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”.

How to make books you haven’t read, talk.

As promised in my previous post, here is an idea for this year’s Praxis Program. It is uncertain at this early stage of brainstorming whether it will be retained as the one uniting everybody’s creative forces and ingenuity, but I believe it has a lot of potential of unfolding into a project where everybody’s common…. Continue reading “How to make books you haven’t read, talk.”.

Crafting Our Charter – Praxis Program 2017-2018

As a historian, when I think of charters, the first things I think of are royal charters. The first result when you Google charter, on the other hand, is Charter Telecommunications Company because of course. But as members of the new Praxis Fellowship cohort, my fellow fellows and I tried to chart (I’m sorry) a very…. Continue reading “Crafting Our Charter – Praxis Program 2017-2018”.

Welcome new DH Developer Zoe LeBlanc!

We are delighted to announce that Zoe LeBlanc has accepted our DH Developer position! Zoe rose to the top of an extremely strong pool of over 60 applicants. A History ABD at Vanderbilt University, she focuses on post-colonialist movements and media in Cairo and other capitals. She brings solid technical experience in the areas of…. Continue reading “Welcome new DH Developer Zoe LeBlanc!”.

/etc/rc.local

Hello again, my fine digital-humanist friends! It’s a delight to be back in the Scholars’ Lab this year! For those who don’t know me, my name is Christian Howard, and I am a PhD Candidate at UVA in English literature and one of the 2017-2018 Praxis Fellows. If you do happen to know me, you…. Continue reading “/etc/rc.local”.

About my research, computers and Digital Humanities

In my inaugural post a few days ago, I introduced myself to the world in kind of an oblique way. Some people may wonder what I am studying or what my research interests are. This post is here to mend this omission. In large brush strokes, I will talk about my dissertation and then about…. Continue reading “About my research, computers and Digital Humanities”.

Hello World!

My name is Spyros Simotas and I am a PhD candidate at the French Department at UVa. This year, I am also a Praxis fellow at the Scholars’ Lab. In this first blog post I would like to briefly introduce myself honoring Brandon’s ice-breakers. Brandon always comes to our meetings with an ice-breaker. Here are…. Continue reading “Hello World!”.

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