W3C has just released EmotionML – a markup language expressing emotions. From their recommendation: Human emotions are increasingly understood to be a crucial aspect in human-machine interactive systems. Especially for non-expert end users, reactions to complex intelligent systems resemble social interactions, involving feelings such as frustration, impatience, or helplessness if things go wrong. Furthermore, technology… Continue reading Marking Up Emotions
In mid-March of 2006, NISO convened a roundtable of experts and thought leaders in digital resources, at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of this meeting was to establish some consensus around the use of identifiers for text, video, music, and other media in the digital realm. In breakout discussions, three… Continue reading A thought on identifiers and books
If my years in and around relational databases have taught me anything, it’s that a search can only retrieve what the search engine is looking for. Marked-up repositories (such as the entirety of what Google indexes and provides search results on), while very different from relational databases in many important ways, are not so different… Continue reading Search is not complicated; it’s just hard
I was fortunate to be in the UK for the FutureBook 2012 conference, followed by an International DOI Foundation meeting in Oxford. While having dinner with Stella Griffiths, the Executive Director of ISBN International, and Beat Barblan, the Director of Identifier Services for Bowker (and my boss) we talked a little bit about the early… Continue reading Searching for Emery Koltay
In a conversation with Porter Anderson over the weekend, Porter asked me about one of the risks of digitization – loss. And I responded that, as with any disruption, there will be loss. Some work does not meet the migration test – for one reason or another, it never gets brought along in the cultural evolution.… Continue reading The Things We Lose
Can be found here, thanks to Porter Anderson!
A post by Brian O’Leary this morning led me to think again of Deleuze and his rhizomes. Brian quotes Greil Marcus on Elvis: He knew what he was doing. If he redefined what it was to be American, it was because he meant to. He wanted change. He wanted to confuse, to disrupt, to tear… Continue reading Rhizomes and Disruption