Notice: Undefined variable: version in /srv/www/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/simple-ldap-login/Simple-LDAP-Login.php on line 54 Featured Resources | A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College | Page 4

“One D*mn Slide After Another”: PowerPoint at Every Occasion for Speech : Computational Culture

“PowerPoint provides a common infrastructure, a template for the organization of speech, and for the logic of argumentation. As such, it shapes and produces the world. Nevertheless, the application has been almost entirely unremarked upon by critical scholars of media, technology, and the digital humanities. Why? Despite extraordinary claims about the total domination of algorithms, protocols, the digital, bits, and information, the material conditions of mundane software use go largely under-recognized as key sites for cultural work. Where, for example are the books about tax software, bug databases, or personal calendaring applications?”

Source: “One D*mn Slide After Another”: PowerPoint at Every Occasion for Speech : Computational Culture

The spreading of misinformation online

 

 

 

 

 

The wide availability of user-provided content in online social media facilitates the aggregation of people around common interests, worldviews, and narratives. However, the World Wide Web (WWW) also allows for the rapid dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors and conspiracy theories that often elicit rapid, large, but naive social responses.

PDF here: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/3/554.full.pdf

via Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

 

Library Catalog Maintenance

The library online catalog will be undergoing maintenance from Wednesday January 13, to Friday January 15th.

During that time the catalog and some features of the library website may have erratic behavior.   Cover art, availability information, Holds, and My Account features will all be affected.  Searching for materials should still work as normal.

Please bear with us during this required maintenance.   We apologize for any inconvenience.  As always if you need any assistance, please contact the library directly at: (630) 466-7900 Ext. 2400.

 

December Book Display

Deaf_people_can_do_anything_but_hearDecember Book Display

Clerc-Gallaudet Month

In recognition of the two American education pioneers – visionary leaders in the deaf community, who were both born in December. Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. Come check out some of our information on history and issues concerning the deaf community.


Cover image Credit: Mr.TinDC

A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College