I ran across this very interesting and simple way to measure how much men and women talk in a public space. It is called “Are Men Talking Too Much?”
Check who’s dominating the conversation
Please don’t be aggrieved about the fact that the timer buttons are titled “dude” and “not dude”. That’s part of the humor in this. I am considering using this secretly in my fall comp classes and then trying it publicly. Mostly harmless.
This morning I came across this post in Brainpickings apropos of Labor Day to come and May Day just passed.
Leisure, the Basis of Culture: An Obscure German Philosopher’s Timely 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Human Dignity in a Culture of Workaholism
I stripped out the relevant links using LinkGrabber and put them into Dropbox’s Papers. Since Papers doesn’t provide an embed (unlike its now open-source predecessor Hackpad did) I had to save it into Google Docs and get an embed from there. See below.
I then opened up Webrecorder.io in my browser and “archived” all the links I grabbed from the page.
Sorry for the generic embed below, but Webrecorder doesn’t appear to be embeddable. (Update: Yes it is!)
You can go to the link here.
Or you can download the desktop software, download the web archive, and view it there.
Now I get to ask: Why?
I have a webarchive of pages and objects from within all the pages I gathered. That means text, images, and videos in this case. You do not get any links inside the archive unless you have opened them while the recorder was recording.
Perhaps I could use it for:
- A collection of readings on a syllabus so that all students have open access to materials,
- A reading list for a course,
- A course-in-a- box, the box being the archive,
- Resources for those with low bandwidth (put it on a USB drive),
- Archiving government sites that are precarious,
- Check out how NetFreedomPioneers are using Webrecorder.io in their Project Toosheh to archive the net for parts of the world with no net access using filecasting,
Save live video broadcasts and check out this use of Periscope and Webrecorder.io
Old applets can live on like this one in Java that is unplayable otherwise.
- Creating self-contained journal articles like this one in Google’s new journal, Distill.
It is amazing and the possibilities just keep on rolling. Add some more in the comments or feel free to hypothesize in the margins.
From Darren Rouse, most definitely for the woke, the waking, and the “don’t know they wanna be” among us.