The idea for my final project came to me after learning about Tropy and Omeka and using them to capture metadata and build exhibits. We had to create an exhibition using photographs of items we found in our kitchens. And I liked those digital tools so much that I thought about using them to develop… Continue reading Final Project: My Rome Studies Exhibition
“Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that encompasses the application of digital technologies and tools to the analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and advancement of traditional humanities disciplines.” When I started this course, I vaguely knew what Digital Humanities was. After researching about this field, I managed to come up with a definition, but I have… Continue reading Last Thoughts
Virtual Reality & History
Virtual reality seems to be one of the last frontiers of digital humanities. A digital reconstruction of the past is an exciting prospect, and I see the enormous benefits VR can bring to studying history. After reading about fascinating history projects, visiting VR sites, and even playing an interactive game, I better understand why VR… Continue reading Virtual Reality & History
To Podcast or Not to Podcast?
It is hard to set time aside for old-fashioned reading in these busy times we live in today. However, after discovering audible years ago, and more recently, podcasts, I’ve been able to satisfy that old hobby of mine. Moreover, “audio reading” allows me to do other things simultaneously, such as taking walks, driving, or doing… Continue reading To Podcast or Not to Podcast?
Crowdsource Knowledge & Deepfakes
So far, I have explored popular digital tools that are facilitating and even advancing humanities scholarship. But the digital turn has also brought with it some problematic products of the digital age that, like forgery and plagiarism before them, can make the lives of historians, archivists, curators, and other scholars very difficult. Crowdsourcing and deepfakes… Continue reading Crowdsource Knowledge & Deepfakes
Voyant, Kepler.gl, or Palladio?
Voyant, Kepler.gl, and Palladio are examples of the many digital tools available to the public for data visualization. These past weeks I have been working with data from the WPA Slave Narratives using different digital tools. Which is the best of those visualizing tools? It depends on what you are hoping to find. Which is… Continue reading Voyant, Kepler.gl, or Palladio?
Network analysis software is another tool frequently used in the digital humanities. Visualization through networking is an effective way to present the connections and relations contained within big data to discover patterns and trends hidden in text files. Palladio is an example of network analysis tools. Palladio is a free browser-based tool for exploring relationships… Continue reading Networks/ Palladio
Mapping software is another popular tool used in the digital humanities to translate text files into historical, memory, cultural, community, and many other types of maps. Maps allow users to analyze information by visualizing the data, which may detect trends or patterns that are not that evident through different tools. There are many open-source… Continue reading Mapping/ Kepler.gl
I have always been fascinated by word clouds because they give you a quick snapshot of the topics of any given document they represent. Therefore, I was extremely excited when I got to use Voyant, a free visualization software that allows you to do just that, turn your documents into a word cloud. And I… Continue reading Voyant
A word cloud is a particular kind of text visualization that counts the words in a document or a collection of documents known as corpus and then takes the most common words and puts them into a graphic. The more occurrences of the word, the larger the word.