Is a Search Engine Necessary [to MedArt]?

A major trend that the Sustaining MedArt research team found in the interviews taken in Kalamazoo on the usability of the site was the assumption that a search engine would be useful or is necessary; many of the interviewees noted that it would be easier to navigate MedArt if there was a search bar or some kind of search function on the site. This trend made for an interesting inquiry on users' experiences with search engines. 

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Learning About Grounded Theory

While reading up on grounded theory I was having trouble coming up with a “grounded theory for dummies” definition that would help me with my own understanding of it. I started by reading articles by others who had tested grounded theory, used it in their work, and had come up with their own methods for applying grounded theory to their work. Everyone I was reading was starting with grounded theory but many were using different methods and achieving different outcomes.

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  • Sustaining MedArt
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Antonio Roberts, f(Glitch), (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Summer 2016 Syllabus: "Digital Humanities," MLIS Program, University of Pittsburgh

Please find a link here and below to the most recent version of the course that I teach in the Digital Humanities to the MLIS students here at the University of Pittsburgh. This and my PhD-level course have been going through iterations over the last three years. 

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Report from the Field: DH2016 in Krakow Day 3, 4

The last two days of DH2016 were filled with an exciting array of panels and plenaries, and tough choices had to be made once again. And because I forgot to include it last time for those curious individuals, the full schedule can be found here: https://www.conftool.pro/dh2016/sessions.php

 

Thursday

 

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  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Sustaining Medart: Interviews Inside and Outside the VMW

While interviewing attendees of the International Congress on Medieval Studies for the Sustaining MedArt project, and after beginning the transcription of these interviews in the Visual Media Workshop, it is interesting to reflect on how both processes are different. 

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Report from the field: DH2016 in Krakow Day 1, 2

The annual Digital Humanities conference is happening in Kraków, Poland this year. It is my first DH conference (thanks Alison for gently pushing me into the water!). It is also largest conference to date, with over 900 registered attendees from all over the world descending on an area roughly the size of Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. (Sorry Oakland, Kraków edges you out just slightly in history and beauty!

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  • Contemporaneity
  • Current Projects
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
Coggle Mind-Map of Sustaining MedArt Bibliography

Mind-Map of Sustaining MedArt Bibliography

 

Creating a Bibliography for Sustaining MedArt

The process for creating a bibliography for the Sustaining Medart project began with looking at a mashup of keywords and themes from the grant application of the project, and of course discussions in the Visual Media Workshop with Aisling Quigley, and having been involved in the interviews that we carried out for the project at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI.  Websites, PDFs, and journal articles worked themselves out of the woodwork as I searched for terms such as “prese

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  • Sustaining MedArt
 

Sit Still: photography, portraits, and doubling

The website is finally here!

sitstillexhibition.squarespace.com

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  • Identity
  • Current Projects
  • Past Projects
  • Graduate Work
 

Students + Staff: Moving from Experiment to Practice

With this fourth post in the Students + Staff series, I conclude my field report of the spring 2016 Pitt museum studies course, “Introduction to Museum Studies in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh,” and posit ways our work leads into museum practice of the future.

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  • Undergraduate Work
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Dioramas at the Field Museum

As we began researching Botany Hall and its role in the museum in earnest, I learned that the Field Museum in Chicago is making a new diorama, their first new one in 60 years! It will house 19th century taxidermy hyenas. On their website you can hear from the artists about their art-science process to make the diorama represent a specific moment in time.

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  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work