Digital Humanities

3D Printing Historical Artifacts: Enhancing the Qualities Inherent to the Past

 Earlier this fall semester, I ventured to test out the Makerspace’s 3D printer by reproducing a 3D version of Kepler’s platonic solid model. This model was a historical object that I desired to examine in physical form while taking a class on the Scientific Revolution. I desired to study the artifact in such a way…. Continue reading “3D Printing Historical Artifacts: Enhancing the Qualities Inherent to the Past”.

Inktober 10/21: When Things Break

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] The third of my four installments (here’s one and two of Inktober). And oh boy, get ready for some strange-looking sketches in this one. I tried to use a new kind of pen that has two tips and can make way thicker marks, which has resulted in many…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/21: When Things Break”.

Inktober 10/13: Time Pieces and Graphs

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] Hello all – three more images for Inktober. The first is a continuation from my previous Inktober post, very simply, two tubes of toothpaste, both almost empty. Was still thinking of the consumption of objects, for two reasons: first, because of their importance to a historical thinker…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/13: Time Pieces and Graphs”.

Inktober 10/5: Three Sketches

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] Wanted to put up a few time sketches for our own version of Inktober. I’m aiming for every other day or so, so here’s three. All three have to do with time and consumption.I love going to the movies, and usually opt for the biggest popcorn possible…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/5: Three Sketches”.

Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D

The destruction of historic monuments has been a frequent topic in the news lately due to the Syrian and ISIS conflicts. The destruction of historic mosques and, most recently, the Temple of Baal in Palmyra have sent shockwaves through the international community. The public outcry for cultural casualties has been so overwhelming that it has prompted backlash and criticism questioning the value of…. Continue reading “Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D”.

Time and Praxis: 2015-2016

Time is a massive concept. If you were asked to think about it – how it works, feels, changes, what it looks like, how people go about talking about it, or representing it – where would you start? As a person interested and invested in critical theory, my initial reflex would be to go to philosophers,…. Continue reading “Time and Praxis: 2015-2016”.

Music Genre and Spotify Metadata

Cross-posted on my personal site For the last couple weeks, I have been exploring APIs useful to sound studies for a sound recording and poetry project I am working on with former Scholars’ Lab fellow Annie Swafford. I was especially drawn to playing around with Spotify, which has an API that allows you to access metadata for the large catalog…. Continue reading “Music Genre and Spotify Metadata”.

Virginia Woolf, Natural Language Processing, and the Quotation Mark

[Cross-posted on my personal blog] For my fellowship in the Scholars’ Lab this year I’ll be working with Eric to expand a project we began last year on Virginia Woolf and natural language processing. My dissertation focuses on sound recordings and modernism, and this year I will focus on how Woolf’s quotation marks offer evidence of her engagement…. Continue reading “Virginia Woolf, Natural Language Processing, and the Quotation Mark”.

Physical Computing at DHSI 2015

In the beginning of June I had the pleasure of attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria for the second year running. My experience this year was so good that I wanted to write a quick post sharing some of the highlights – so if you’re thinking of going to DHSI,…. Continue reading “Physical Computing at DHSI 2015”.

Hearing Silent Woolf

[This week I presented at the 2015 Huskey Research Exhibition at UVA. The talk was delivered from very schematic notes, but below is a rough recreation of what I discussed. The talk I gave is a crash course in a new project I’ve started working on with the generous help of the Scholars’ Lab that thinks…. Continue reading “Hearing Silent Woolf”.