About Mark Phillipson

This is the personal website of Mark Phillipson, and I welcome you to it. I’m a romanticist, a teacher, an experimenter, and something of a librarian. More...

William Blake, poster boy

William Blake, poster boy

Fun fact: I’ve reached this season in life without ever creating a poster – even though I’ve created institutes for grad students and for faculty that culminate in a great flurry of poster-creation and presentations. Time to walk the walk. My first poster, illustrating the use of Mediathread in my … Continue reading

Carpe diem

Stray visitors may be forgiven for wondering what *did* happen during 2011: was disaster adverted? Is he alive, and if so did he have a thought? So: yes, yes, and yes; chalk up this still interlude to blogger’s block, pithier observation-release venues, and — most of all — the day … Continue reading

Going native

At work today: one of our periodic, inevitable, spirited conversations about the oft-ridiculed yet oft-cited notion of a “digital native.” We revisited Marc Prensky’s 2001 framing of such (first hit on Google, for all you “digital natives” searching for yourselves) called “Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants” — a piece festooned … Continue reading

A dying profession

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