I will be speaking about extraMUROS/Zeega, metaLAB’s effort to allow anyone to easily explore, visualize and curate collections from public APIs and then use this media to collaboratively create multimedia projects that are accessible online, on mobile devices and in physical spaces. While books (in material and digital form alike) are vital to the future of
Imagine you need to get the gist of what’s going on in a large text dataset such as all tweets that mention Obama, all e-mails sent within a company, or all newspaper articles published by The New York Times in the 1990s. Topic models, which automatically discover the themes which permeate a corpus, are a popular tool
This talk will take an informal look at interactive visualization projects done at the University of Virginia’sVirginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) and the Sciences, Arts, & Humanities Network of Technology Initiatives (SHANTI) digital humanities centers. The projects were built using an NEH-funded visualization authoring tool,VisualEyes, developed at UVa. VisualEyes enables scholars to present selected primary source materials and
Digital Humanities research has found increased funding and job opportunities, and it has become a center piece of efforts to raise the rankings and profile of universities seeking the highest Carnegie Research status. It also has a blossoming industry that includes “text analytics” widely used in national security studies. That type of DH research usually means
Is there a place for virtual reality in the digital humanities toolkit? For all of the early hype surrounding the use virtual reality for teaching and learning and the ubiquity of online options for exploring three-dimensional worlds, the challenges inherent in developing and sustaining large-scale academic reconstruction projects limit their viability and likelihood for success.
We regret that the audio is not available for Lynn Cazabon's digital dialogue. However, video and slides are available for viewing.
The recently formed HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is dedicated to the provision of computational access to the HathiTrust repository.The center’s mission is to provide a persistent and sustainable structure to enable original and cutting edge research in tools to enable new discoveries on the text corpus of the HathiTrust repository. In this talk, I will
The Visual Accent Dialect Archive (VADA) was created as a central resource for performers seeking authentic dialects and accents of the English language in which they could see the speakers as well as hear them. The gestural characteristics of the speakers from different regions, while unique to the speaker, are also unique to the culture
Using the analogy of a dancer to think about the ways in which poetic and theatrical effects are produced, Michael Witmore will explore the ways in which high-level theatrical effects — what literary critics call “plot” — might be visible in low-level activity at the level of the sentence. We may know a lot about
Over the past decade, Wikipedia has drawn together a community of volunteer editors, translators, and programmers who have created the largest encyclopedia in history and one of the ten most visited websites in the world. But, while Wikipedia was born online, many of the ideas that inform its composition have long histories. Human beings have