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Blog Following Reflection (Working Class Perspectives and Sport in American History)

Of the blogs I followed this semester, Working Class Perspectives, Radical History Network, A Manly Pasttime, Sport in American History, Programming Historian, and Digital Humanities Now, two proved to be useful for me in the long run: Working Class Perspectives

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Raw draft africa maps project

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New Media Effectiveness (“Aha!”)

Snow Fall, which was an interactive investigative long form journalism piece by the New York Times, tells the story of a disastrous avalanche that killed three skiers. In addition to excellent writing characteristic of journalism, mixing in graphics with maps,

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Week 10 Visualization

This week, Tufte’s Envisioning Information and selected articles, such as Klein’s The Image of Absence implored the reader to imagine presentation of information beyond the usual graphs and charts. In particular, Klein makes an argument showing who Thomas Jefferson wrote

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Week 9 Networks

Networks, what a fascinating topic. Tracing social relationships must be an important part of history, for they are the drivers of how people get to know each other and accomplish things, large and small. To be able to trace some

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Burdick Collection- Digital Collection (baseball, women, tobacco)

For my Digital Collections, I found the Burdick Collection of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. I stumbled across an article about the Digitization project as part of my weekly baseball articles roundup project, and it caught my eye

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Week 7 Maps

I love maps. I’ve spent hours upon hours playing games like Civilization or Risk, while plotting out elaborate road trips using first mapquest and later googlemaps. While working a boring office job, I would sometimes go on GoogleStreets vacations, traveling

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Week 6 Readings Response

This week’s readings highlight the usefulness of large data analysis of textural sources. In Michel et al, it is noted that Google’s effort to digitize books has resulted in over 500 billion words, 361 billion of them in English, of

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Week 5 Readings and OCR Experience

I was thinking while reading Cameron Blevin’s Topic Modeling Martha Ballard’s Diary, does such a social science approach to an individual’s life work, private as it was, take away from the individual experience? I wonder if making the study and

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Johnny Cash Project

For the crowdsourcing assignment, I chose the Johnny Cash Project, which is an art project seeking to present a popular vision of what the man, artist, and music represents. His music is usually my karaoke go-to, so it was a

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