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This site contains student blog posts and teaching materials related to MALS 78100: The Digital Humanities in Research and Teaching, which was co-taught at the CUNY Graduate Center in Spring 2012 by Profs. Stephen Brier and Matthew K. Gold. We … Continue reading

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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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DH Project at Brooklyn Museum

Just wanted to share a DH project I ran across, and some thoughts on the actual implementation. At the Brooklyn Museum they have a smart phone game. You are given a list of words to pick from (flower, horse, blue, … Continue reading

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mapping visually

Lima’s book is an absolutely new experience for me; even though I took a class in critical mapping last semester and we did cover unique, weird, and radical maps, somehow the scope was a lot more restricted than in Lima’s … Continue reading

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GeoCommons

One of the geospatial tools I tried was GeoCommons. I really like the maps featured on GeoCommons because visualizing data can really add to your overall understanding of the information. For example everyone knows what a retail behemoth Wal-Mart is … Continue reading

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As we are discussing visualizing information and tools, I didn’t want to write a long blog post with words. So I decided to share some interesting maps I found and a couple of good project that are going on right … Continue reading

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Today I discovered that Thesaurus is using 4 different visual representations tools when you look for a word. I tried Visual Thesaurus and it created and image that combines the classification of the word, its meanings and other words that relate to … Continue reading

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Steve Romalewski Visits Class Tomorrow

We will be visited tomorrow by Steve Romalewski, director of the CUNY Mapping Service, who is in charge of all mapping projects for the Center for Urban Research at GC (see the following link to get an overview of his … Continue reading

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Playing with Tools: Timelines

I’m someone who can never keep dates straight. I have to contextualize events in order to remember when they happened. As we’ve been talking about the history of mapping, visualizations and trees, I’ve also been thinking about timelines and how … Continue reading

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