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David Weinberger – Messiness is a virtue

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

If you, like me (and like David Weinberger, I was glad to learn) have had trouble understanding Lakoff’s Women, Fire & Dangerous Things, I suggest you listen to David’s podcast called Messiness is a virtue.

There is a terrific section in the middle about cognitive linguistics, aristotelian classification theory, prototype theory and basic level categories, all things I think are deeply important for IAs to know about.

And if you are insanely interested in this topic, get a copy of ‘Concepts: Core Readings‘. Dan Brown told me about it. It is a bit pricy, but it is a truly excellent book about cognitive linguistics and concepts. Still a hard-ish read, but very well-structured, with a great intro and the key works in the field.

I read an entire Plato essay at breakfast one day, which must be one of the oddest things I can say I have ever done.

Podcasts/MP3s since my last post

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I’ve continued to wander around with my earphones in, and here are some of my recent favourites:

And I did a very, very silly thing today – gave a 1.5 hour lecture on IA and forgot to record it. After Dan told me earlier this year “you get to the second bullet point and incredible stuff just comes out of your mouth” I swore to record my presentations so I could actually use that good stuff in my writing. Silly girl!

PS – Dan might have actually said ‘good shit’ or something equally colloquial, not ‘incredible stuff’.

Podcasts/MP3s of the week

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve had the earphones in a bit this week. Here are some of my favourites:

Lots more to listen still – if you know of anything I might like, please let me know!

How to attend conferences and clean house at the same time

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

I’ve been cleaning the house for the last 4 hours. Very unlike me – I usually zoom through it as quickly as I can.

Know how I did it – I pulled down a whole lot of mp3 files from IT conversations stuck my earphones in and attended tech conferences all afternoon. How cool!