Fellowship Calls and Grad Student Professional Development

I want to share several developments from the grad programs side of the Lab this semester. It’s been a busy fall, and I’m pleased with all the work the team has put into our programs! For one, the CFPs for two of our fellowship programs are now live. The Praxis Program, which will welcome its…. Continue reading “Fellowship Calls and Grad Student Professional Development”.

Call for Spring 2018 Makerspace Technologist Applications

Are you a UVA graduate student or upper-level undergraduate in the humanities? Come join our team as a Makerspace technologist! Our Makerspace is designed to foster experimentation with 3D printing, modeling, and digitization, physical computing (e.g. Arduino, wearables), virtual reality, and more. For humanists, it is a good way to learn more about experimental and…. Continue reading “Call for Spring 2018 Makerspace Technologist Applications”.

First Steps with NLP and a Collection of Amiri Baraka’s Poetry

Amiri Baraka’s Black Magic, 1969 In this post I’ll discuss my initial foray into natural language processing (NLP)—cleaning up a corpus and prepping it for some basic text analysis techniques. I want to begin, however, with a note on the small textual corpus that I’m using in these preliminary explorations—Black Magic, a 1969 collection of…. Continue reading “First Steps with NLP and a Collection of Amiri Baraka’s Poetry”.

“All of the Questions:” A Recap of the 2017 Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Pre-Conference

In early October I was sent to represent the Scholars’ Lab at the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference and the pre-conference meeting. This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of students, teachers, scholars, librarians, and instructional technologists for a weekend of conversation about many aspects of digital scholarship including pedagogy, community outreach/social justice, and institutional…. Continue reading ““All of the Questions:” A Recap of the 2017 Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Pre-Conference”.

My Experience Leading a Workshop on Text Analysis at Washington and Lee University

[Sarah went to Washington and Lee University to give a workshop in Prof. Mackenzie Brooks’s DH 102: Data in the Humanities course through a Mellon-funded collaboration with WLUDH. More information about this initiative can be found here, and this piece is crossposted to the WLUDH blog.] As a graduate student participating in the University of Virginia…. Continue reading “My Experience Leading a Workshop on Text Analysis at Washington and Lee University”.

Learning to Augment Reality

The Praxis team is in the midst of defining its project, and for the past few weeks, we’ve been playing around with augmented reality (AR), specifically by using Vuforia and Unity. Learning about AR has been fascinating and, admittedly, a bit frustrating. I won’t go through the process of getting Vuforia and Unity to work…. Continue reading “Learning to Augment Reality”.

Measured Unrest in the Poetry of the Black Arts Movement

As one of the graduate fellows at the Scholars’ Lab this year, I am working on a year-long digital project (that’s also a chapter of my dissertation) in collaboration with the folks at the SLab. To sum it up in a sentence, the project hopes to offer a proof-of-concept for performing sentiment analysis on some…. Continue reading “Measured Unrest in the Poetry of the Black Arts Movement”.

3D Printed Enclosures with OpenSCAD

This is a tutorial on how to use OpenSCAD to design a 3D object via code instead of using a WYSIWYG editor like Tinkercad, Fusion360, etc. We are currently creating a customized media player to allow people to interact with MP3 artifacts. We’ve been working in Python to prepare the audio and wanted to generate…. Continue reading “3D Printed Enclosures with OpenSCAD”.

GIS Day – Wednesday, November 15

Mark your calendars, Wednesday, Nov. 15 is GIS Day (http://www.gisday.com/).  To celebrate, all are invited to the University of Virginia Library’s Scholars’ Lab for an afternoon of events. 1PM – Presentation: ArcGIS Pro for ArcMap Users 2PM – Lightning Round Talks 3PM – GIS Day Cake Location: Alderman Library Electronic Classroom (ALD 421, just off…. Continue reading “GIS Day – Wednesday, November 15”.

ISAM 2017 – Libraries are for making

I recently participated in the International Symposium of Academic Makerspaces. I presented a paper, co-authored by Jennifer Grayburn (formerly a Makerspace Technologist, and now at Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center). I present here the slides and talking notes of the 7 minute presentation, and a link to the full paper [Link to PDF]. Good morning,…. Continue reading “ISAM 2017 – Libraries are for making”.

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