My adventures in podcasting continue. First, I joined Dan Cohen, Mills Kelly, and Tom Scheinfeldt on their “Digital Campus” podcast (Episode 51, “The Inevitable iPad,” Jan. 28, 2010). We recorded the podcast the day after Apple’s big iPad announcement, so we talked a lot about what the iPad might or might not do for teaching and publishing. We also dug into Cornell’s decision to ask other institutions to help pay for arXiv, the repository where physicists, computer scientists, and others in related disciplines share pre-print copies of articles about the latest research in their fields.
Side note: If you care at all about the digital humanities–and why wouldn’t you?–you should be following Dan and Tom on Twitter (@dancohen and @foundhistory). Mills doesn’t do Twitter, but you can follow him at his blog, Edwired (linked above).
Second, The Collagist posted a podcast of me reading my short fictions “Twenty Questions,” “It’s Me,” and “It’s You” from the December issue. I love that the mag asks writers to do this. Not only do the recordings give readers another way to experience stories, they give the writer a chance to play with how the words fit together, where the emotional stresses and emphases are. I liked thinking about how much to act out the stories in how I read them, and how much to let the words alone carry. Hope you enjoy it. I had fun making it.
Another side note: Matt Bell, the amazingly energetic and talented editor of The Collagist, just had his story “Dredge” chosen for Best American Mystery Stories 2010. The collection will be out this fall, which is also when his next book, How They Were Found, will appear.