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Narrative Engines and Personal Identity

I receive a daily RSS feed from the Scholarly Kitchen. Today I read Kent Anderson's post The "Me at the Centre" Expectation. Kent concludes his discussion about the personalisation of web experiences with the observation that: the Web is both mobile and omnipresent in some ways, but the way it’s being deployed is about each user. It’s the antithesis of broadcast, yet it requires broadcast. And the “filter failure” we’re worrying about requires traditional filters, but then gets filtered further. His post was prompted by Nick Bilton's book I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. Kent...

Food for Thought 2.1

I had hoped to add to my Food for Thought 1.1 post last week but events overtook me! I was thinking that by the time I reached Adrian Hill's blog I would have written a Food for Thought 1.4 post. Instead I am at week two in the Rs. In this week in review, Ruth Demitroff posted about Blip.fm, Chief Justice John Roberts and Barack Obama's Inauguration Address. In her post on the Address, Ruth links to a new York Times article by Stanley Fish. Ruth draws attention to text as parataxis and I think this has implications for how...