Week 4 – Visualizations, Maps, and Time

Information visualizations are used to make quantitative data legible. They are particularly useful for large amounts of information and for making patterns in the data legible in a condensed form. All information visualizations are metrics expressed as graphics. The implications … Read More

Week 3 – Markup and Data

All content in digital formats can be characterized as structured or unstructured data. In actuality, all data is structured—even typing on a keyboard “structures” a text as an alphabetic file and links it to an ASCII keyboard and strokes. The … Read More

Week 2 Research and Communication

All digital projects have certain structural features in common. Some are built on “platforms” using software that has either been designed specifically from within the digital humanities community (eg Omeka, a possible platform you might use for your final projects), … Read More

Week 1 – Introductions and Interfaces

In the everyday practice of digital research and knowledge production, documenting your work is key. That includes documenting when things do not go as planned. But how do we document our work in digital environments, which often appear far more … Read More

Using Hypothes.is to annotate the web

Throughout the course we will be annotating readings as a class.  We will be using web annotation tool http://hypothes.is. This brief video introduces the idea of web annotation and intended goals of Hypothes.is . Traditional annotations are marginalia, errata, and … Read More

Setting Up Your Domain and Your WordPress Site

As I mentioned in the syllabus, I highly recommend the Reclaim Hosting Student/Personal Plan for ENGL201. When you select your desired domain you will proceed to a checkout screen.  Here is a screenshot of the checkout screen and your 3 … Read More