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  1. Jul 2021
    1. This post is an incredible resource in and of itself for folks who are just taking their first cautious steps into creating DH projects. I have it bookmarked now and fully intend to spend a lot of time following all of these links, not to mention checking out the specific projects used as examples. It really does seem great for an accessible, easy "how to" and "what you need" type of thing. I think after reading this one myself and many of my classmates will feel as though a veil has been lifted in terms of understanding the goals of the course.

    2. A painstakingly researched re-creation of the Hellenistic city of Magnesia.

      I got really excited about a project idea that ties in historical sites, people, and events with a mapping system and a time-lapse so that you could see how a given city/country etc changes through history but if 3D modelling is as painful as it sounds I am going to have to set my sites a heck of a lot lower, as there is no way I could learn enough to pull that all together in under 2 weeks. But maybe one day I will do it anyhow.

    3. visualization of the authors referenced together

      Not usually one for this type of visual web, but I love this one for how it can be used, in addition to simply being interesting to see. Could be a great way to discover confirmation bias at play, if for instance people with opposing views are never referenced together. It could also simply serve as a way to find "other authors you might like," who write on similar topics to those you already have a founded interest in.

    1. Or has it become an environment, its screen no longer a blank sheet on which to write but a window or portal into the entire digital realm,

      I would argue that the computer itself is a tool rather than an environment, while the internet is the environment of the digital age. If I have a computer but no internet, sure I can type out my thoughts or read something I have downloaded, but I cannot contribute to or connect with community or peers. To my mind, an environment facilitates real-time exchange of ideas, while tools simply allow us to better access information and/or environments.

    2. These tools can process a printed score and create editable music files. See

      It makes sense that this is possible, but I had truly never considered it and I wish they said more about it. I am definitely going to do a deep-dive on this, as I find it intriguing. I am imagining whether it is note-matching only, or if these programs source instrumental sound bytes? Also, the fact that it doesn't just convert it for listening, but makes it editable too!

    3. Every text in computer format is encoded with tags, whether this is apparent to the user or not

      I had never really wondered about the origins of tags and hashtags, even though I knew they were a somewhat recent phenomenon in terms of use by the general population. But this made me wonder if it happened as a result of the already common practice of tagging in code, or if it developed on its own. Turns out, we owe it all to programmers and wildfires!