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Discovery, Collaboration, and Dissemination: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future #DHSI18

Discovery, Collaboration, and Dissemination: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
William R. Bowen

Iter: Gateway to Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Just passed 20th anniversary, looking forward to 25th. Iter Bibliography, Community, and Press. Iter's mandate is online, Iter meaning a journey or path in Latin, not-for-profit, advancement of learning in study and teaching of Middle Ages and Renaissance through the development and distribution of online resources. Created 1995, incorporated 1997 as a nonprofit partnership. Academic society partners (CSRS, ISAS, MAA, MOISA, RSA, SCSC); projects (DHSI, ETCL, INKE, IRCPS), research centers (ACMRS, CRRS), faculty of information studies (Toronto), U of Toronto Libraries. Marriage of expertise in subject area with info studies and new technologies.

Iter planning. Many planning exercises, collaboratories. Inital Steps, Following a Larger Vision: A Feature oriented Pilot Proposal (APril 2009). Distance, …

Last Day of #DHSI18

It's the last day of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. This week I've learned a ton about e-lit from Dene Grigar, I've built a draft of an exhibit in Omeka, and am currently fooling around again with my Wordpress site (shh, don't tell Blogger). Last week, I was steeped in making decisions about data. It has been wonderful to flip things and be a student with my colleagues from all over the globe, and I can see how what I have learned will be applicable back home. Right now, though, I'm ready to go home, hug my dog, and go to bed.


Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation [Day 2 a.m.]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Workshop #2
Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation
Day 2 a.m.
What can you walk away with in a week?What resources do you have to complete your vision (funding, skills, people, knowledge)?Where can you go for further help?What needs to be done for your project to count towards your academic output (RTP)? How do you document what you've done so it counts Barnett's Memory MachinesMedieval Popular Culture - first time someone collected what the simple folk do, local catechisms, death records, reviving what was happening at ground level in continental Europe. Collecting current ephemera will be valuable to someone.  Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition by  Dziekan - online and physical exhibitions. Looks at teh notion of liveness. All digital objects are digital, but not all digital are virtual. Liveness/Virtuality has 3 characteristics: participatory, interactive, experiential (PIE). Virtual objects are …

"Indigeneity, Conceptualism, and the Borders of DH" by Jordan Abel

"Indigeneity, Conceptualism, and the Borders of DH" by Jordan Abel

National identifications can be an indicator of which community/ies we are accountable to. But do not always account for plurality of indigenous existence. During Vancouver's year of reconciliation event, was one of several poets commissioned to write a poem for the event; work the poets engaged was meant to honor Chief Robert Joseph, who challenged his indigenous identity due to pronunciation. Does that mean he's less Niskaa(Sp?)?

So many questions about how we define indigeneity. Accountable to intergenerational survivors of residental schools, dispossessed indigenous peoples who cant return to their peoples, urban indigeneity. Colonialism has had and continues to have serious impact, some of that legacy has been discussed, some of that legacy has been silenced.




Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation [Day 1 p.m.]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Workshop #2
Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation
Afternoon Day 1

Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature: Pathfinders

In 90s, understood physical/material thing and ephemeral thing. Thought that digital is immaterial. Not good thinking. In 2002 Writing Machines notion of digital work not being immaterial. Now we understand digital material has material component, bits rot, etc.

Reading: Christyann See 3 types of preservation: emulation, migration, collection. She prefers emulation because is more elegant (she's an artist) - last thing a gallery want to do is show wires and plugs, that's the aesthetic of a traditional gallery. Having computers in a gallery space is counterproductive. Emulation makes sense for those who don't want to show the muck to the public, the bits and pieces that make things work. She doesnt like migration. Really hates collection which is not an elegant solu…

Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation [Day 1, a.m.]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Workshop #2
Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation
Morning Day 1
By Dene Grigar and Nicholas Schiller

Syllabus

In STEAM - virtual game platform, can put your game up and sell it (Apple store for games), game sits ephemeral on site, do not own it physically.
Beyond Eyes Game
Tags you would use: third person/God view , game, multimedia, interactive, juvenile, non-violent, indiegames [independent developers], visual novel, visual storytelling, blindness, memory,

No one path, how do you represent that in documentation? Walkthroughs try to do that. Limited There's no practical limit to describing things (used to be 3, as many as you could fit on a catalog card).

Translation studies: translators betray the text no matter what they do
kakamoron - a bad, stupid thing (doesn't capture the stupidity and the badness in the English translation. We are translating for a future audience we don't know.

How many is …

Morning Workshop: Regular Expressions (Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18)

DHSI Morning Workshop: Regular Expressions by John Simpson
Description: Regular Expressions are a powerful tool for searching text to find patterns of characters. They are often used to extract postal codes, phone numbers, and emails from large sets of documents and when combined with a little bit of scripting they can turn tedious and error prone work done “by hand” into fast, effective, and automatic searching. In this workshop you will learn the basic syntax for regular expressions and deploy them to extract useful information in cases where doing it “by hand” would be tedious.

Point browser to https://regex101.com/ and to gutenberg.org/ebooks/13

Text version of The Hunting of the Snark.
Most of the workshop should be discussion dialog.
cwrc.ca/rsc-src
Regex good for matching patterns of characters

A PDF document in background is a lot of XML, lot fo stuff is not helpful, lots of XML vomit of individual lines, but can use to zoom in on a particular piece of text. Website, find text, …

DHSI Colloquium Day Conference (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) - Afternoon

Building, Analyzing, and Mapping Building the ArtTechne Database: New Directions in Digital Art History - Marieke HendriksenARTECHNE: Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950. What is technique in the arts? Concept of technique (technik)Google NGrams to track rise of term in relation to another termAim - database - digitized searchable historical texts; linked open data to link to images and soundbites and dbs of chemical analysis of artworks; search and visualization tools; integrate orphan databases; serves broad community. Ex) database for pigments and paints on server on Planck Institute in Berlin, dead project, eventually will disappear. Chhosing a data warehousing approach - Drupal (open, fast, multilingual); chose XML as format, bc W3C recommended and free; data warehousing approach; GettyIDsARTECHNE ontology - enter texts, divide into records (chapter, paragraph, or recipe, persons/authors, translators, etc). Most sources now geographically indexed, timeline function is a work in progr…

DHSI Colloquium Day Conference (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) - Morning

People Documenting Online Lives

This is Just to Say I have the in Your : Modernist Memes in an Era of Public Apology by Shawna Ross (Texas A&M)Humanities Commons - the paper is available there. Trigger warning - evocation of people who are known abusers, racists, harassers--not what they've done, but their apologies and what they sound like. William Carlos William "This is Just To Say" was meme-ed on Twitter, blew up in Nov 2017. Proliferation of mashups. Why did this one blow up? Why not his "So Much Depends" which is fewer characters? Why is the shortest story #babyshoes meme mashup with the plums is more popular than #babyshoes alone? Why the surge? Poem's accessibility. Lack of meter and rhyme scheme makes it easy to understand and replicate. Compulsive overeating subject is attractive. Desired consumables - happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wheelbarrow is less seductive than plums. Also people can finally use line breaks in Twitter, whi…

Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 4 [Morning] Making Choices About Your Data

Making Choices About Your Data
Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 4 (Morning) Paige Morgan and Yvonne Lam

Housekeeping

The Shock of the Old(D. Edgerton) - People adopt new tech but the old runs alongside for many reasons. (I'd also recommend The Diffusion of Innovations on top of this.)

Class discussion of D'Ignazio and Klein's "Feminist Data Visualization."
Colonialist legacies of tabular data. Even JSON's tree structure is hierarchical. What should we use?
Jacqueline Wernimont's Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media
Donella Meadows - leverage points. Instead of massive interventions (which can be most temporary and ephemeral), smaller interventions can be most powerful.
Bethany's piece on "The eternal September" of DH - when do you stop explaining yourself to the new but not establish gatekeeping. People have to discover for themselves and discover where they are.
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Visit #Femdh class

TVMeals…

Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 3 [Afternoon] Making Choices About Your Data

Making Choices About Your Data
Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 3 (Afternoon) Paige Morgan and Yvonne Lam

Article "Against Cleaning"
Committing to giving certain answers when you are cleaning data. How do I make this material discoverable and allow it to intersect more clearly with discoveries being made in this field.

You may feel like you need to tune your data so it gives specific answers. But the more you do is not to get project to spit out answers for people, but give answers that help people rethink.  What is the info I wan to surface for people, how do I get my data to surface that?

[Much more concern for how *others* are going to use data here with the digital humanists that in my experience with social science, where we collect our data to answer our questions, then fin. Kudos to DH folks!]

Expansion without growth - scalability

Who is your audience? Who is relying on your workflow or the decisions you made that you can't explain? Take your feeling…

Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 3 [Morning] Making Choices About Your Data

Making Choices About Your Data
Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI18 Day 3 (Morning) Paige Morgan and Yvonne Lam
Standardized rights statements: http://rightsstatements.org/en/ Controlled vocabulariesWorking with OpenrefineFree work timeLunchReading: Against CleaningFree work timeTomorrow: Meeting with FemDH Controlled vocabulary: a set of carefully chosen words and phrases used to help structure and define information so that it can be easily returned in a search, or parsed by analysis programs. May be the basis for taxonomies and ontologies; can be hierarchical or restricted in various ways.
Ex) Pizza vocabulary.  Crust (deep dish; crispy) Sauce (marinara, alfredo, olive oil) Cheese (mozzarella, Provolone, parmesan) Veggies (mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives) Meat
We can say every pizza must have a crust, must have one or more sauces, etc. Can add another layer and say there are 'veggie pizzas' and 'meat pizzas' and what is within those categories…