One thing we have thought about in recent weeks is the role of Prism in our goals for the semester. As part of this brainstorming I wanted to share some of my thoughts about a potential future for Prism. What I was most interested in is how we can use images with Prism. Images call…. More.
Prism could be a tool that we use for scholarly entertainment (like Old Weather). It could also be an extremely powerful tool for research–provided that we make the controls fluid enough. Earlier this week, Claire and I dreamed up a rather elaborate interface that would showcase Prism’s playful qualities, in order to generate “subjects” interested in participating in…. More.
My first experience with Prism last spring brought something of an existential crisis along with it, when I was asked to mark my beloved A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in terms of realism/modernism: He was baby tuckoo. The moocow came down the road where Betty Byrne lived: she sold lemon platt.…. More.
For the month of December, I’m going to be heads-down on NeatlineFeatures (project page; Github). This is an Omeka plugin that lets people associate geo-spatial metadata with Omeka items by drawing on a map. Before I started coding, I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing, so I wrote a few user…. More.
Despite the title, this won’t be about objects and coding. It’s about the subject behind the requirements we gather, the people we gather those objectives from. For the past couple weeks, we’ve been bogged down in some of the practical instruction we’re getting as part of the Praxis program, so I had forgotten about some…. More.
“Computers are inherently dumb.” I hear this all the time, even from folks in computer science. I like to think of them as marionettes. After Wagner called for a Gesamtkunstwerk, many European artists and thinkers reacted strongly to it (Nietzsche being the most famous case). This reaction eventually led to a modernist distrust of theater…. More.
It seems the text mining issue has struck a chord with our group, so I will jump in as well. Specifically, I want to refer to Sarah’s thought that the potential danger lies with the scholar interpreting the data prism could potentially collect, not with “the machine.” This allows us to do what comes natural…. More.
When I signed up for David Hoover’s “Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis” course at last summer’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into. Text analysis… with computers? Data mining? What? The first of our meetings felt akin to culture shock, I think, or to having a bucket of ice water thrown…. More.
Coincidentally (or maybe not-so-coincidentally), part of Lindsay’s post directly echoes the opening concerns of an article I’m reading for the EELS (Electronic Enabled Literary Studies) group led by Profs. Stauffer and Pasanek here at UVa. In “Learning to Read Data: Bringing out the Humanistic in the Digital Humanities,” Ryan Heuser and Long Le-Khac discuss the…. More.
I started to write this as a comment on Lindsay’s latest post, but then thought I should boost it a bit, so that it becomes a part of the overall conversation about next steps for Prism. I’ve been out of the mix of the discussions you guys have been having, so it may be that…. More.
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