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  1. Jan 2019
  2. Mar 2018
    1. digital humanities in the curriculum

      This makes me so excited to see this! Especially since at my university, the University of Oregon, we just got the news that we are going to have a Digital Humanities (DH) major and minor offered- which is so awesome!

    2. “digital humanities”—had just been declared “the first ‘next big thing’ in a long time”

      It's so interesting looking back and seeing that "digital humanities" was the next "big thing" back then... It makes me think what is going to be declared the next "big thing" for us in our generation? Especially with how much the social and digital scene has evolved so much just over the past 5 years, it's hard to thing that anything could go above and beyond what our technology is now... what is next?

  3. May 2017
    1. ut, however small the units decided upon, always abruptly from one unit to the next. If the units are made small enough-say billionths of a degree centigrade-the effect is equiva- lently 'smooth' or totalizing, approximating more and more that of an analogue computer

      Hmm, not something I usually think of in terms of computers, but it actually makes sense--binary language really does mean binary, even if we compound it out enough to conceal that.

  4. Feb 2017
    1. Another exercise is the conversion of Poetry into Prose.

      I have never heard of this before. Not entirely sure why'd you do it? Googling isn't turning up all that much except other people talking about how to do it. Did turn up a program for automatically converting the other direction, which is pretty interesting.

    1. With 11 rervcnt pen

      I'm in a Digital Humanities course, but we've spent a lot of time discussing the ways DH emphasizes overlooked issues of Analog Humanities, where photo scanners let us pick up the details that publishers lose in the transcription from manuscript to print. Fervente calamo certainly comes across through vibrant rhetorical trickery and flimflam, but there's nothing like the physical marks a furious pen stamps on a document.

  5. Dec 2016
    1. That is, what if we asked our students to recreate the type of abstracting experiments performed by the likes of Galton and Bertillon, but to use today’s technology? Better yet, what if we asked them to recreate today’s machine-reading systems using 19th century tools? This sort of historical-fictive practice doesn’t require students’ experiments to “work”, per se. Rather, it asks them to consider the steps taken and decisions made along the way. The whys and hows and wheres.

      This would be a fantastic thing to do in HIST3812. Also, the sort of thing Jentery Sayers might be up to.