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Machine Learning: A Primer: A DH Review

Machine Learning: A Primer Speaker: Achim Koh CUNY Graduate Center Today, many critics push to make our algorithmic world transparent, to remove the cover on “black box” machines and expose and deconstruct the systems by which these computers run. The scope of this feat, itself, appears daunting, algorithms lain in dense webs and expressed in arcane and protected jargon, yet…

“Digital Accessibility and the Making of a Meta Maker Movement” A Talk by Dr. Joshua Miele hosted by GC Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY on Thursday, October 20, 2016

On Thursday, October 20 at 6:30pm, Dr. Joshua Miele, of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, gave a talk on “Digital Accessibility and the Making of a Meta Maker Movement” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Dr. Miele was invited by GC Digital Initiatives to discuss the fundamental understanding of accessibility within the maker movement, and the work he and his team has done to provide blind makers the necessary tools and resources they need to help design their own tools in order to engage in the maker movement. Dr. Miele emphasised the significance of collaboration between blind and sighted people, and the inclusion of blind people throughout the design process and in the management and running of an accessible makerspace.

NYU Center for the Humanities hosts “Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet” event on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The NYU Center for the Humanities held an event entitled “Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet”on Tuesday September 27 at 6 p.m. that addressed the concept of “distracted reading,” or the idea that students’ attention is being diverted to technology rather than their class work. Speakers at the event, which was moderated by Marion Thain, Associate…

Textual Analysis and Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are an intrinsic part of the Western cultural narrative. As such, their stories are ever evolving, reflecting the mores and historical and sociological context of their time. The fairy tales of today—heavily influenced by Disney’s adaptations—were built on previous generations’ versions, which developed out of previous versions, and so on. They have been retold first through oral storytelling,…

Were Terry Pratchett’s Final Works Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease?: An Analysis into Vocabulary Trends within the Discworld Series, Post Diagnosis

INTRODUCTION Regardless of type or style, writers cannot help but put themselves on the page, and so none of their biographies would seem complete without drawing attention to their subjects’ craft directly. By the extension of this thought, what could we learn about ourselves if we took all of what we have written down and stored both online and offline…

Open Source, Web-Based Teaching and the Digital Humanities: “Critical Approaches to Teaching With Web-based Technologies,” Workshop Provided by CUNY Teaching & Learning Center

EVENT IN BRIEF The workshop “Critical Approaches to Teaching With Web-based Technologies,” run by Andrew G. McKinney of the CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching & Learning Center, centered around the exploration and implementation of non-proprietary, web technologies for educational purposes. We discussed important technologies, resources, and concepts such as WordPress, blogs, digital assignment hybridization, educational crowdsourcing, and online community engagement, as well…

Omeka/Neatline Skillshare

This instructional video details how a novice humanist can set up Omeka and Neatline locally.* Below are the links you will need to set up: MAMP ImageMagick Omeka Neatline What is Omeka and Neatline?  Omeka is an open-source web-publishing software, which is often used by digital humanists to create and build digital exhibitions and collections with various types of media. Omeka has…