User talk:HullIntegrity

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Please leave a message! And I don't mind knowing if I messed something up. Cheers! HullIntegrity (talk) 15:22, 15 May 2014 (UTC)


Hey HullyIntegrity![edit]

Glad to see you made sense of my edit on Divergent (novel). Sorry I didn't make a more clear edit. However, in looking at your user page, I realized that you are college professor and teach children's literature. Have you thought about having some of your students doing science fiction or children's literature create articles via the Wikipedia:Education program? There are tons of gaps in the children's lit coverage, even with items that are Newberry Awards. I worked with a student in our digital humanities class to make small changes like these, and the calibre of the information changed significantly. If your interested in learning more about the program, I would be very interested in helping you think through such assignments, Sadads (talk) 05:15, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

@Sadads: Hi! I also responded on your talk page. I am still getting used to the Talk Page procedures. But thanks for leaving e a message and I am thinking about a Wikipedia education project for the Spring of 2015. My wife works on our campus with our Wikimedia coordinators on SF for one of her classes and I am thinking of doing the same for Children's Lit. Cheers! HullIntegrity (talk) 15:08, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
I generally just try to keep conversations in the place that they start, so that they are easier to follow. You can always use {{Talkback}} or {{Ping}} to gesture to the other Wikipedian where the conversation is happening at.
Thats great to hear that you two are working on those under-covered areas of both scholarship and Wikipedia. I am in the process of creating a working group to facilitate more scholarly collaboration on humanities research and Wikipedia. Will you be coming to WikiConference USA? Its in your neck of the woods, and it would be great to meet with you in person and talk about increasing the impact of humanities and literary research on Wikipedia. Looking forward to hearing more, Sadads (talk) 20:25, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
I WILL be going to the conference--at least on Friday and Saturday. I have not checked the schedule yet. HullIntegrity (talk) 20:57, 15 May 2014 (UTC) @Sadads:
Saturday, I will be presenting for most of a section on the Bridging conversations with the humanities. I will likely solicit people to participate in a working group to create guidelines on humanities research about and using Wikipedia; hopefully you can make it! Looking forward to meeting you, Sadads (talk) 20:07, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
@Sadads: I will certainly look for the bridging conversations with the humanities on Saturday and hope to meet you there.:) HullIntegrity (talk) 20:21, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
@Sadads:OK, I am pretty sure I will be running a research class in Spring 2015 focusing on generating full articles for the picture books on the Caldecott Medal list that do not have entries. Does that sound like a good idea? 28 students = 28 new articles. :)

Great phrasing[edit]

@HullIntegrity: Great phrasing on your Divergent edit I was hesitant to remove the reference, but had felt that, as is, it sounded like they raped her. Your phrasing is perfect. --Bertrc (talk) 14:40, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

 :@Bertrc: Why thank you! I like solving problems like that. :)
@HullIntegrity: btw, I noticed that you worked some on the Kindred article. Are you a Butler fan? I only read two of her series (Pattern Master and Xenogenesis) but based on them and synopses I've seen of her other work, I get the impression that almost everything she wrote was a veiled metaphor (parallel? simile? analogy? reference?) for sexual assault. --Bertrc (talk) 02:08, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
@Bertrc: I am a Butler fan. I think it is safe to say that her fiction is concerned first with humanity's issues (war, slavery, and so on), second with women's issues (rape, sexual assault, oppression) and third with racial issues. But that is just an opinion. :)
@HullIntegrity: She was a phenomenal writer. I could barely finish Pattern Master and Xenogenesis; not because they were done poorly, but because, given the analogies I mentioned before, they were done so well. Those series had such an abiding, if subtle, undercurrent of invasive horror/atrocity for me. Stephen R. Donaldson once wrote a SciFi series called the "Gap Cycle" and even he did not successfully convey the feelings she was able to. (If you ever do read the "Gap Cycle" try to get past the first book. In spite of its extreme and initially gratuitous abuse and violence, I feel Donaldson successfully gives that violence weight and meaning; he uses it to impact the entire story in the rest of the series) --Bertrc (talk) 15:33, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your attention. HasteurBot (talk) 01:31, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Education Program access[edit]

Your permissions request at WP:ENB has been granted. Good luck with your courses. — xaosflux Talk 18:45, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to the world of children's literature![edit]

Hi, I noticed your request for course userrights and thought I'd stop by. I teach essentially the same courses as you, and have done some work here on children's literature and illustrations. Edmund Evans is an article that began as a class project and I have a few others littered around. Please don't hesitate to ask questions, if you have any. My experience has been that it's difficult sometimes to get the students to work here (for various reasons), but I think it's great that you've been editing. Being an experienced editor makes an enormous difference. Anyway, please feel free to drop by anytime if you have questions about anything - page formatting (since you'll be working with images), mark-up, wiki policy, checking for copy-vio (our term for plagiarism), how to get the assignments in one time, etc., etc. Good luck and welcome to this place. Victoria (tk) 23:25, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

@Victoriaearle: Hello and thank you! I have been planning this project for a couple of years and am teaching in a computer classroom (which I have done for years and years) and I thankfully have an experienced Wikipedia Liaison on-site to support with almost every class meeting. But I am sure I will have lots of questions for you as we get closer to Fall and the panic sets in. There are no doubt a thousand little things I will not be able to think of on my own before. -Jason HullIntegrity (talk) 13:16, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Art+Feminism | Train the Trainers[edit]

Art+Feminism | Train the Trainers

Art+Feminism is pleased to announce Train the Trainers, a series of workshops in advance of the second annual international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. We will provide tutorials for both the beginner Wikipedian and the more experienced editor. Learn the best practices on writing entries that stick and how to facilitate the empowerment of your community. The first workshop will take place on October 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Women, women-identified and male allies welcomed. Experienced editors please talk on the meet up page to help co-facilitate. Light refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there! --Failedprojects (talk) 18:32, 12 October 2014 (UTC)