Author Archives: Christina Ramos Palau

To all our “excitement” my American Idol twitter stats are panning out!

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I know everyone has been sitting at the edge of their chairs waiting for our new American Idol (sarcasm) so I decided to upload the twitter stats of the last three finalists.  The stats successfully predicted the person who was … Continue reading

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Wordle vs Voyant: Can they be used in teaching? Yes!

I decided to return to Voyant and add a little Wordle into the mix. At first I thought it was ambiguous whether or  not these tools were applicable to much more than entertainment, or brainstorming.  Jill mentioned using these programs … Continue reading

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Political word fun with Ngram

Capitalism, socialism, communism, libertarian, egalitarian were the first words I decided to do my search on this morning. Besides having a little fun we have agreed some conclusions could be drawn from looking at the highs and lows.  Take for … Continue reading

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Google Ngram Visuals in Two Languages

I must admit I had trouble navigating Voyant even after watching the help video. Roxanne’s post was a great way of helping me gain an understanding of how the tool could be used and what type of outcome I might receive … Continue reading

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9/11 Digital Archive

The difference between a single physical site of memory and the digital one is the quantity of stories and artifacts that can be gathered, retained and shared.  The physical museum obviously has its limitations in space and resources but in … Continue reading

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Google Maps Project for S,Q & F: How realistic is collaboration?

Map of New York City Police Stops Interactive Feature As mentioned in class, the project idea I had in mind (regarding the stop, question and frisk procedure reform) would require the use of interactive maps, something mentioned in class but … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Narrow Emphasis on Teaching and Pedagogy

Our DH readings this week finally addressed the subject of teaching and pedagogy as best as they could at this point. I say this because it seems to me that while there have been projects carried out, these projects have … Continue reading

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To DH, or not to DH: that is the question.

I do hereby accept DH into my life, for better or worse or really for the future of humanity. At this point and time I define the Digital Humanities as a field of study that includes a collaborative approach to … Continue reading

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DHNow.org Bryan Alexander: Preparing Teachers and Students to Succeed in an Open-Ended Future

Bryan Alexander: Preparing Teachers and Students to Succeed in an Open-Ended Future

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Ruining the elitist bureaucracy: Could some be threatened by the idea of collaboration and transparency?

In a system (academia) built on elitism (scholars) and hierarchy (institutions) it is not hard to see why this type of information renaissance is causing a controversy for some.  For a long time being an academic was a club where … Continue reading

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