The following is an assignment for a graduate class at Carleton University. Dear Dad, It was so absurd for Paul Berlin. The death of his friend Billy was so absurd. Billy died of a heart attack because he was scared of war. For Berlin, his fear was a reality of its own. But when he […]Read more "Dear Dad"
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"
In my study of the Vietnam War, I viewed the documentary Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. I was also able to view the book. Of all the literature and art from the Vietnam War – all war, for that matter – I found this the most powerful documentary and book. The book is a […]Read more "Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam"
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"
The following tables reveal the word frequency of “Roughing it in the Bush” and “An Excursion to Canada”. This tool is very important because it allows focus on the use of single words and their context.Read more "Data Mining Project: Word Frequency"