why the chosen MPI and their MPRG would be a good match;a research proposal of no more than three pages total (11 point type, double spaced, times new roman, 25mm margins on 4 sides) including all references, figures, and tables, written for a specialist;two letters of recommendation are required for each application to be complete.


    1. As a tool of great promise, the digitalcarries with it a utopian aspect—ofcollaboration, interdisciplinaryinquiry, and the potential to includevoices, stories, and objects from aninfinite range of creative producers.Its grand challenge, even radicalism,lies in this potential: how it canbecome a vehicle for undoing theoutmoded institutional frameworksand conditions of intellectual workthat continue to enshroud arthistory and academia in general.Simultaneously, the challenge forthe digital will be in safeguardingexpertise, objects of study, andknowledges that may elude itspurview. This is even more urgentas the digital increasingly becomesthe stand-in for valued work inhigher education, both monetarilyand intellectually


    1. we analyse three types of DH collaboration: 1) human-human interactions; 2) human-machine/material interactions; and 3) machine/material-machine/material interactions.

      These are only few possible forms of collaboration

    1. An annotated list of collaborative scholarly projects in the Humanities may look like existing curated catalogues of digitale editions.

    1. Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license.
    1. This search demonstrate somehow that there is little effort at trying to quantify how "new" may a question be. Especially in context like the web, where often an argument is made for a database application that it will allow "new questions", and where it is possible to predetermine these possible questions also evaluating, with scoped contexts, the newness of a specific query, if not a research question, compared to the others, can be approached.

    1. RIDE directs attention to digital editions and other digital scholarly resources by providing a forum in which expert peers criticise and discuss the resources in order to improve current practices and advance future developments.

      This is a very positively critical approach which could be applied not only to editions but to any web resource

    1. Collaborative project allowing institutions to share information about numismatic data in RDF

    1. An examplary project and huge endeavour of scholars to achieve collaboration.

    1. The origins of this interrelationcan be traced back to the second half of the nineteenth century. It was then that photography devel-oped and spread. It was also then that art history grew into an academic discipline, beginning in theGerman-speaking countries. One consequence of this parallel development was the creation of pho-tographic archives of ‘reproductions’ of works of art and of architecture which would become—whetherat the private or institutional level—the main laboratory of the art historian.

      History of art and Photography developing in parallel

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    1. Like his homicidal predecessor, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Abiy flatly denies the famine. Last week he claimed: “There is no hunger in Tigray.” If justice is ever done, we might one day witness the remarkable spectacle of a Nobel laureate on trial for crimes against humanity.


  6. May 2021
    1. I have tried to keep the code relatively simple so that the implementation is straightforward, readable, and ready for adaptation in other contexts

      this is just great

    2. There is not an equivalent website for querying JSON-LD files using SPARQL.

      but the data can be loaded in local triplestores for querying, for example.

  7. Apr 2021
    1. A fresh wave of discussion is ignited by authors or theoreticians who simply assume that they can ignore [the then] forty years of tradition and start from scratch. This lack of perception is particularly unfortunate for the individual researcher, as it usually means that newcomers to the field have to painfully rediscover ancient solutions simply because they have not been adequately transmitted through the generations

      me too.

    1. th

      ? something missing?

    2. ur custom-tailored .csl files for journals in your field to the archive as a service to the community.

      25 minutes to get an article set up running: great tutorial!

    3. YAML variables.

      actually fails also with the suggested option

    4. Writing in plain text guarantees that your files will remain readable ten, fifteen, twenty years from now.

      printing them will make them last even more... :)

  8. Mar 2021
    1. Beyond Ontologies

      where to start? and how to query without an ontology?

    2. AI’s Views On The Future Of Text

      Can the AI decide NOT to answer?

    3. An initial step would be to define a standard way of citing texts and text fragments that is independent of the location, the file format used to store the text, and the language(s) of the text.

      Again something DTS does

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    1. ‘Characteristics’ or ‘traits’ are typically independent of an individual's volition or action and can be either physical, such as sex or hair and eye colour, or cultural, such as ethnicity, caste, or faith. The distinction is not entirely straightforward, however: while sex is fairly obviously a physical trait, gender should rather be regarded as culturally determined, and the division of mankind into different ‘races’, proposed by early (white European) anthropologists on the basis of physical characteristics such as skin colour, hair type and skull measurements, is now considered to be more a social or mental construct. Furthermore, while some characteristics will obviously change over time, hair colour for example, none, in principle—not even sex—is immutable.

      This paragraph sounds a tad disturbing

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    1. χωρίον Αὐην προσονομαζόμενον (κεῖται δὲ ἡ Αὐη ἐν μέσωι τῆς τε τῶν Αὐξουμιτῶν καὶ τῆς τῶν ᾽Αδουλιτῶν πόλεως)
    1. Nomades

      a place name ethnic

    2. Ichthyophagi
    3. Creophagi
    4. Creophagi
    5. Chelonophagi
    6. Struthophagi47
    7. Creophagi
    8. Ichthyophagi
    9. Icthyophagi
    10. Icthyophagi
    11. Along the coast there are both pillars and altars of Pytholaus, Lichas, Pythangelus, Leon, and Charimortus, that is, along the known coast from Deire as far as Notu-ceras; but the distance is not determined.

      pillars and altars from Deire to Notu Keras

    12. Notu-ceras
    13. watering-place called that of Cynocephali

      a place name

    14. harbour of Psygmus
    15. mountain Elephas
    16. valley called Apollo's

      a place name

    17. port of Daphnus

      a place name

    18. cinnamon country
    19. the port of Pythangelus

      a place name

    20. watch-post of the Lion

      a place name

    21. Nilus

      a place name

    22. river bearing the name of Isis

      a place name

    23. country which produces frankincense

      a place name

    24. promontory Pytholaus.

      a place name in the note this is identified with the Zeila/Aduli which is now in Gibuti and was at the time of this translation in the sultanate of Adal

    25. promontory Pytholaus
    26. Licha, a hunting-ground for elephants

      a place name

    27. country is that which bears aromatic plants

      a place name

    28. a hunting-ground for elephants

      a place name

    29. Deire
    30. Arsinoë
    31. chase of Pythangelus

      a place name

    32. island [called the island] of Philip

      a place name

    33. island of Hawks

      a place name

    34. island of Seals

      a place name

    35. island of Tortoises,

      a place name

    36. Nomades


    37. Many hunting-grounds for elephants, and obscure cities and islands, lie in front of the coast

      group of places

    38. Colobi


    39. Deire
    40. harbour of Eumenes

      a place name

    41. people is a nation blacker in complexion than the others,48 shorter in stature, and very short-lived. They rarely live beyond forty years; for the flesh of their bodies is eaten up with worms.49 Their food consists of locusts

      ethnic (locust eaters)

    42. Nomades


    43. Acatharti


    44. Elephantophagi


    45. Darada
    46. grove of Eumenes.

      a place name

    47. Berenice44 of Sabæ
    48. Grove of the Colobi

      a place name

    49. harbour of Antiphilus

      a place name

    50. Cynamolgi


    51. harbour of Antiphilus

      a place name

    52. chase of Coraus

      a place name

    53. fortress called that of Coraus

      a place name

    54. Melinus

      a place name

    55. naked trib


    56. Coracius

      a place name

    57. Elæa

      a place name

    58. watch-towers of Demetrius

      a place name

    59. Endera
    60. a settlement occupied by the same fugitives

      a place name

      might be matching the description given by pliny of Adulis and might be matching the description given by DAE 4 of Matlia

    61. Meroë
    62. Tenessis
    63. Strato
    64. lake called Elæa

      a place name

    65. Saba35

      a place name

    66. Suchus
    67. Latomiæ
    68. Astaboras30
    69. Ptolemaïs
    70. Soteira

      a place name

    71. Ophiodes

      a place name

    72. Berenice
    73. Acathartus
    74. Myus Hormus
    75. Arsinoë
    76. Arsinoë
    77. Philotera
    78. Troglodytica
    79. Heroopolis
    80. Arabian Gulf
    1. Gaza

      a place name

    2. Mossylum
    3. island of Diodorus
    4. Gulf of Abalites,

      if it is the same as the gulf of aualites, Huntingford in his map identifies it with the Tagiura gulf in Gibuti

    5. Gulf of Abalites
    6. Baricaza
    7. Aliæu
    8. Æthiopia
    9. Troglodyte
    10. Adulitæ
    11. Suche
    12. Lake Monoleus

      a place name

    13. Epidires
    14. Panchrysos
    15. Pentedactylos
    16. Midoë


    17. Troglodytice
    18. Ptolemais