November 7, 2006

Penn Undergrads Probe the Digital

by Nick Montfort · , 6:15 pm

Penn has a journal of undergraduate research writing, now in its third issue. The journal is called Res, and the current issue (available in print and linked as a PDF from the main page) is about digital culture. Jordan Straff’s “Facebook: Revolutionizing the College Experience” provides the perspective of a student at the institution where Facebook originated. In medias Res you’ll also find an article on the digital archiving of concrete poetry, one on the copyright-inflicted woes suffered by documentary filmmakers, and two about podcasting. Hopefully the authors will continue their searching out and writing about digital media, and we’ll have more to read from them in years to come.