- In order to give some context to how I intend to use Twitter and Storify to curate the lecture and cultivate a community of collaborative readers, I wrote a post about the rationale and logistics of live tweeting my own lecture.
- Ron Sundstrom, the main catalyst behind bringing me to the University of San Francisco, quickly retweeted the post. Thanks, Ron!
- I created both a Facebook and a Google Plus event to try to make people aware of the lecture.
- I have been grateful for the kindness of some friends for retweeting and mentioning the event to spread the word about how I am using twitter:
- The lecture has a number of resources associated with it. Including blog posts about how I intend to live tweet while I am lecturing and about the content of the lecture on Plato and the Politics of reading itself. I have also used Mendeley to gather the scholarly references to secondary sources into one public group: Plato and the Politics of Reading.
Arrival in San Francisco
- It was great to receive such a warm welcome to the Bay Area by the University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library.
- And some support from friends back home at Penn State.
- Got a nice retweet from @usfca to its over 3K tweeps.
- Marjolein Oele, Ron Sundstrom and I had a nice lunch at Velo Rouge Café the day before the talk. Here are some pictures.