• Introducing 5CDH.space!

    Check out our new community web hosting program.

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  • Meet our Undergrad Fellows

    Announcing seven new outstanding 5CollDH scholars and their year-long projects.

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  • Apply for a DH Microgrant

    We accept applications from students and student-led groups throughout the
    academic year. Deadlines are on the 1st of every month.

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  • From the Blog: Locating Zines

    2015-16 undergrad fellow Nora Miller on force maps,
    CardoDB, twine, and making your own methodology.

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  • From the Blog: Travelling Shot Over 26000 Miles

    5CollDH Microgrant recipient Lucas C. Ospina recaps his thesis
    installation on surveillance, imaging technologies, cybernetics, and space.

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  • From the Blog: Dominicano Donde Sea

    Microgrant Recipient Omar Pineda on 60 Years of Globalization, Migration,
    and Integration in the Nikkei Dominican Community

Sandbox: The 5CollDH Blog

Virtual Reality in Higher Education: Using VR to Understand and Explore Metaphysics
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This year’s Five College Postdoctoral scholar of Digital Humanities and Blended Learning, Jeffrey Vadala challenged his Hampshire College class to produce virtual reality representations of ancient beliefs systems for the class Anthropologically Critiquing Reality. Influenced by the “Ontological Turn,” this class explores how ontological and metaphysical systems shape societies around the world. For a semester-long project, Hampshire college students learned to use VR tools while independently researching ancient Maya or Pompeiian... Read More

Memetic Engines of Anticapitalism (2017-2018 Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)
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By T.X. Watson When I was interviewed for the Valley Advocate podcast, Gina Beavers asked me what my most comfortable medium was as an artist. Since I was on camera, I couldn’t just shrug and say “iunno,” so I put a little effort into coming up with an answer. I wound up citing George Orwell’s essay “Why I Write,” which I cite pretty often because it works really well... Read More

Cycles of Reconciliation by Lehua Matumoto (2017-2018 Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)
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Amherst College’s Lehua Matsumoto built an interactive virtual reality environment that introduces students and interested users to the natural world surrounding Amherst College and the Western Massachusetts area. Noting a general lack of understanding local native American history, knowledge, and epistemology, Lehua’s project is designed to help people explore and create awareness of local indigenous ecological knowledge. This virtual reality experience will provide users an interactive showcase of plants and... Read More

Why Bare Hands? Why RYSE-UP? (2017-2018 Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)
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2017-2018 Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellow Key Estime is producing a hybrid project that articulates a digital video ethnography with a hypermedia web experience. Called “RYSE-UP,” this work explores the needs of youth in the RYSE Program; which stands for Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment Program. Why Bare Hands? Why RYSE-UP? By Key Estime In the 21st century, the youth of the United States struggle to prepare for their futures... Read More

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