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Swap in your own images for Google Maps

November 24th, 2006

Following a conversation we had a few weeks ago in class, it looks like someone’s created a new service that will allow you to swap in your own images in place of Google’s default maps (for their web-based Maps service). Check it out here.

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Additional Copyright resources

November 21st, 2006

Didn’t assign these in time, but a few additional resources for pragmatic guidelines:

Presentation schedule

November 21st, 2006

Based on requests in the previous thread, here’s the current schedule for project presentations. If you’re not on here, leave a comment on this post with your request and I’ll update the list.

November 28th

  • Gwen White
  • Jenny Reeder
  • Bill Andrews
  • Jennifer Levasseur
  • Dieter Stenger
  • Alan Walker
  • Thomas Jenkins

    December 5th

  • Billy Wade
  • James Garber
  • Thomas Jenkins
  • Steven Scott
  • Misha Griffith
  • Amanda Bennett
  • Jeff Bowers
  • John Lillard
  • Karin Hill
  • Tad Suiter

DC Area Technology & Humanities Forum (December 5th)

November 21st, 2006

For anyone interested:

Scholarship 2.0: What Web 2.0 means for Digital Humanists

Tuesday December 5th from 5-7pm, Research 1 Room 462, Center for History & New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

This fall’s Washington DC Area Forum on Technology and the Humanities focuses on the opportunities and challenges presented by Web 2.0 technologies for digital humanists. Speakers will include Bryan Alexander on “Web 2.0 and Digital Humanists,” Dan Cohen on “Zotero and the Next Generation of Scholarly Research,” and Eddie Maloney on “When is an ePortfolio not an ePortfolio? Georgetown University’s Digital Notebook project.”

More info here

Project Presentations

November 14th, 2006

So, we need to schedule final project presentations: I’m figuring that we’ve got 7 slots on November 28th, and 10 slots on Dec. 5th. In the great tradition of calling shotgun on long car rides, use the comment thread below to claim a spot on whatever day you prefer (if you’ve got a particular need for one day over another, explain below or in a separate e-mail, and I’ll adjust accordingly).

Remember, these are by no means expected to be final presentations, and so I’d encourage you to consider the benefits of presenting earlier rather than later…

More on scholarship…

November 7th, 2006

Unfortunately, in the crush of various things last week I managed to forget to post additional readings under the heading of “Scholarship”...we’ll be fine for class itself, but here are a few additional things worth looking at:

  • Sophie – a new authoring system for electronic books
  • GAM3R 7H30RY – the first text produced with Sophie
  • Vectors – Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular (out of USC)

A few Map-related links:

October 17th, 2006


October 3rd, 2006

In prepping for class, I realized that I should have linked to some examples of what remix culture actually looks like – that in mind, check out the Wikipedia page for ‘Mashup’ for some samples…

Fellow (if virtual) colleagues…

September 24th, 2006

Bill Turkel beat me to mentioning it, but he’s teaching a similar class to ours (Digital History: Methodology for the Infinite Archive ) up at the University of Western Ontario. I’d strongly encourage you all to check out his syllabus and, particularly, browse his students’ blogs; hopefully, we can engage in some healthy cross-course discussion (especially as both courses share many of the same readings).

Bryan Andrachuk
Lauren Burger
Diana Dicklich
Kelly Lewis
Molly Macdonald
Adam Marcotte
Carling Marshall
Kevin Marshall
Jeremy Sandor

Web 101 Presentation

September 19th, 2006

At long, delayed last: the Web 101 presentation