For my final assignment for Digital Humanities this year I have been asked to use text visualisation tools to see what I can find from a text of my choosing. For this assignment I have chosen to compare Donald Trumps presidential candidacy speech (2015) with President Obamas (2007), with focus on Trump. The questions which … More Text Visualisation: Getting Intimate with Trump
This assignment focuses on spatial humanities, primarily the open street map tool. Open Street map (OSM) is a tool that can be used in lieu of other more popular online map choices. The main unique selling point of OSM is that it is user generated. This means all the maps on OSM are generated … More Open Street Map
The tool I will be reviewing is the ‘All Our Ideas‘ ( http://www.allourideas.org ) wiki based survey tool. The tool bills itself and the concept of wiki surveys as a new approach to the field Of information collection, it bypasses certain limitations of the classic survey format and introduces interactivity by collecting user … More All Our Ideas Review
Last week Rachael, Joseph and I made a presentation for one of our Digital Humanities modules. The presentation had to be on an open access resources so we chose to focus on hashtags. In this blog post I want to go over what exactly we focused on and expand on some of the points that … More #Hashtags
In our Digital Humanities class with Mike we were instructed to do collaborative writing on Google Docs. The topics were varied but our group decided to focus on the negative effects of Social Media. One of the points that came up from Rachael’s writing came from a Telegraph piece she had read entitled ‘Is the Digital … More ‘Filter Bubbles’- A regression in the Information Age?
Storytelling is evolving. Write an essay about this issue in 140 characters using #DHUCCtwessay. Innovate, narrate. Don't waste a character. — Donna M. Alexander (@americasstudies) November 13, 2015 This was the tweet that Donna gave us to kick off our latest Twessay assignment- a rather complex idea at first glance. ‘Storytelling is evolving…’ could encompass … More Twessay #2 ‘Storytelling’.
‘The power that games afford is in the ability not only to stimulate the imagination but to do so in an amazingly complex, profound and vivid way.’- Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, ”The Play of Imagination, Extending the Literary Mind.” Gaming is my favourite medium of entertainment. When done right, I believe it’s the … More Gaming as a Storytelling Medium.
#openness= the human way. To not be open is to be driven by artificial constructs (💹💲💊),be this in academia or everyday life 👥#DHUCCTwessay — ☀Katie Buckley (@KatiieTokiio) October 15, 2015 The above tweet is the message that I decided to put across regarding the concept of ‘openness’. My tweet focused on the human side of … More Twessay #1 ‘Openness’ Response
We have recently been having discussions on language and reading. One thing in particular that came up was the case of Emojis. This article from Donna is very engaging,  and really me contemplate the idea of emojis being more than superfluous additions to texting. The issue seems to divide people and debates can get … More Emojis – a critical view of the little yellow fellas!