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9 Sep 2008

The MITHological AXE: Multimedia Metadata Encoding with the Ajax XML Encoder

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:17+00:00 Tue, Sep 9, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Research|

For our first Digital Dialogue of the new academic year, come learn about recently completed work at MITH funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Start Up grant. The Ajax XML Encoder (AXE) allows users with limited technical knowledge to add metadata to text, image, video, and audio files. Users can collaboratively tag a text in

11 Sep 2007

Using Digital Tools to Not-Read Gertrude Stein’s “The Making of Americans”

By | 2016-08-29T12:37:09+00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The difficulties engendered by the complicated patterns of repetition in Gertrude Stein's 900-page novel _The Making of Americans_ make it almost impossible to read this modernist tome in a traditional, linear manner as any page (most are startlingly similar) will show. However, by visualizing certain of its patterns--by looking at the text "from a distance"--through

13 Mar 2007

Zotero and the Promise of Social Computing in Academia

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:21+00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Library of Congress contains over a million dissertations. Each of these works represents an average of four years of work by a specialist who has diligently and intelligently scanned, sorted, read, categorized, assessed, and annotated hundreds or thousands of primary and secondary sources. The staggering scale of this work--literally billions of person-hours in dissertation

7 Nov 2006

The Virtual Humanities Lab and the Evolution of Remote Collaboration

By | 2016-09-02T16:47:51+00:00 Tue, Nov 7, 2006|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Virtual Humanities Lab was a two-year project, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2004-06. VHL was housed in Italian Studies at Brown University; we have collaborated with scholars at Brown, and throughout North America and Europe. First, we employed humanities scholars previously unfamiliar with semantic text encoding. The scholars were