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Are you our next Head of Graduate Programs?

“We build up people and practices more than products.” That’s part of our charter, and the Head of Graduate Programs is essential to this mission.  We in the Scholars’ Lab and University of Virginia Library are thrilled to alert you to the new job posting https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80148 As the description on the University of Virginia job…. Continue reading “Are you our next Head of Graduate Programs?”.

Coming soon: DH@UVA Conference Oct. 14&15, 2016

After you enjoy NEH@50 celebrations, and in between this fall’s workshops and speakers, come to an intimate conference on digital humanities, right here on Grounds, Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15, 2016.  We’ve been developing an interesting conference program aimed at building the DH community at UVA.  At this event we’ll also be further…. Continue reading “Coming soon: DH@UVA Conference Oct. 14&15, 2016”.

Fall 2016 UVa Library GIS Workshops Series

Fall 2016 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Wednesdays from 3PM to 4PM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and…. Continue reading “Fall 2016 UVa Library GIS Workshops Series”.

Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh

A couple of months ago, while preparing for the Digital Humanities 2016 conference, I was trying to build a series of charts to visualize data results from some topic modeling I had done. Specifically, I had a data file in which each row was a document and the columns were topic proportions. Reading across any…. Continue reading “Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh”.

What’s the Scholars’ Lab?

Obviously, there are lots of ways to find out what this center is and does, including an exploration of this website. I encourage anyone to see our Charter (not far from here, http://scholarslab.org/about/charter/). But if you want to know how we have been recently identifying ourselves, here’s a go: Within the University of Virginia Library,…. Continue reading “What’s the Scholars’ Lab?”.

3D Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace

Cross-posted on my personal blog.  During the first week of the spring semester, the Makerspace was a flurry of activity, our Ultimaker 2 printing feverishly throughout the day. Groups of students came in and out, selecting and slicing models, checking on their 3D prints, and assembling different components. This week marked the beginning of a…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace”.

A Former Fellow’s New Adventures in Data Science

Hello All. I’m happy to report that after several years away, I’ll be blogging at the Slab again this year. Thanks in large part to my experience with the Praxis Fellowship, I was selected to participate in the UVa Presidential Fellowship in Data Science. Over the course of the next year, I will be collaborating…. Continue reading “A Former Fellow’s New Adventures in Data Science”.

Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D

Cross-posted on my personal blog. 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…. Continue reading “Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D”.

Introducing the 2015-2015 Scholars’ Lab Fellows

The Lab has been a busy place lately with 8 new fellows from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences!  Our Graduate Fellows in the Digital Humanities and Praxis Program Fellows join a distinguished community of past fellows. Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities This year, we are delighted to work closely with Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati and Brandon Walsh. Veronica is…. Continue reading “Introducing the 2015-2015 Scholars’ Lab Fellows”.

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”.

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