It feels like a month since I offered some Friday Varia and Quick Hits! I’m heading out to the Bakken in a couple hours, but before I hit the road with a few CDs, my notebook, camera, and my truck, I felt the inexorable draw of my laptop and the blog.
If you happen to be in Western North Dakota this weekend, be sure to check out the Man Camp Dialogue event in Killdeer, Dunn County, North Dakota on Sunday from 1-3pm. Richard Rothaus (NDUS and Caraheard podcast), Emily Guerin (Inside Energy), Aaron Barth (NDSU/Ft. Lincoln Foundation), and Tom Isern (NDSU) will open a dialogue with the folks of Dunn County regarding our research into workforce housing. Here’s the link to more information.
For anyone not able to make it to Killdeer, but itching for more Richard and Bill, check out our podcasts which are now live on the iTunes, on the Soundcloud, and include show notes posted here and here.
- WikiLeaks, Text, and Archaeology: The Case of the Schøyen Incantation Bowls.
- The media sometimes exaggerates archaeological discoveries. I’m shocked.
- Some more thoughts on how to prevent the looting of archaeological sites.
- Crowd-sourcing 3D models of amphora from 2D illustrations.
- On our podcast yesterday, we discussed a recent article in Atlantic Monthly called “What ISIS Really Wants.” Here’s a thoughtful response.
- The Egyptian martyrs of Libya added to the Coptic Synaxarium.
- The faltering fur trade of Kastoria.
- Scrawled insults and epiphanies in marginal notes from Oxford’s library.
- Why the peer review process works, even if it doesn’t.
- Reasons not to visit Cyprus.
- Millions of images from the world’s endangered archives.
- This is what happens if you ask for corrections to a story that are designed to obfuscate the real damage done by oil and gas producers in North Dakota.
- Coding is not literacy.
- That cool, but cut, solo by George Harrison from “Here Comes the Sun.”
- Here’s what nothing looks like.
- The Tweet Deleters.
- The Ghost in the MP3.
- What if Wes Anderson directed the X-men.
- What I’m reading: P. C. Pezzullo, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel, and Environmental Justice. University of Alabama Press 2007; Timothy J LeCain, Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet. Rutgers University Press 2009.
- What I’m listening to: Phosphorescent, Live at the Music Hall; The Wave Pictures, If You Leave it Alone.
Susie told me that I’m part wolf. Why are you saying otherwise?