John McCreery's Blog – April 2013 Archive (3)

You've heard about modeling, sounds interesting, but you aren't a programming Ninja

Help is at hand. Check out Gene Bellinger's Insight Maker. It's Web-based, it's free, you can play with it by yourself or with friends or colleagues.Think of it as a mind map where the pieces interact.If you are a programming Ninja, you may find the models too simple. But it's plenty sophisticated enough to provide instructive entertainment for the rest of us. 

Added by John McCreery on April 10, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments

Life after the Ph.D.

With a tip of the hat to Ryan Anderson, who posted the following on Savage Minds.

Check out this interview with Sarah Kendzior about life after the PhD. A lot to think about. And a lot that many people do not want to talk about. Here’s my favorite quote: What I realized during my year on the job market is that having a traditional academic career is not as important to…


Added by John McCreery on April 9, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

Can we think productively about memes?

A tweet from Biella Coleman, led me to Limor Shifman, Memes in a Digital World: Reconciling with a Conceptual Troublemaker.  I must say that I like the way Shifman thinks, asking how we could sort this [memes] out in a useful way. Instead, that is, haggling over definitions and why memes aren't genes (no, duh).

Added by John McCreery on April 7, 2013 at 9:58am — 3 Comments


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