Saluting sisters: celebrating the impact of Black British women This Black History Month, we are focusing on the history, legacies and lasting impact of Black women. With so much online content focused on Afro-Americans, I have tried to centre Black …
Category: Thing of the Day
A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.
Whatever befalls you in life, you may rely on The Onion for biting, on-point satire. Even with the grim spectre of right-wing extremism on the rise in America, we may rely on The Onion to bring us happy parody and lighten the mood.
I have been weeding our oldest blog posts and came across this oddity from back in the late 2000s about text generation in Microsoft Word that reveals what we did in the days before ChatGPT generated random text for us. Behold a wondrous technological workaround of the past.
Enjoy “BIRD”, the MA Photography showcase free this week at Jack House Gallery. The work on show is selected from larger photographic projects, each the result of extensive and ongoing research and may be viewed as a showcase for photography itself, as a medium uniquely suited to practice-based enquiry.
Clearing starts tomorrow! It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time of year for all those involved. Anyone who missed the grades required for their original conditional offers will join everyone deciding to change course or who decided to apply late in …
We are continually told that to make sense of the world being pulled over our eyes, we need media literacy to understand how and when we are being lied to by generative AI that is amplifying the biases in existing media reporting, entrenching inequalities and teaching people from early childhood. What is terrifying is that unless we are very careful, we will never notice because it is not given to humankind to question things that meet our expectations. A brief sojourn through the ways we are manipulated shows us how we are being led deeper into the mire of our existing societal prejudices and also how we can choose to begin the slow process of wading back out again.
You might remember the University news reporting a time capsule being discovered recently during building work near Nuffield Building. While the University Archivist is still exploring the full significance of the contents, she has put together a display comprising a selection of the finds in the Library display space
Depriving a little onion of its skin and chopping it up for dinner always brings a tear to my eye. I’m not sentimental about root vegetables, just sensitive to the sulphur-containing tear gas released from damaged onion cells. Curiously enough, …