Reminder about blogs

Discussion of Readings

  • Think about whether there is anything left for media to develop in the narrative territory?" as you read CompDH 28. Multivariant Narratives
  • CompDH 13. How the Computer Works, think about how computers reconfigure us and we reconfigure our practices through interaction with them. What aspects of the logic of the computer have become invisible / habitual for us? In what ways can writing and making digital-texts bring these issues to the surface?
  • To what extent do the aspirations of early hypertext visionaries like Ted Nelson (1974 publication Computer Lib) seem misplaced? If we have not realized them, what accounts for this?

Twine Work

Twine: Sherwood Demo | Tutorial Screencasts. Twine: Links | Format Text |Change Appearance | Add images | Adding HTML | Using CSS with TWINE (Simple example of a Twine following the CSS tutorial above)

Homework for Thursday:Read Fyfe, Paul. “Digital Humanities Unplugged,” Digital Humanities Quarterly. 5.3: 2011. and LDSAStéfan Sinclair, Stan Ruecker, and Milena Radzikowska, Information Visualization for Humanities Scholar”. Respond with comments or question on one of the two articles through your blog.


Assessment of Twine project progress. Can we finish by Tuesday?

Discussion of Fyfe and Radzikowska

Fyfe, Paul. “Digital Humanities Unplugged,” Digital Humanities Quarterly. 5.3: 2011.
What are key elements of teaching "digital" if it is not dependent on the technology?


Milena Radzikowska, Information Visualization for Humanities Scholar”

Next week we'll begin working on a visualization project. I'll teach you about the tool called Voyant, mentioned in this article. You may want to consider what texts you're interested in working with and do some searching for these. Archive.org and Project Gutenberg are sources for classic literary texts and other texts that are out of copyright. You need "plain text" or simple HTML. Texts from a book would need to be scanned and OCRed. But you can find archives of speeches or other language that might interest you. Remember a key feature of visualization is that it allows you to LOOK at quanities of text that might otherwise be hard for you to read in a timely fashion. Think big!

Read further on Visualization and begin to identify source texts of interest for your next project. 1.) LDSATanya Clement, “Text Analysis, Data Mining, and Visualizations in Literary Scholarship” | 2) DebatesVisualizing Millions of Words MILLS KELLY | 3) DHPed10. Teaching Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell