Grad Student Research

Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda

The Praxis team has been hard at work developing our project, and we’re now beginning to unite the various aspects of UVA Reveal, including our work in Unity, our work on linked data, and our work on a website. Part of this unification has involved crafting stories about the university: what do we see, and…. Continue reading “Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda”.

Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Scholar’s Lab fellows for the Praxis Program, the Digital Humanities Prototyping Fellowship, and the Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are welcoming 11 fellows from 6 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences and the School of Architecture. Our graduate fellows are joining a robust and…. Continue reading “Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!”.

Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University

Makerspace Technologist Catherine Addington went to Washington and Lee University to give a workshop in digital humanities through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the WLUDH. More information about this initiative can be found here. Her post is cross-listed on the W&L blog. I am a graduate student in Spanish, a freelance writer, a newsletter creator, a former full-time media professional, a…. Continue reading “Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University”.

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”.

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”.

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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”.

Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2018-2019

[Read closely: our menu options have changed. Note especially the changes to the application timeline, eligibility, and funding structure of the fellowship. Questions should be directed to Brandon Walsh, Head of Graduate Programs for the Scholars’ Lab.] We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 DH Fellows Cohort! Applications are due Wednesday, November 1st. The Digital Humanities…. Continue reading “Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2018-2019”.

What can digital humanities tell us about Character?

My part of the collaboration with James has been thinking through what this text has to tell us about “Character” as a literary category and to consider how digital tools can help modern users interact with eighteenth-century characters. There’s been a learning curve for me as I find out more and more about what digital…. Continue reading “What can digital humanities tell us about Character?”.

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