Occasionally I like to showcase the work done by various members of the herd; this was a busy week for the Wordherders. MattK gave a talk at UT-Austin on his work on “Textual Forensics of Mystery_House.dsk”. I’ve seen a few variations of this particular branch of his research over the years and it never fails to entertain. Speaking of entertainment, our Natalie (Critters and Spectacles) was the superstar of the week, showcasing her mug on NBCTV4 with West Wing’s Bradley Whitford.

Two herders Chuck (The Chutry Experiment) and Marc (Things As They Are) presented at this year’s SCMS, joining herd-friend KF (Planned Obsolescence). On this coast, herder CJ presented at NEMLA in Philadelphia.

Jason Jones (The Salt-Box) is hosting this month’s Teaching Carnival, so be sure to check back soon and/or contribute to the Carnival.

A good luck to Non-Zombie, who retired his blog “thanks for not being a zombie” this month, after three years of blogging.

Finally, motions are in place to upgrade the Wordherders space. Plans include:

  • upgrading software to 3.2, which should include better template support and better spam control
  • getting a Feed working that compiles the latest entries from all herders (even those not hosted on the herd server/MT install), which brings with it…
  • a better, more user friendly, and more community-centered Wordherder main page.

And don’t forget the Wordherder (and friends!) outing to the Dada exhibit on March 18. Details here. Email or comment if you’d like to attend.

[Cross-posted on the main Wordherder news blog]


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