Emily Crockett

Networking

This week about Networks was interesting in light of one of the presentations at CenteringDH, Not One of Us Is Them: Diverse Proxy Phenomenology in Pompeii by David Frederick at the University of Arkansas. Specifically he worked with a method called “Network Topology.” When applying this method of networks to...

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Lifelines

At the scale of years or an entire lifetime, such tracks or lifelines can be valuable contributions to the historical record, showing as they do the meetings that occur between individuals, the routes followed by explorers, and patterns of travel and migration from one place of residence to another. Michael...

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Data Visualization

This week’s class on data visualization was very exciting for me, as I think data is the bee’s knees. That being said, I understand many of classmate’s hesitation towards it, particularly with a title like “When A Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had...

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Tidy Data

Of course we have technology in our galleries and classrooms and information on the Web; of course we are exploiting social media to reach and grow our audiences. . . . But we aren’t conducting art historical research differently. We aren’t working collaboratively and experimentally. James Cuno, Daily Dot Article...

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Mapping the Future

When I was at the Duke Wired! Lab this summer working on the Dictionary of Art Historians, I was able to learn a lot about the Visualizing Venice project that launched several years ago and has had multiple iterations of what they have looked at in terms of spatial Art...

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The Beauty of Annotations

In my mind, interactivity and annotations are at the core of using digital humanities to change the way one does scholarship. As someone who suffers from ADHD, interactivity, annotations, and frankly media outside just purely print is a Godsend. While I enjoy reading, and I can get very into some...

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The Iterative Process

In standard computer programming, iteration is one of the first things you learn and is essential for building a successful program. While Digital Humanities projects (including Digital Collections) may not be your standard program, it is still incredibly important to implement the iterative process. This is clear from Paige Morgan’s...

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The Importance of Interface

In Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Collections, Mitchell Whitelaw writes the following about the increase in digital collections in recent years: This is a truly generous mass: large, abundant, ample. Yet in response to this abundance, collection interfaces wheel out miserly lists, one page at a time. Generosity entails more...

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The Step Beyond Digitization

Rather, we believe that we need to critically and soberly assess where computers, networks, and digital media are and aren’t useful for historians—a category that we define broadly to include amateur enthusiasts, research scholars, museum curators, documentary filmmakers, historical society administrators, classroom teachers, and history students at all levels. In...

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