Graduate Fellows Forum: Lydia Rodríguez The Time Has Come: Ethnography, Gesture Research, and Digital Technology Lydia Rodríguez PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology Scholars’ Lab Fellow Respondent Dr. Eve Danziger Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology University of Virginia Summary: In Western societies, time is usually perceived as a linear progression of events, but not all cultures…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] I ran into an interesting testing challenge yesterday. In Neatline, there are a couple of controller actions that need to spawn off asynchronous background processes to handle operations that are too long-running to cram inside of a regular request. For example, when the user imports Omeka items into an exhibit, Neatline needs…. More.
This morning, Kiyonori Nagasaki noticed that one of the remote API’s used by the Neatline 1.x releases went offline, which had the effect of breaking exhibits that included the SIMILE Timeline widget. To fix this, we just posted a 1.1.3 maintenance release that patches up the timeline problem and also includes a couple of other…. More.
[Cross-posted with dclure.org] Neatline 2.0 makes it possible to work with really large collections of records – as many as about 1,000,000 in a single exhibit. This level of scalability opens up the door to a whole range of projects that would have been impossible with the first version of Neatline, but it also introduces…. More.
The following was co-authored and co-hacked with Claire. Claire and I went to the Arduino Hackday hosted by the Scholars’ Lab on Friday. We had no idea what we were getting into, which made it all the more fun. Jeremy brought in a bunch of Arduino kits of all shapes and sizes, and various people…. More.
[Cross-posted with dclure.org] It’s here! After much hard work, we’re delighted to announce the first alpha release of Neatline 2.0, which migrates the codebase to Omeka 2.0 and adds lots of exciting new things. For now, this is just an initial testing release aimed at developers and other brave folks who want to tinker around…. More.
[cross-posted from nowviskie.org] This week marks the release of a new version of Prism, a web-based tool for “crowdsourcing interpretation,” constructed over the course of two academic years by two separate cohorts of graduate fellows in our Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab. Praxis fellows are humanities and social science grad students across a variety…. More.
After many months of brainstorming, debating, dreaming big, getting down to business, panicking, refocusing, programming, and fine tuning, Prism is here! It has been a great journey, and I think my fellow Praxers would agree when I say that we have learned a lot. Not only have we been introduced to the world of DH…. More.
Graduate Fellows Forum: David Flaherty Mapping the British Vision of Empire in 1731 David Flaherty PhD Candidate, Corcoran Department of History Scholars’ Lab Fellow 2012-2013 Respondent: Dr. S. Max Edelson Associate Professor, Corcoran Department of History University of Virginia Summary: The British Board of Trade, a bureaucratic body responsible for overseeing the 18th-century Atlantic colonies,…. More.
The biggest issue that I have faced with my work with the Praxis Program has to do with how I judge the difficulty of the tasks before me. I have proven to be singularly inadequate at distinguishing quick fixes with a large payoff from larger problems that would yield only small utility. This issue surfaced…. More.
- Digital Humanities
- Experimental Humanities
- Geospatial and Temporal
- Grad Student Research
- Research and Development
- Visualization and Data Mining
- Graduate Fellows Forum: Lydia Rodríguez
- Testing asynchronous background processes in Omeka
- Neatline 1.1.3 Maintenance Release
- Interactive CSS in Neatline 2.0
- Arduino Rainbow Hack
- Announcing Neatline 2.0-alpha1!
- Prism, for Play
- Drum Roll Please…..
- Graduate Fellows Forum: David Flaherty
- On Tasks Large and Small