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The Potent Kat

We’ve covered a great deal in our Digital Humanities course over the last week or so, from Bethany Nowviskie’s discourse on the origins of hack and yack, to the Seasons Don’t Fear the Reader vibe of Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s … Continue reading

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Let the Technology Fit the Ecology

Bruce Sterling tells us that we should stop saying “Smart Cities.”  He’s right, of course.  Cities are pretty stupid.  Population densities that range into numbers that need exponents are the first idiotic thing about them, but this isn’t intended to … Continue reading

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The Smarter House

I love Alexa.  Or at least I love the idea of Alexa; in practice, the road is bumpier.  She makes me repeat myself far too often, for one thing.  Voice recognition has come a long way even in the last … Continue reading

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The Machines Are Learning (and So Are We)

  “Whatever else they simulate” writes Dr. Steven E. Jones (who also happens to be our professor for the Digital Humanities course), “video games necessarily simulate the relation between human and computer.”  Dr. Jones contends that games provide a vital … Continue reading

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Baseball, Veterans, and the Hovercar

I’ve decided what my final project will be for the Digital Humanities course.  It’s call the Baseball VFW Project. From World War I through Vietnam, Major League Baseball players left their chosen profession to serve their country.  The Baseball VFW … Continue reading

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Mining Data

For science and math, I get data mining.  It makes perfect sense, since it can be completely objective and the edges are pretty square.  I even do a little of it myself in researching baseball stuff.  It also makes sense … Continue reading

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Gripping Agrippa

In the midst of this week’s discussion of markup, including TEI, XML, HTML, and more, the thing which has struck my imagination most is Agrippa (A Book of the Dead).  Nominally a 1992 art project between artist Dennis Ashbaugh, author … Continue reading

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