We’ve found that some of us have had trouble using Python on Windows. There have been two problems: first, using an easy text editor. Second, getting your command window to stay open. Here’s how to do both, below the fold. Continue reading Using python on Windows
We’re now working on each of us having our own installation of Omeka, so that people can a) have the experience of maintaining an instance of it, and b) compare it to other CMS’s, such as WordPress and Drupal.
Please follow the directions on Omeka.org. These are described as “7 Easy Steps for Installing with LAMP server setup,” but they do take some trial and error. For some further newbie tips, keep reading. Continue reading Mounting Omeka
Just a short followup to our in-class discussion of Matt Jockers’s Macroanalysis. Not surprisingly, much of Jockers’s general message was preaching to the converted, given that we’re all here as volunteers interested in the digital humanities. Not surprisingly, much of what we had to say in terms of general appreciation, statistical methodology, presentation, and so forth has been covered in the blogosphere in one place or another or another or another. But still, there were some intriguing challenges and questions, both in terms of the DH methodology and in terms of the literary analysis. One area in particular bridged the two: the consideration of literature as part of the culture industry.
In our first class, naturally, we talked about what DH is, which led to the consideration of what qualifies someone as a DH practitioner. And that discussion turned out to be pretty enlightening, with the use of some provocative (in a good sense) metaphors.
This is the first time I’ve designed a DH course (though far from the first course I’ve designed, of course). It wasn’t an easy process, and the product is necessarily idiosyncratic, but, writing the afternoon before the class’s first meeting, I’m pretty excited. Continue reading Designing a course