A Fulbright Scholar Talks About Participatory GIS, the Caribbean, Google Earth and How a Fulbright Could Be in Your Future Thursday, January 17 2:00 – 3:00pm Alderman Library, Room 421 Meg Stewart Academic Technology Consultant and Fulbright Ambassador A Fulbright Scholar in 2009-10 to the University of the West Indies in Barbados, Meg Stewart will…. Continue reading “Meg Stewart to talk about the Fulbright Scholar program, Thursday, Jan 17”.
Tomorrow, in an ongoing effort to teach us how to use Ruby, we are embarking on the adventure that is “Pair Programming.” We are going to create a “Jotto” game, courtesy of Eric by breaking it into discrete classes and having each pair work on a different class. The goal is to have one person…. Continue reading “Make it Work!”.
This week we wrapped up git and got started on Ruby. I’m starting to build the muscle memory with git. Although they are mostly simple tasks I can make a change in an html document, stage those changes, and then commit them to a repository in github. This feels like major progress given how I…. Continue reading “Onward and Upward”.
Full disclosure: this list of questions came from a prompt by David McClure. This also grows out of a blog post I wrote earlier about my interest in utilizing images in Prism. What’s the overarching intellectual goal? Analyze what visual cues in photographs trigger regional distinctions for their viewers. Using photographs from the 1950s-1960s I am…. Continue reading “Prism Project Proposal”.
In the last meeting we played the transparency game: Everyone highlights a transparency on top of a text according to a set of categories. At the end of the exercise, all the transparencies are stacked together. What does this show? In theory, a number of interesting results emerge. The game could show where there is…. Continue reading “A Project for Prism”.
This is what the whiteboard in the grad lounge looks like this week. We’ve been dreaming pretty big. Here are a few of the questions that we’ve been mulling over: 1. What will Prism look like? What sort of interface would allow users to upload their own materials and browse other ongoing (or completed) projects?…. Continue reading “The Whiteboard”.
Prism could be a tool that we use for scholarly entertainment (like Old Weather). It could also be an extremely powerful tool for research–provided that we make the controls fluid enough. Earlier this week, Claire and I dreamed up a rather elaborate interface that would showcase Prism’s playful qualities, in order to generate “subjects” interested in participating in…. Continue reading “Fun with Prism”.
The 2012-2013 Praxis team has assembled! We’ve moved into our lounge (who knew Alderman Library could be so comfortable?) and started to think about chartering this year’s team project. More on the charter and the project in the weeks to come… Although we’ve just met, if I had to describe my fellows in a single…. Continue reading “Praxis 2.0”.
In my last post (Geocoding for Neatline – Part I), I covered how to programmatically geocode a set of addresses and generate a CSV file for use in Neatline. In this post, I’ll go over how to actually post this information in Omeka and make it available for use in your Neatline exhibit. Requirements As…. Continue reading “Geocoding for Neatline – Part II”.
Recently I was asked if there was a way to import place names in connection with lat/lon points. Twitter’s character limitation does’t provide an adequate format to respond, and this technique can be quite useful outside of Neatline too, so I thought I would dive in a bit and explain a method to can get…. Continue reading “Geocoding for Neatline – Part I”.
- Accessibility Online–Take aways from the Luis Perez workshop
- Introductions: Meet Charm and Wit, or Wit and Charm
- 1st Annual Makerspace Hackontest
- Announcing 2017-2018 Fellows!
- Endangered Data Week
- Are You Our New Senior Developer?
- Raspberry Pi on UVa WiFi Network
- The Long and Messy History of Privacy
- Congratulations to the Praxis 2016-2017 Cohort
- Fair Use, DH, and the Kardashians