“Go, litel boke, go, litel myn tragedye,” cries Chaucer at the close of his Troilus and Criseyde. As he hands his book off to the vicissitudes of manuscript production—memorably evoked in his poem to Adam Scriveyn—the persistent fear that scribes may “miswrite the” or “mysmetre” the work troubles the poet’s mind. Iteration is a problem.…. More.
On Tuesday, we launched Ivanhoe 1.0. As Scott noted yesterday, much of the PHP which drives our Ivanhoe WordPress theme is the product of our many hours spent in the Scholars’ Lab pair-programming. Now that Ivanhoe 1.0 is out in the world, Scott and I have settled down to tackle the next feature: fluffy tree.…. More.
Near the end of last semester, as the developers of SLAB taught us Praxers to write code (PHP in this case), pushing us to learn different conditional loops and such through repeated problem solving exercises, they also encouraged us to work in pairs or in even larger groups. Coding is not something you do alone, they…. More.
Over the course of the last few months, those of us in the development team have been hard at work writing the code to make the Ivanhoe game function. I thought I’d give a (very) brief look into our development workflow. 1.) Each week, sometimes several times a week, check Github for issues assigned to…. More.
Recently, Bethany shared a twitter conversation about why “Praxis Program Team” has been listed among the authors of publications and presentations on Prism. As a member of the 2013-14 Praxis cohort, I can attest to the fact that we haven’t yet given as much thought to the question of publication and presentation as previous years…. More.
In the past week, Scott and I have been chipping away at the various issues Stephanie has uncovered in her testing of proto-Ivanhoe. There are a LOT of issues, and there are still a handful of core features we have left to build by our April 1 deadline. Specifically, we need to work through some…. More.
So last week Francesca and I each pitched design for our informational website. While the bulk of our pitches focused on the look of the website, I formulated my website design (ps, as this was just a mock up it isn’t cross browser tested, sorry) to be as transferable as possible (or desired). Had we gone…. More.
So this is a git network graph. Specifically, it is the network graph for Ivanhoe from c. 20 February to 1 March. The blue line is our Develop branch and the various branches are features, projects, etc. The first little pink dot is my first branch. While programming development is far from complete, I forked…. More.
Eight years ago, I sat staring at my Latin prose composition homework. The assignment was to translate a few sentences and a couple of short, not-particularly-complex paragraphs from English into Latin. In that precise moment, however, it would have been equally effective to ask me to go find and slay a fire-breathing dragon, since the…. More.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working hard on building my own website. I actually began this work last summer, in the midst of a code camp for humanities graduate students being run at U.Va. with the great help of Scholars’ Lab staff. There, I had gotten an intro to git, found out…. More.
- Digital Humanities
- Experimental Humanities
- Geospatial and Temporal
- Grad Student Research
- Research and Development
- Visualization and Data Mining
- A (Digital) Declaration of Independence
- Learning Ruby: Opening Moves
- Check Out Copyipsum
- Come Work With Us in Our New Makerspace
- Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!
- One Teach, One Drift
- On co-teaching and gratitude
- Washington and Lee Trip
- Welcoming Ammon Shepherd and Scott Bailey
- Praxis is about people: reflections after the launch