I recently created a project using my Raspberry Pi mini computer that explores visualizations of documents run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Visit the project repository on GitHub and view the project in action. A lot of OCR focuses on, surprise, visuality. This project, then, is an attempt to sonify dirty data. Digital Humanists are no strangers […]Read more "Sonifying Dirty Data with a Raspberry Pi"
The following is from a conference paper I presented on open access in the humanities. Introduction Good Afternoon. Let’s jump right into this and talk about open access. We will define two terms: Open source means sharing and making all the source code files of a project available online. This does not just include code, […]Read more "Critiquing Open Access in the Humanities"
Sound sounds a lot different when you take the time to listen. I am learning this each time I attempt ‘field work’ (which is just another way to say when I actually go outside and do research with sound). On a cool October evening several weeks ago, I drove out to the Maker Space North […]Read more "Sonifying History using Open Data Kit"
The following map is my final project for my Digital Humanities course work. This interactive map is a simple soundscape of construction at Carleton University from the mid 2000s to the present day. The sounds of construction constitute a large aspect of my experience at Carleton. From library construction, parking garages, residences, etc. Carleton students […]Read more "Soundscapes of Carleton Construction"
I have become thoroughly convinced more than ever that landscapes are not simply topographical spaces. Shawn Graham wrote of landscapes that “one navigates space not with a two dimensional top-down mental map, but rather as a series of what-comes-next… navigating require[s] socializing, asking directions, paying attention to landmarks.” Landscapes are an experience and each of us […]Read more "Evolving Landscapes"
I recently received a scholarship to participate in HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) which is an organization that focuses on the practice and study of all sorts of subjects in the digital age, using current technological and digital methods.Read more "HASTAC Opportunity"
Alas! The finished product of my data mining project, Mining the Landscape. Enjoy!Read more "Data Mining Project: The Grand Finale"
Here is my Black Plague Simulation Writeup. It is a sketch of NetLogo simulation I am working on at the moment. I will upload the simulation when I have finished it. But for now… Data Mining!Read more "Black Plague Simulation Writeup"
I have found a very interesting pattern/discovery that I might not have seen without data mining. I noticed that one of the words frequently used by Thoreau was like. It seemed odd at first and I thought that the “stop word” function (stops unnecessary words) had “missed” this word. With further research though, I found […]Read more "Data Mining Project: The “Thoreauian” Metaphor Revealed"