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Avoiding the Rear View Mirror

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Slides from presentation to Digital Editing Now conference, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 7-9 January 2016. The text of the talk is available at: https://medium.com/@Ajprescott/avoiding-the-rear-view-mirror-870319290bb2#.pobalr4rv

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Avoiding the Rear View Mirror

  1. 1. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. Marshall McLuchan and Quentin Fiore, The Medium is the Message (1967), pp. 74-5
  2. 2. Visualisations of reports of significant actions in the Iraq War from Wikileaks material: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2010/dec/16/wikileaks-iraq-visualisation
  3. 3. https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/en/Research/Presidential%20Records/Email.aspx
  4. 4. From: <Sandra_Cook@ed.gov> To: <skress@akingump.com>; "Sarah E. Youssef ( CN=Sarah E. Youssef/OU=OPD/O=EOP [ OPD ] )"; "Townsend L. McNitt ( CN=Townsend L. McNitt/OU=WHO/O=EOP [ WHO ] )" Subject: : FW: Final draft of the Language Minority proposal Date: Monday, March 19, 2001 4:18 PM ###### Begin Original ARMS Header ###### RECORD TYPE: PRESIDENTIAL (NOTES MAIL) CREATOR:"Cook, Sandra" <Sandra_Cook@ed.gov> ( "Cook, Sandra" <Sandra_Cook@ed.gov> [ UNKNOWN ] ) CREATION DATE/TIME:19-MAR-2001 16:18:57.00 SUBJECT:: FW: Final draft of the Language Minority proposal TO:'Sandy Kress' <skress@akingump.com> ( 'Sandy Kress' <skress@akingump.com> [ UNKNOWN ] ) READ:UNKNOWN TO:Sarah E. Youssef ( CN=Sarah E. Youssef/OU=OPD/O=EOP [ OPD ] ) READ:UNKNOWN TO:Townsend L. McNitt ( CN=Townsend L. McNitt/OU=WHO/O=EOP [ WHO ] ) READ:UNKNOWN ###### End Original ARMS Header ###### > -----Original Message----- > From: Hansen, Randy > Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 12:30 PM > To: Cook, Sandra > Cc: Kristy, Jack; Riddle, Paul; Corwin, Thomas; Chapman, John G; > Cichowski, Carol; Jones, Lonna; Wetmore, Cynthia; Boothby, Clayton > Subject: Final draft of the Language Minority proposal > Importance: High > > > > Sandra, I believe this is ready to be sent to Sally. > > <<b-esea-lep2.doc>> - att1.htm - b-esea-lep2.doc ATT CREATION TIME/DATE: 0 00:00:00.00 File attachment <P_88861004_OPD.TXT_1> ATT CREATION TIME/DATE: 0 00:00:00.00 File attachment <P_88861004_OPD.TXT_2> Current web presentation of sample e-mails from the Bush Presidential Library
  5. 5. Principal component analysis of a corpus of 329 scientific texts published between 1530 and 1724, using data from the Text Creation Partnership. The diagrams explores the fluidity of subject and genre in early scientific discourse, with each colour representing different scientific subjects. From the Visualising Early English Print project. Blog post by Alan Hogsrth on winedarksea.org, December 2015.

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