Somewhere on the Pacific a small lifeboat shared by two unwilling and unlikely passengers rolled with the waves. Pi knew he could do more than just survive once he realized that Richard was dependent on him. Pi could fish. A Bengal Tiger, king of his own ecosystem, would die at sea without the help of the seventeen-year-old. The book really ended there; it didn’t matter after that what was truth or fiction. Pi’s understanding of power in everyday life was his new reality.
an exploration of Web 2.0 innovations to enhance connectivity of enriched multimedia content with a sociological cosmopolitical imagination and an ethical turn
Speechless refers to both the writer and reader. At one level it’s about a writers’ block being blogged. At another level is refers to deafening silence that occurs when one speaks with too much feeling or mentions an uncomfortable idea in a nice place, a unpleasant reminder in polite company, a divergent idea in a space of group think, another perspective than the Renaissance perspective. But it also refers to robust conversations among political philosophers who understand the power of language and everyday life. Socrates, Plato, Derrida called for renewals in philosophy. They examined what we do with words, the role of memory. Speechless alludes to Derrida’s urgent appeal for a renewed democracy, for a revitalized philosophy from a cosmopolitical point of view.
The human eye can distinguish 16 values of grey but that’s not including the subtle differences in the colours of grey. We just don’t have the time to see the variations.
I have so much research material on my PC that I want to share using Creative Commons license 2.5.
I actually started working with ToolBook authoring software for multimedia applications when I did my MA 1992-1995. It had a similar feel to the HTML but it was a high learning curve with zero connectivity.
My first HMTL websites c. 1999 were designed to share my teaching, learning and research resources on-line. One of the earlier ones called inuitartwebliography was a useful resource for awhile. I no longer have access to my Carleton University Rideau account where I have my mflynnbu webpages. I had no counters on them or any way of knowing how useful they might have been.
Anyhow this is my list of free navigational tools I began exploring since the fall when my digital camera, VCR and TV all broke down at once. It all happened at about the same time that dark grey clouds hover over Vancouver Island threatening to flood anything near sea level.
This is an astonishing research tool that allows you to make tag clouds. It has its own internal search engine so you can always find your original resources: http://del.icio.us/ocean.flynn
This blogging service is very easy to use and allows for large image, audio and even video clips. But I really like it because there is so much connectivity. It is linked seamlessly to Digg.com so I can continue discussions on articles posted on Digg by other users or myself. Also it is completely linked to Google’s search engine. It’s use of tags reminds me of synapse connections.
I’ve connected this seamlessly with Flickr but I must admit that there is always a code fragment I have to clean up. http://beachedwail.blogspot.com
By far the most fun!!! I meet more real people. Actually it is because you had a real face and an embodied life visible through your Flickr account that I trusted Frimr in the first place. http://www.flickr.com/photos/89488115@N00
This allows for seamless uploading of a generous amount of images. It is an extension of the desktop Picasa which is a great free software for organizing images, making minor changes and viewing them. It makes larger quantities of personal photos, family, etc easy to share. http://picasaweb.google.com/ocean.flynn
This one I’m not using enough yet but I intend to put most of my research on line here. Users can either download material or work in teams to co-edit papers, databases, etc. http://www.thinkfree.com
I’ve been spending more time with digg since I customized my Google home page to include .rss feeds of my favourite news sources. Once I have dugg an article I can blog it on my papergirls page on wordpress. This is a very useful tool for sharing what’s new. http://digg.com/users/oceanflynn/dugg
I think gather will let writers publish there own material. I’ve only contributed one book review here. I intend to use this unique service more in the future. http://oceanflynn.gather.com
Swicki has some similarities with both del.icio.us and the Google customized search but Swicki is very user friendly, creates automated image collages of your tag clouds, allows you to keep a cleaner more focused search (for example to distinguish the Canadian philosopher from the African dictator by the same name). http://oceanflynn-swicki.eurekster.com
I haven’t used this service enough either but I will in the future. http://oceanflynn.photoblog.com
I barely use this. http://www3.telus.net/public/ocean19/Ocean
These are my oldest pages over which I no longer have any control. I am gradually hoping to find them a new home on mirror sites. http://http-server.carleton.ca/~mflynnbu/ocean
October 31, 2006.
“There are so many amazing free internet services that I continue to find. Flickr is by far the most fun. For keeping track of bookmarks, which I call my webliographies, del.icio.us and swicki offer much more than I could ever have imagined. Swicki even does it with image collages of your individualized tag clouds. I have been learning how to interconnect my Flickr with WordPress and Blogspot. That is also amazing.”
I began speechless on October 16, 2006. Two months later I have learned what a permalink is and how to make one. It’s the equivalent to the old web page’s index.html. Now I have to learn where to use it.
List of pages and posts on my sites:
- Ruggles, Clifton, 1995, “Black History Month is better than ever,” The Gazette,” Montreal, Thursday, February 23, 1995.
My pages and posts:
- oceanflynn @ Digg
- Memory Work Resource Page
- Chronology of Show Boat: Some Memory Work for Neptune.
- Anna Packwoods 100th Birthday Guests
Papergirls news for nuanced dialogue