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#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 2: Weaponizing Your Website

Speakers: Jennifer Hill Abstract: There is a war a raging in our cyberworld and it is time for you to join the resistance. Cambridge Analytica stealing Facebook user’s data, white supremacists getting verified on Twitter, and child pornography on Instagram. The list of atrocities continues. We as technologists know the inner workings of social media […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 1: HAX Chaotic Good

Speakers: Bryan Ollendyke (Not really an) Abstract: “YOU SEE, I’M NOT A MONSTER… I’M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE“ Unbalance, unrest, and chaos can be brought with one simple act: Giving away everything. It’s a notion I explored in my MS thesis via open source; because, edtech systems are build on power. Power and control technology […]

#Domains19: Martin Hawksey Keynote

Minority Report Martin Hawksey, creator of TAGS and chief innovator for ALT, gave the opening Keynote for Day 2 of Domains19. Martin talked about data surveillance including everything from Twitter metadata to facial recognition. Hawksey mentioned Francis Galton in his history of data collection and facial analysis / phrenology. Galton, a proud cousin of Charles […]

#Domains 19 Breakout Session 2: Domain Fellows

Speakers: Jess Reingold, Jenn Hill, Katie Hartraft Abstract: The noise of typing filled the small classroom. Domain Fellows, student ambassadors for the Domain of One’s Own program, sat quietly working on their independent projects. It is these students who show their classmates that their domains can be more than academic websites. Their websites can be […]

#Domains 19 Breakout Session 1: The New Old Web

Speaker: Ilya Kreymer Abstract: This talk will present innovative uses of Docker containers, emulators and web archives to allow anyone to experience old web sites using old web browsers, as demonstrated by the Webrecorder and oldweb.today projects. Combining containerization with emulation can provide new techniques in preserving both scholarly and artistic interactive works, and enable obsolete […]

Weeks in Review: 5/4-5/19

I missed a couple posts. Here’s what I was reading and working on in the first part of the month. What I’m Working On OU Creaties We awarded the Creaties this week. These annual awards honor the best new web sites and blog posts in the OU Create Domain of One’s Own project. To announce […]

Micro Fundraising for Brains and Beyond

People's hands in a circle. All have a blue support bracelet.

People's hands in a circle. All have a blue support bracelet.
My wife is currently raising money for Play To Beat Brain Cancer, which is a small 501(c)3 out of Kansas City that supports cancer centers and provides financial assistance to families that can’t afford treatment. I’m proud of my wife, she’s a rockstar. Being a recipient of donations myself, I love seeing her spend time paying it […]

Engaging Students with Wikipedia

Guest author Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is is an alumna of the History of Science Department at OU and is now an associate professor of history and political science…

OU Creaties: Best Group Project

Last week, we announced the winners of the 4th Annual OU Creaties. These awards celebrate the best new websites built by OU Create users. We had over a…

Scratch and Harry Potter

Faye, my oldest daughter (7), loves often run deep. She’s currently immersed in the arts and takes acting, technique, and piano classes. She also loves all things reading and writing. A Christmas gift from her grandfather was the newly published illustrated version of the first three Harry Potter books, which is unabridged but lowers the […]

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