Copper & Control: A Progress Update from 5CollDH Fellow Wouter Schievink

Context Quotes:“We shape our tool, thereafter they shape us” – Father John Culkin“A computer is nothing but the actualization of man’s greatest desire to possess and control” – The Pattern On The Stone“In order to skillfully operate instruments a human being must internalize aspects of those instruments into their kinesthetic and perceptual habits.” – Joseph WeizenbaumWorking with any specific taxonomy of tools encourages me to leap into holes which exceed my height. For instance, I’ll get sucked into 3D printing, … Read More

Meet Rebelmouse, or DIY Digital Curation

Occasionally, my fellow post-bacs and I will write blog posts highlighting different tools that we use in our work with Five College Digital Humanities. There’s no want for sites all over the Internet that offer similar information, many of which are able to go far more in depth than we have space for here in the Sandbox. Rather than offering yet another full-throated defense (or condemnation, as the preferences may be) of Zotero, Omeka, or any of the more common … Read More

Meet the Tumblr API + Markup!

This quick sandbox post is primarily for people who:   – are familiar with using Tumblr as a casual blogging platform, – have some basic sense of HTML, and  – want to combine these skill sets to make a custom process blog for DH project(s). What is the Tumblr API?   An Application Programming Interface (API) is a just an overly technical term for how a set of software works—i.e. what information it has access to (variables) and the ways … Read More