Open, Writing, Blogging, Visualization, and Random Bits

One of the ideas behind “The Lurker” cat­e­gory revolves around how we find things in the dig­i­tal realm and how we make con­nec­tions amongst the items we find. Specif­i­cally, I am intrigued with how we come to find and make con­nec­tions amongst the vast array of posts, videos, images, maps, and other dig­i­tal objects we find that relate to our fields of study and that of our colleagues?

I have yet to com­pletely reflect on what I found over the last week of Feb­ru­ary and the first week of March that relates to my inter­ests in DH and the inter­ests of the stu­dents in Human­i­ties 340, and how to visu­al­ize and map out those con­nec­tions. My efforts at using VUE to help me fig­ure out the con­nec­tions between what the stu­dents were post­ing as well as the com­ments those posts elicited did not pan out as I had orig­i­nally thought it might. So I am back, lit­er­ally, to the draw­ing board. Over spring break, I hope to find a bet­ter way to map out and visu­al­ize the con­nec­tions between the seem­ingly ran­dom and at times dis­parate items I find that relate to DH (and quite pos­si­bly EH).

For now, how­ever, click-on-through and see what con­nec­tions you think might be found, or not, if there are no con­nec­tions to be had.

Open Data/Access & Visualization
Alexan­der, Bryan. “Data Ana­lyt­ics in Edu­ca­tion: Emerg­ing Trend?National Insti­tute for Tech­nol­ogy in Lib­eral Edu­ca­tion, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011.
Allosso, Dan. “Visu­al­iz­ing His­to­ri­og­ra­phy.” The His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety: A Blog Devoted to His­tory for the Acad­emy and Beyond, Decem­ber 18, 2010.
Alpers, Ben. “Tech­nol­ogy and (Intel­lec­tual) His­tory Open Thread.” U.S. Intel­lec­tual His­tory, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011.
Carr, Leslie. “Open Access — Who Calls the Shots Now?Repos­i­to­ry­Man, Feb­ru­ary 27, 2011.
Data Visu­al­iza­tion Meets Game Design to Explore Your Dig­i­tal Life.” Flow­ing Data, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2011.
Learn­ing How To Visu­al­ize: Behind the Screens of Infor­ma­tion is Beau­ti­ful.” Infor­ma­tion Aes­thet­ics, Feb­ru­ary 22, 2011.
Trash Track wins NSF Visu­al­iza­tion Chal­lenge 2010.” Infor­ma­tion Aes­thet­ics, March 2, 2011.
Twit­ter Dots: Map­ping all Tweets for a spe­cific Key­word.” Infor­ma­tion Aes­thet­ics, Feb­ru­ary 16, 2011.
War­den, Pete. “Gad­hfiʼs Speech Tran­script.” Pete­Search, Feb­ru­ary 26, 2011.
———. “The Por­traits of Three Nov­els.” Pete­Search, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2011.
On Writ­ing & Writing
Hous­ton, Natalie. “On Writ­ing Long­hand.” The Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion. ProfHacker, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2011.
Grim­s­ley, Mark. “At the Blog­ging Cross­roads.” Blog Them Out of the Stone Age, Feb­ru­ary 22, 2011.
McNeill, Gra­ham. “Talk­ing It Out.” Gra­ham McNeil­lʼs Weblog, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011.
Shawn. “Blog­ging Archae­ol­ogy at the SAA – Why Blog?Elec­tric Archae­ol­ogy: Dig­i­tal Media for Learn­ing and Research, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011.
Williams, George. “A Sim­ple Hack for Pro­duc­tive Col­lab­o­ra­tive Author­ship.” The Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion. ProfHacker, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2011.
Ran­dom Bits
Hacker, Prof. “How to ‘Gam­ify’ Your Class Web­site.” The Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion. ProfHacker, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2011.
Mann, Mer­lin. “Pro­cras­ti­na­tion hack: ‘(10+2)*5′.” 43 Fold­ers, Octo­ber 11, 2005.
McGowan, Susan­nah. “Build­ing an Under­stand­ing of Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties Through Teach­ing.” HASTAC, Feb­ru­ary 26, 2011.
The Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties: Beyond Com­put­ing.” Cul­ture Machine, 2011.
Young, Jeff. “‘Embed­ded Librar­ian’ on Twit­ter Served as Infor­ma­tion Concierge for Class.” The Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion. Wired Cam­pus, Feb­ru­ary 25, 2011.