Steven G. Anderson

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Steve Anderson:

I’ve been using these brochures for my research, but I haven’t really been considering their design overall, more so the textual content. The typography or layout are important too, especially considering the complexity of the material inside the brochures.

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Bendix G-14 General Purpose Digital Computer, 1955

The ERA Computation Center for industry, government and research

Datatron Eletronic Data Processing Systems Handbook Central Comp

General Electric Proudly Presents the NEW GE 150 Data Processing

IBM 705 EDPM Electronic Data Processing Machine, 1955

Teleregister, 1956

An Introduction to the Univac File-Computer System, 1951

Computer History Museum — Brochures / 1950s

Ohhhh my lord what a find. The motherload.

Check out the Computer History Museum for hundreds of PDFs containing high-res scans of computer brochures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In particular, the 50s examples are amazing; great colours, dynamic layout & outrageous typography.

Thanks to Present & Correct for another great find. If you don’t already follow them, check out their blog & their Twitter for daily graphic gems.

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Originally posted on Ethnography Matters:

Lilly U. Nguyen

Lilly U. Nguyen

Editor’s Note: Lilly U. Nguyen (@deuxlits) tells us how in her own work on the ethnography of software in Vietnam, she both studies and embodies “diaspora” – and she shares the insights that diaspora has given her. She is a postdoctoral scholar at the ISTC-Social at UC Irvine. She studies race, labor politics, and information technology in Vietnam and among the Vietnamese diaspora.

Lilly’s post continues the March-April edition focusing on ethnographies of makers, hackers, and engineers.


In my work, ethnography takes on diasporic dimensions.

These qualities touch on several of the questions raised in previous posts in this blog series, such as the distinction between self and other and the Cartesian coordinates of studying up and down in Nick Seaver’s post and the disciplinary shifts as described in Austin Toomb’s post. For those of us who study decidedly contemporary phenomena like algorithms, hackers…

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Workshop Links

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Ever wondered what digital pedagogy is? Want to know what it’s like to teach online?

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Wonder no more.

On February 19th, 2014, join us for an introductory session on digital pedagogy.

We will introduce you to what Canvas is and does. We will show you some of the applications that make online teaching as good (and sometimes better) than face-2-face teaching, and we’ll discuss some of the best practices for online education in the physical classroom and in the virtual one.

Location: UC Riverside, Surge 170

Date and time: Wednesday February 19th 4-6PM

This is the first of hopefully many sessions aimed at training graduate students (and anyone else) in digital pedagogies.

Please RSVP to Juliette Levy – juliette.levy@ucr.edu

Juliette Levy teaches online and face-2-face in the History Department at UCR and at UC Online.

My post at Critical Digital Humanities on a recent workshop: TEI and Markup Fundamentals

http://cdh.ucr.edu/2014/02/16/notes-on-tei-and-markup-fundamentals-workshop/


On February 13th I attended a workshop on TEI and Markup Fundamentals sponsored by the Graduate Quantitative Methods Program. The workshop was given by Rochelle Gold and Kimberly Hall from the Department of English at UC Riverside.

480px-Text_Encoding_Initiative_TEI-800TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) is a method of encoding texts with markup language for digital representation. TEI markup focuses on rendering the semantic qualities of texts more visible. For example, sentences and clauses can be marked within a text, as well as the lines and features of a poem. This granular level of encoding allows for digital representations of these texts to carry details and information beyond their normal forms, which is valuable for critical interpretation.

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