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3 Nov 2009

The Great Ebook Throwdown

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Ebooks are suddenly everywhere again. Kindle, Nook, iPhone . . . after 2000 years, the codex is getting an upgrade. But what kind of electronic books and electronic reading devices do we really want? Are we trying to improve on the book, or create something new? Something different? Are there some universal design principles we

30 Sep 2008

Omeka: Easy Web Publishing for Scholarship and Cultural Heritage

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:16+00:00 Tue, Sep 30, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Well into the second decade of the web, many aspiring digital humanists still find it difficult to mount online exhibitions and publish collections-based research because they lack either technical skills or sufficient funding to pay high priced web design vendors. The digital libraries and archives fields have produced high quality repository and collections management software,

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