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Open Mapping Resources

Post about Streeteasy switching from Google Maps https://plus.google.com/118383351194421484817/posts/foj5A1fURGt One of the biggest tools mentioned is TileMill, put out by MapBox http://mapbox.com/tilemill/ And Open Street Maps http://www.openstreetmap.org/ It looks like Foursqaure very recently made a similar move, also using TileMill/MapBox tools … Continue reading

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Graph, Maps, and Trees/Project Idea

In the spirit of generating discussion I’d like to put an idea I had out there. I am sure it needs a lot of refinement, but I am curious whether other people see this as a feasible or informative line … Continue reading

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Lev Manovich’s “Trending: The Promises & Challenges of Big Social Data

Lev Manovich’s article in DinDH on big social data poses a challenge to DHers to consider the ways in which they (we) can begin to use huge data sets (e.g., Flickr photos or YouTube videos) to deepen and improve our … Continue reading

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Franco Moretti: Graphs Maps Trees

Moretti’s Graphs Maps Trees opens the door to endless possibilities. I really enjoyed it because it discusses the very things I have always found to be missing in literary criticism. Although the field is largely based on close reading, why … Continue reading

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Graphing and mapping literature

Moretti presents a novel idea of doing research. Even though I still believe that in some cases and in some departments, especially English, it’s hard to make academics see quantitative research as academic research, I’ve witnessed a new trend shaping … Continue reading

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Visualizing Information. Project: “Mapping the Republic of Letters”.

Please take a look at the project: “Mapping the Republic of Letters”. It started in 2008 and was possible due a three- year Presidential Grant for Innovation in Humanities from Stanford University. The proposal of the project was done by … Continue reading

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Graphs Maps and Trees

As I was reading Franco Moretti’s book, the first thing that struck me was that I do visualize the geography of each novel or book that gives geographical references that I am reading. A map naturally forms in my head … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship for the Next Generation

Thought people might find this interesting: http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/03/teaching-and-modeling-good-digital-citizenship/

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Teaching the Digital Humanities

In section five it seems to be generally stated by the majority of the authors that the digital humanities has been focused on research more than teaching/pedagogy. In order to make the next transition into the academy it is suggested … Continue reading

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LOD-LAM-NYC and the Digital Humanities: The Greenhorn Edition

On February 23rd, I attended a morning plenary session on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LOD-LAM), and Prof. Gold asked that I post a few comments here.  The session was co-organized by the Metropolitan New York Library … Continue reading

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