3/ Ragana seems to be one of the primordial goddesses- Bird Goddess aspect ( I think I need to do a deep dive and a blog post, maybe)- associated with maintaining balance: between life /death and natural forces, even balancing Sun / Saule's power- her strongest time is from summer to winter solstice as Sun wanes.
She is also connected at times with healing, so I guess that's why I was led in this direction today--and I've continued to feel better today. #metaphors #pagan #animist #Latvian
Would you like to create breakthrough meeting designs? Here's how Elementary Meetings suggest environments for participation at events.
Spot-on metaphor for Long Covid research so far!
"a huge jigsaw puzzle with some of the easy bits in place around the edge, and everyone trying to guess if the picture in the middle is of a horse or a steam engine. ... the edge of the jigsaw is going well, but we’ve come to realise that ... we may actually have mixed up several jigsaws of horses, steam engines and sunsets, yet are trying to solve a single one from the jumbled pieces."
For weekend readers, a post on ChatGPT, its magical metaphors and inflated sense of self #AI #ChatGPT #metaphors https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2023/10/27/chatgpt-and-its-magical-metaphors/
Today's post is about ChatGPT's magical metaphors and its inflated sense of self #AI #ChatGPT #metaphors https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2023/10/27/chatgpt-and-its-magical-metaphors/
Crystalline" is a poem I submitted for a recent W. S. Merwin poetry challenge.
The lack of punctuation honors Merwin's eventual abandonment of punctuation marks.
The poem alludes to an educational rock set my late mother gave me one birthday long ago. It was a very special gift that increased my appreciation of geology and my love of nature.
Thank you for reading this.
I invite you to read my poem "Away" and encourage you to share it with others.
I also invite you read some of my other poems at my profile. New followers are always welcome, appreciated, and respected.
Poem text link:
Organization: cryptologer | sybershock.com
The Queen Bee has her swarm.
The King Bee has his horde.
Flee the swarm. Join the horde.
That which is not good for the swarm,
neither is it good for the bee. ~ Marcus Aurelius
#cryptologer #cryptography #ciphers #puzzles #mystery #symbols #metaphors
For weekend readers, some thoughts on the nature and function of #metaphors https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2023/10/13/what-are-metaphors-for/
These #RhetoricalDevices add color and vividness to written or spoken words, making them more engaging and memorable.
#Similes #Metaphors #Personification #Hyperbole #Onomatopoeia #Alliteration #Symbolism #Irony #Oxymoron #Allegory
Hendrokumoro, I Dewa Putu Wijana & Nadia Khumairo Ma’shumah: Revisiting the binding designation between source and target domains in the creation of #Javanese #food names #metaphors | Cogent Arts & Humanities #OpenAccess
Like British #VoiceActor competing with a #VoiceSynthesizer trained to copy his volume,rhythm,pronunciation,enunciation and tone, we will soon compete with #ChatBots that exploit our arguments,copy our #Metonyms and fascinate with our #Metaphors
They will even tell our #Jokes but yes,better told.We may stop #Writing, #Speaking,#Singing,#Dancing,#Painting or #Sculpting coz an
#ArtificialIntelligence powered progam would have done it before thought of what we are going to create leaves our minds.
For weekend readers, some musing on crumbling #metaphors https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2023/09/08/crumbling-buildings-metaphors-we-live-in/
Full-Disk Encryption (#FDE) is a medieval city gate lock. Once the gate is unlocked, though, all homes are wide open to those with sufficient privilege.
If you want a locked house door, too, separately encrypt your home. Once you're at home, though …
The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1475 “#Metaphors of #Religion” @sfb1475 at #RuhrUniBochum offers Short-Term Fellowships for International Master's Graduates and Ph.D. Candidates available between April and December 2024. More information at https://ceres.rub.de/en/news/apply-now-short-term-fellowships-for-the-crc-1475/ @religion #religiousstudies
Get in touch if this is something you’d be interested in! Boosts welcome.
Today's post is about #metaphors in #scicomm - hits (dance metaphor and #superconductors) and misses (snowstorm metaphor and #cancerpill) https://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2023/08/11/metaphors-in-science-communication-hits-and-misses/
Burning fossil fuels is like toasting marshmallows on your own burning house.
Burning fossil fuels is like escaping the fire in your basement by going upstairs.
I don't really like it, would love to hear others' ideas. It's hard go past 'pouring petrol on a fire' because it's almost literally what we're doing.
#InteractionDesign #IxDesign #ProductDesign #UxDesign #UiDesign #DigitalDesign #WebDesign #Metaphors #Novelty #Visibility #Consistency #Implicity #Fidgetability #Frequency #Physics #Morphing #Landmarks #Gestures #Swiping #Scrolling #Pinching
California needs to burn
During my brief foray into the world of #ELA #education, I found it helpful to give my students a breakdown of some of the most common #metaphors and #similes which easily grow into #symbols and hint at #theme.
So, a few years later, I decided to write about it - because why not?
"Raining in the Dark Cave of My Winter Car (Part One)" - https://bluecerealeducation.com/blog/raining-in-the-dark-cave-of-my-winter-car-part-one/
"Raining in the Dark Cave of My Winter Car (Part Two)" - https://bluecerealeducation.com/blog/raining-in-the-dark-cave-of-my-winter-car-part-two/
My poem "Planting Marigolds"
in memory of my mom, who first taught me about plants.
Once you notice this, #metaphors are fascinating stuff. To get started, read the classic: "Metaphors we Live By" by Johnson & @georgelakoff. I map out some computing metaphors in Insolvent ch.3. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo3637992.html
I invite you to read my poem "Unbeknownst"
I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for reading this.
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🙋♀️ Re-#introduction to everyone new and old on the fediverse: I'm a professor for digital forensic linguistics at Ruhr-Uni Bochum. I work on social media data using corpus and computational methods. 👩💻 Current projects deal with #emojis, #disinformation, linguistic #variability and common ground, and #metaphors.
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My favorite thing about my Harvard shot glass is how it actually holds less than a regular one cause there’s so much empty filler #metaphors
Deleted my #mastodonsocial account as things were getting too complicated. So now I am here and it's time for an #introduction. I am a #socialscientist interested in the way #metaphors shape our thinking and acting , for example with relation to #climatechange, #infectiousdiseases, #politics, #science etc.
Information security and warfare metaphors: a toxic mix made in hell http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/I2l_VZCr4Nk/nobus-under-the-bus.html #boingboing #eternalblue #if_all_you_have_is_a_$600_hammer_everything_looks_like_an_f_35 #infosec #metaphors #military #nobus #ransomware #security #spooks #vault_7