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I have spent the last few days looking over my notes and posts for the formal coursework that was this Digital Humanities course. I have also spent that time reading over some of my colleagues reflections which has led to a sort of reflection envy. I am not sure if... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at digital humanities
Digital Humanities is a best a contested discipline and at worst a toolkit without a discipline. Arguments about what it is good for, where it should be departmentally housed, and who should fund it (and how) continue well into 2016. Some of that edge could be removed if those unfamiliar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at digital humanities
We have talk at length about crowdsourcing and citizen science as aspects of getting the public at large involved in science or even humanities projects. Such projects include the Backyard Birdwatch, or the numerous letter transcription projects that fill the internet. I almost always end up thinking about crowdsourcing as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at digital humanities
--With apologies to Jules Verne. One of the things I love about Digital Humanities as an entity is the stock antipathy that non (admitting) practitioners carry with them in the form of dismissing it as a "fad." You know, like the internet and email. To pair that with the sheer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at digital humanities
Most of my childhood memories contain at least one recurring character in the form of my aunt with an enormous VHS camera on her shoulder asking everyone she was filming if the little red light was blinking. Most of the 1980s and at least a good half of the 1990s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at digital humanities
The University of Oklahoma is currently eclipsed under a Galileo moon shadow. The Galileo's World exhibit spreads across all venues OU related, as far out as Tulsa, and as broad on the spectrum of Arts AND Sciences. As part of the festivities February 25th was scheduled for a full day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at digital humanities
Data, it seems, is what is at the heart of Digital Humanities. Once you've decided what you want to do with a million books, you need to figure out what to do with all that you have gleaned from the field. Such a harvest may consist of word use, frequency,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at digital humanities
The things that stand out to me in my maiden voyage into digital humanities are the uncertainties surrounding what it is, what it is good for, and who can take advantage of it. These are questions that do not, as of yet, have ironclad answers. There are no lone scholars... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at digital humanities
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