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Opening Communication with Technology

Published: February 29, 2016

If you were to ask any technical professional working within the digital humanities today about the state of innovation or development present in the field you would probably hear many similar responses. I’m sure most would tell you that it is an exciting and interesting time to be involved with the humanities as a myriad…

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Metadata and Ancient Ceramics

Published: February 23, 2016

On excavation, every archaeologist deals with metadata on a daily basis. From the trench supervisor to the ceramic specialist while collecting data, we collect data about our data. How well an archaeological project manages its metadata is directly connected to the success of the project and the quality of the research it produces. As a…

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VRLA Recap

Published: February 8, 2016

This may stray a bit from your standard academic blog post, but I thought I would share my experiences at the Winter Expo hosted by Virtual Reality Los Angeles last weekend. Since my first exposure to the HTC Vive back in August at Pax Prime, a gaming convention in Seattle, I have been hooked and…

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A Thoreau Social Edition

Published: January 21, 2016

“The Readers’ Thoreau” (http://commons.digitalthoreau.org) offers educators and their students a new way to study the works of the nineteenth-century American writer, Henry David Thoreau, in the form of a collaborative social edition. One of several projects launched by Digital Thoreau—itself a collaboration of SUNY Geneseo, the Thoreau Society, and the Walden Woods Project—“The Readers’ Thoreau”…

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Immersive Museum Participation

Published: January 11, 2016

A few months ago I wrote an article on haptic computing and tactile interfacing, and it got me thinking of the ways people interact with objects.  As an archaeologist, I’m confronted with the complications of preserving sometimes fragile, often irreplaceable, historical objects.   “It belongs in a museum!” is the rallying cry of one Dr. Jones,…

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A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights

Published: June 8, 2015

By Haley Di Pressi, Stephanie Gorman, Miriam Posner, Raphael Sasayama, and Tori Schmitt, with contributions from Roderic Crooks, Megan Driscoll, Amy Earhart, Spencer Keralis, Tiffany Naiman, and Todd Presner UCLA’s Digital Humanities program emphasizes cross-disciplinary, cross-hierarchy collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. We’ve created this Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights as a statement of our values…

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