#Advent20

Love this quote from today (#(digi)disciple-ship in being): 'To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.' So, does this image make sense in that context (more to it than this, but we are made as we are made - see…

#Adventbookclub: Martha #advent20

Luke 2: 1-7 Martha is the name given the Innkeeper's wife in this version of the story. She's a rather cynical woman who's done her fair share of midwifery, and, clearly feels she's been taken advantage of frequently, so is quite tough with a 'take it or leave it' attitude. She saw both desperation and dignity in Joseph and Mary, however, and so took pity on them. She gives a clear impression of just how…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 3: Abandon) #DigiHuman

3/6: Abandon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mc1hf What happens when we abandon a place? And why is it so difficult for us to leave these places behind? In this episode, Aleks explores abandon both on and offline. We tell the story of the only permanent resident of Fukushima's radiation exclusion zone. Naoto Matsura stayed in Tomioka while everyone around him fled. He's now the unofficial caretaker of this abandoned town. Aleks contrasts this with a remarkable example of digital…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 2: Language) #DigiHuman

2/6: Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpxx9 We communicate with each other in more ways than ever and with an ever expanding range of devices and platforms. But they all piggy back on an earlier invention, our original social networking technology - language. In this edition of the Digital Human Aleks Krotoski explores the idea of language as a technology itself and how people over the years have attempted to improve it; re-engineer it for maximum efficiency, or use…

#CORPUSMOOC Week 4 Notes

There are some things you can do whilst on the sofa with a fuzzy head and streaming nose right? A bit slower than usual, but still...  Warm-Up Activity … appears to involve using Antconc … wonder if reaching the limits of this course on a theory only basis… let’s see… Look at the files on your hard drive: How many documents do you have on there which have been written by you? What time period does…
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