University of Florida Event on October 4, 2011, 6pm: Jane McGonigal: Author and world-renowned gaming expert Jane McGonigal, PhD, is an expert on alternate reality games and a renowned game developer. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. She has appeared at TED, the New Yorker, and the Web 2.0 summit, among others. Business Week has named her “one of the top 10 innovators to watch.” Watch Jane McGonigal on the Colbert Report. Text above from the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and available directly from theRead More →

OCLC published “Defining Born Digital” which is a short 4-page intro, and isn’t in any way meant to be comprehensive. The document doesn’t (and can’t without being much longer) begin to address many areas and doesn’t include references for further reading. For anyone interested in working with born digital materials, publications from the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) are essential reading: Acid-Free Bits Born-Again Bits These publications are essential because electronic literature defines and redefines “born digital”. Electronic literature does so a highly experimental creative form that pushes the boundaries of existing technologies, creates new technologies, and uses/connects technologies in new ways that creates new conceptualRead More →