Category Archives: AnimatedGIFAssignments

Just Bloody fun: 1840s GIF Party

Everyone loves a good 1840s GIF party. There’s an amazing collection of them growing as part of this DS106 assignment, at the GIFfight Tumblr, many by the CogDog himself. I chose to GIF up this Oil paint on canvas Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889) by John Singer Sargent (1856‑1925).  The famous actress, Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), is shown here […]

EDCMOOC: Utopia, as x approaches c

There’s a lot to like about the EDCMOOC currently running in Coursera. It’s probably the closest thing I’ve seen to a cMOOC on an xMOOC platform. That said, the platform hinders its greatness. This course would be just about perfect if it existed entirely on the open web. Indeed, much of it does. I like […]

Permanence Lost

Reading Chris Lott’s poetic comment about loss in response to Jim’s assertion that Nothing is Lost …there’s not only nothing wrong with writing one’s poem and sending it down the river on fire, it might be a significantly better way to transcend the technical issues and consider what it means to *be* the idea struck me […]

Open as in “for business”

Featured Image “open for business” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by @cogdog Whether you are outraged,  amused, or overwhelmed with ennui by the flurry of Instagram ToS sentiments, I agree with Gina Tripani: Deeply happy users are questioning/debating their favorite tools' Terms of Service, demanding their makers clarify the language. Iteration! — Gina […]