Category: Uncategorized

  • Some Reflections on HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

    Some Reflections on HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

    This is a long long overdue post… Having the HASTAC and ASA conferences back-to-back weekends this year was more than a little chaotic, but it also meant that I had a chance to be part of a series of thoughtful, engaged conversations with people working on amazing and varied projects- on technology, critical university studies, […]

  • When is Quantum not Quantum?

    Lots of news recently about “Quantum Computing.” Here’s a good explanation of what it really means in current parlance from a slashdot commenter: “Quantum Computers are not super-computers. On a bit-for-bit (or qubit-for-qubit) scale, they’re not necessarily faster than regular computers, they just process info differently.”

  • Great News from Orlando: HASTAC 2017 Is On. Register Now!

    Great News from Orlando: HASTAC 2017 Is On. Register Now!

    Dear HASTAC Friends, We have excellent news to communicate regarding the HASTAC 2017 Conference: “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities” in Orlando, FL. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the local organizing committee at the University of Central Florida and the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, we have found an alternative venue and alternative accommodations for […]

  • HASTAC 2017 – Post Hurricane Update: Orlando Conference Venue

    HASTAC 2017 – Post Hurricane Update: Orlando Conference Venue

    Dear Friends, The HASTAC Conference team in Orlando has asked us to alert you that the Marriott was badly damaged in Hurricane Irma. Thank you for your patience while they work to find alternative venues and hotels for the HASTAC Conference (Nov 3-4, with Scholars UnConference and Steering Committee Nov 2).  They are also working on […]

  • Plant Bot for Project BudBurst

    Plant Bot Here is the link to the existing project: The citizen science project that we chose to adapt was the Project Budburst. The goal of this project is for citizens to observe plants and submit their data in order to help scientists with their goal of understanding how plants respond to climate […]

  • 7 Billion Ideas

    7 Billion Ideas

    For my crowdsourcing project I chose the project 7 Billion Ideas, found here. A little about this project, “7billionideas exists to connect the 7 billion people on this planet with their own ideas, whether they are students, employees or entrepreneurs.”. I figured, I have had an idea sometime in my lifetime, I can contribute! Of […]

  • Database & Digital Archive

    Database & Digital Archive

    The digital humanities bring up many questions that we seek answers to. In her article “Archives in Context and as Context”, Kate Theimer says that exploring digital humanities “is best compared, I think, to being a tourist in a foreign country for which there are no reliable guidebooks.” Because digital humanities is a new field, it […]

  • Text without an identity

    Text without an identity

    There are five main parts of the TEI header which themselves have smaller parts. According to the TEI Guidelines: <fileDesc> contains a full bibliographic description of an electronic file.  <encodingDesc> documents the relationship between an electronic text and the source or sources from which it was derived.  <profileDesc> provides a detailed description of non-bibliographic aspects […]

  • TEI as a LEGO

    TEI as a LEGO

    All of us played with Legos in our childhood. How much is exciting? Think about a very big Lego with hundreds of pieces there. We always enjoy challenging ourselves. So, you might join your brothers and sisters and even parents to help you how to assemble it correctly. Most of the time there are pictures […]