Making my own digital story with Immigrant Stories

Immigrant Stories is a website from the University of Minnesota that allows users to create and share digital stories, specifically those related to immigration. The idea behind this digital humanities project is to help users to build their own digital stories, from the conception of the story and the script writing to the video editing … Continue reading Making my own digital story with Immigrant Stories

The Van Gogh Bedrooms and the “digital aura”

In her essay "The Materiality of Virtual Technologies: A New Approach to Thinking About the Impact of Multimedia in Museums," Andrea Witcomb brings up the well known "benjaminian" discussion about the aura of material objects, and how they lose that aura, their original time and place, when they are mechanically (or in this case digitally) … Continue reading The Van Gogh Bedrooms and the “digital aura”

Of ships and fhips: Open Source Textual Analysis tools and their limitations

Textual Analysis and data-mining are currently some of the most relevant research approaches in the Digital Humanities. The use of digital tools has produced important results and allowed scholars to better understand questions of authorship, the history of concepts and word usage like never before. Just recently, Oxford University Press announced that it will credit Christopher Marlowe as … Continue reading Of ships and fhips: Open Source Textual Analysis tools and their limitations

Medium is Message: The International Museum of Surgical Science Mobile App

I visited the International Museum of Surgical Science over the weekend to try and test their mobile app. I was able to experience the museum both with and without the app, not because I wanted to, but because, at first, the app did not work correctly  due to the fact that did not have the … Continue reading Medium is Message: The International Museum of Surgical Science Mobile App

The Networked Book and Fan Fiction: From the Apocryphal Don Quixote to Harry Potter’s Facebook

Have you ever felt bad when you finish a book because you know you are going to miss it too much? Have you ever felt that you cannot simply let go the plot or the characters of the book you just read? Is a story really over when the book, or medium, that provides it … Continue reading The Networked Book and Fan Fiction: From the Apocryphal Don Quixote to Harry Potter’s Facebook

From Text Encoding to Metadata: Is the TEI a Metadata Standard?

Can the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Guidelines be considered a metadata standard? Is it useful? Is it enough or should it be complemented with other metadata standards? To answer that question we must first understand what is the TEI, its origins and who controls it. The origins of the TEI can be traced to the … Continue reading From Text Encoding to Metadata: Is the TEI a Metadata Standard?