Author Archives: John Shilpetski

Manifesto GDoc

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uGkOkaWnOogowDhmR10ypx7BUrIIN3yzMUpkb-jkhcc/edit?hl=en&authkey=CISAxb8L That’ll get you to the Manifesto. Right now, you can only read it. After we’ve done most of the editing we have in mind, we’ll open it up for you to edit so you can leave comments. Once it … Continue reading

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Hmm…

In pondering my graduate school future, I stumbled onto this.

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ATTN: Mrs. Sheryl G. Shilpetski

The following is what I’ve learned in DH – STOP – definition unclear; defined via negativa and example – STOP – Certain characteristics inherent in good examples – STOP – collaboration – STOP – well-outlined technical construction and guidelines – … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the Beats, pt 2: Electric Boogaloo

In this article, the sequel to E. M. Kile’s 2010 masterpiece, we will examine more possible uses of crowdsourcing in the project designed by Messrs. Chesnik, Kile, Myers, Weicht and myself. In addition to the wiki and transcription, we will … Continue reading

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An Organ-Morphing Experience

I had and have no motivation to work on Transcribe Bentham. Hang on, let me explain. XML encoding is cool and useful, we’ve covered that at length in class. I found it hard, however, to give a flying hoohaw about … Continue reading

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Two Things:

1. I wonder how good the site’ll be. The Dead Sea Scrolls are going online. 2. Old story; still kind of upset. OED going online-only.

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Digital Literature: From Gutenberg to Grampa

I am an English major. I love books. Yes, I love reading books and analyzing them and figuring out that The Turn of the Screw isn’t actually a ghost story, but, almost as much, I love books, the physical artifacts. … Continue reading

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Well, look at that…

Amazon: Kindle Books Now Outselling Hardcovers Kind of old, but I’m sure it’s still the case. I love paper, but one of my roommates has a Kindle and I must say that it is a beautiful thing.

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Talk about “born digital native”

Average age of “digital birth” six months.

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5 | Narratives of New Media Encounter

If you’re looking for an enlightening or illuminating post, you’re not going to find one here. I’m going to try, however, because I’m stubborn. “Narratives of new media encounter emplot their identity tale as a life cycle of media change.” … Continue reading

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Copyright & Privacy

As a writer, copyright and privacy are things I think about often. I have no expectation of being published (especially in this economy,) but I would still like for my work to be out there for anyone to read. But … Continue reading

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Questions for Mr. Unsworth

“Humanities computing is a practice of representation, a form of modeling or … mimicry. It is also … a way of reasoning and a set of ontological commitments, and its representational practice is shaped by the need for efficient computation … Continue reading

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A Working Definition

As Mullen states, simply using technology in support of the humanities doesn’t make you a digital humanist, but it is a step on the spectrum toward DH. Pushing forward, trying new things and experimenting with the capabilities of technology are … Continue reading

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