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Lab Report Spring 2014: Grads in the lab

This semester, Aisling and I are collaborating on all aspects of lab work, including the DH (digital humanities) initiatives, cataloguing, supervising undergrads, reviewing tech tools, and consulting as needed. Aisling has been working extensively on the new Drupal Constellations site (that is, this site), incorporating and updating new features as needs and interests arise.

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  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
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Lab Report Spring 2014

Hot off the presses - the Visual Media Workshop newsletter[1]. If you're wondering about what's been cooking lately in FFA 116, check it out. As you can see from our weekly staff schedule, it's action-packed.

In this issue:

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  • VMW
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Painting the Grand Tour

This painting, attributed to William Theed, represents a Grand Tour that I would readily embark on, replete with breathtaking panoramas and adorable spaniels. Is it overly idyllic? Perhaps! However, it offers a brief snapshot of the type of exploration documented in Itinera and this makes it all the more exquisite. 

According to the account: 

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  • Itinera
  • Mobility/Exchange
 

A Day Full of Dates

When I think about dates being vague, I do not think of days, weeks, months, or years.  My mind automatically goes to everything associated with those awkward fist dates, whether it be trying to pick out an appropriate outfit, figuring out exactly where you are going or what you are doing, and deciphering the other person's intentions.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

Back to the Lab Again

Play the song as you read. :)

I GOT A SECRET FORMULA: for all the ways to write the dates for the two different types of date entries (display date and indexing date).

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

Visualizing Carolee Schneeman

Michelle Moravec gave an awesome "lightning talk" at THATCamp 2014, about how she moved from visualization to question and back, exploring new tools along the way. She presented a longer version of that talk last year as a part of American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues for Exploration  (see video).

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  • Visual Knowledge
 

Blog: Experiments in Art History

That past two days I spent geeking out with folks from universities, research institutes, labs, The Getty, art e-commerce ventures, and other misfits. It was amazing. Among other things, I discovered this fun blog, Experiments in Art History, which deals with teaching with digital tools. It was inspired by a previous THATCamp. Read on (warning: medieval reenactment!).

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  • Visual Knowledge
 

The CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test tortured me throughout high school.  I used it in basically everyone of my classes.  But honestly, it taught me a lot.  I can determine if a website is credible in like five seconds flat.  I was so suprised to see that Itinera did not pass. Working behind the scenes on Itinera, I know it is credible.  I've seen the process in action.  However, there was no information about Itinera anywhere on the site.  There was no copyright information, no authors, no creators, no editors, no sponsors.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

Lab Rats in Lab coats

We tested user data today on the front end of the itinera database website. We got to understand and test out itinera's usability and try to figure out what features help users go through a website smoothly. We also got to go behind the scenes, and put in the data. So we get a look at two different levels of website usage. It was taking what we learned last week to a whole other level.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

At first I was like, that's cool, then I read the by-line: "The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women's voices to the online encyclopedia--as editors and as subjects"  and I was like, nevermind, that's awesome!

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  • Agency

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