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.