Archive | September, 2013

Vannevar Bush and a Floating Island

This week in New Media Literacies Seminar, we read Vannevar Bush’s essay As We May Think.  In it, this eminent scientist and founder of the National Science Foundation (that’s Van-NEE-var, by the way…if you watch any of the footage of the 1995 conferencededicated to Vannevar Bush, you’ll hear that the name is controversially Dutch in […]


“All creativity can be understood as  taking in the world as a problem.”  Janet Murray wrote that in her introduction, “Inventing the Medium,” to The New Media Reader, an anthology that we will be using in a faculty-staff seminar led by Gardner Campbell called “Awakening the Digital Imagination” at Virginia Commonwealth University. This seminar involves […]