More than Beeps and Boops: A Trip to the 2nd Annual North American Conference on Video Game Music

 When we talk about video games, our attention often goes to graphics, gameplay, or story. But there’s another powerful part of the video game experience—music. 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Hyeonjin Park (Mount Holyoke College ’15) traveled to the 2nd annual North American Conference on Video Game Music in Fort Worth, Texas, to learn more about sound’s role in how we play games. In her own words:It was a small audience, but a very interactive one as everyone sat and listened to each … Read More

PEER2PEER:
Democracy, Deregulation, &Discontents

  For two weeks in January, I taught an undergraduate intensive course at Hampshire College on network culture and its discontents as part of my post-baccalaureate residency with 5CollDH.I had been planning the course for months—refining the topic, gathering material for the syllabus, and refining it even more. When I started my digging, I knew I wanted to discuss possible politics and philosophies of networks, but I had no idea where that might lead. My research ended up surprising me continuously, and … Read More

On Walls, Dirt, and Being Wrong:
An Interview with Eric Poehler

  Eric Poehler is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-director of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project, which is funded by Five College Digital Humanities, UMass-Amherst, the UMass-Amherst Department of Classics, the University of Cincinnati Department of Classics, and Cardinal Intellectual Property. He sat down with 5CollDH Post-Bac Jeffrey Moro, who assisted the project in the field this past summer, to talk about the work, technology, and bringing DH into the classroom. JEFFREY MORO: … 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

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