Category Archives: podcasts

Back to work

I returned from London on Monday and have been slowly gearing back up into work mode. DH2010 was a great conference experience and I met a lot of people I’m hoping to keep in touch with. I think my talk went pretty well and it seems like more people are doing work similar to mine this year, which is comforting.

And, since Digital Humanities is such an impressively techie and well-organized affair, they’ve already got an audio interview that I did right after my talk posted online. I understand that more materials from the conference will be posted on in the days to come; it would be great if they post slides from presentations that I missed. It will have to console us until next year’s conference…at Stanford!

How Fred Writes

I’m about to sit in on a talk in the series How I Write at the Stanford Writing Center. Tonight’s speaker is Fred Turner, who wrote a great book on the emergence of the digital counterculture in the 1960s and beyond.

I’m particularly interested in what he has to say about his writing process since he also lived a life in journalism before returning to grad school and academia. His time in journalism was much more serious and successful…but I’m hoping the experience will still translate.

Oh, wow: I just discovered that the “How I Write” website has an amazing archive of audio and video! Very neat.

Actually listening to poetry

How often do we really listen to poetry anymore? Perhaps it is true that contemporary poetry is meant to be read more than to be heard, but I find that once I hear a poet reading his or her own work I can never read it the same way again. That’s right, I’m looking at you, Paul.

The PENNsound poetry site collects audio files from all sorts of interesting people. We’re using it this week in a class to listen to William Carlos Williams reading a few excerpts from Paterson.