It is glowing red morning here in North Dakotaland (but fortunately we have very few sailors, so the warning seemed unnecessary). Perhaps the red sky in the morning is to remind our students that there is only one week left of the semester. Or perhaps it was to remind faculty that this week was the calm before the storm.
In any event, it is a great day for some quick hits and varia
- How to be succinct.
- Some interesting push back to the AIA’s statement regarding Open Access in Archaeology Magazine. Here’s Chuck Jones and Sebastian Heath. And here from the Open Access Archaeology folks.
- In related news, Harvard spends $3.75 per year on online periodical subscriptions.
- More archaeology of archaeology: some cool thoughts on an archaeological field kit.
- A conversation with Chuck Klosterman.
- More criticisms of the lecture as a teaching tool.
- Does anyone use iffttt? It seems cool.
- Some Sonic Archaeology from the Punk Archaeology section. And even more.
- Pierre MacKay on SS. Mary and Dominic (Ay. Parakevi) in Chalkis. I visited this church with Pierre when I was a graduate students and we pondered it (and it’s supposed Early Christian foundation). So, this little article brings back some great memories.
- For deeply personal reasons I hate Helvetica (and it’s sister Haas Grostesk), but I like this story.
- I recently submitted a book review to the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. I got back some revisions this week with, hands down, the funniest editor comments I’ve ever received. I usually dread reading revisions of my writing, but these made me laugh out loud (in a good way). I like their style!
- Check out the next reflection of first year faculty at Teaching Thursday.
- Online teaching to paper books… a cool campus partnership. I keep forgetting why the University of North Dakota can’t do stuff like this.
- 100 Walks.
- The best used car ad ever.
- Revised MLA guidelines for evaluating work in digital humanities and new media.
- What I’m reading: Marcus Banks, Jay Ruby, Made to be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology (Chicago 2011). (via Kostis Kourelis)
- What I’m listening to: Spiritualize, Sweet Heart, Sweet Light.