The Projector

Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

Required Readings Visualized: Early American Word Clouds

In the previous post, I shared a list of free, online word cloud generators.  In this post, I offer a couple of examples of word clouds put to use!  This … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Best, Free Word Cloud Generators

Word clouds, data clouds, tag clouds, text clouds . . .  Regardless of you call them, everyone seems to like these visual representations of text data.  First popularized over a … Continue reading

March 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Call for Publications: Textshop Experiments, Spring/Summer 2019

This January, I posted a new Call for Papers for the next issue of Textshop Experiments.  This will be an open double-issue with a rolling submission deadline.  My goal here … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Announcement: Textshop Experiments 5 Flash Reason Released

This week, I am pleased to announce the release of the next issue of Textshop Experiments. This is especially noteworthy because it’s the first issue featuring guest editors, and–in addition … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Projector Finds a Hobby

Last week I was happy to report the latest issue of Textshop Experiments was released.  The video essays included in this issue include new work by H. R. Buechler, Jimmy … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

LIVE: Textshop 4 … From Digital to Print

I am happy to announce the release of Textshop Experiments’  Volume 4: From Digital to Print. Contents 100 Questions About Writing And The Future by Jimmy Butts Printed Animals by … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 is for TEXTSHOP

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January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sleep Habits & Literary Production

Sleep deprivation is a major problem these days, leading to a host of physical and emotional problems.  It has been the focus of many studies in recent decades, and, just … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS 4

It’s in the works!  Coming Soon . . .

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

What a Twit!

twit, n.1 Pronunciation: Brit. /twɪt/ U.S. /twɪt/ Forms:  Also 15 twyte. Frequency (in current use): Etymology: < twit v. 1. a.  An act of twitting; a (light) censure or reproach; … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

5

This week I received an email notification from WordPress that five years ago I opened this account / website.  Although I receive about 250 visitors each month now, I have … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper Infographics

Walter Ong’s classic Orality and Literacy will be one of the first texts we’ll read in my “History of Paper” course this fall.  Attached to this reading/discussion, I’ll ask each … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 3

Finally, I’ve come to the last part of this series on student projects…in retrospect, I now wish I’ve created a separate website to host or curate all of these projects.  … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series on student projects from this past semester.  The last post featured videos of place-based historical studies.  This post shares some images from a … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 1

For the next few posts, I wanted to share something a little different: samples of student work produced this past spring.  I’ve been teaching American History courses for the past … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Wide Image July 2017

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Just Released: Textshop Experiments #3

I’m happy to announce the latest issue of Textshop Experiments.  I hope you enjoy it! I haven’t posted in a while and, hopefully, I’ll change that soon!  I’ll share a … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forthcoming Textshop Issues: 2017-2018

Our next issue is only one week away!!! As we make the final edits to the forthcoming issue of TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS . . . Here’s what’s scheduled down the production … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Release of Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

It’s been a busy winter so far.  I’ll resume my monthly posts shortly. In the meantime, in case you missed it, in December, Felix Burgos and I published the second … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

TE Tours and Detours (Special Issue) Coming Soon . . .

Coming in December . . . Textshop Experiments‘ Tours & Detours (Special Issue)…  

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electracy is spreading . . .

Electracy is spreading . . . We are mixing and we were going to (re)mix. One month left to submit to Textshop Experiments‘s Tours & Detours issue. Visit our website … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Video from Textshop Experiments

Our new promotional video / Call for Papers for Textshop Experiments. For our next issue, TOURS & DETOURS, we are accepting traditional essays, video essays, experimental intermedia projects, book reviews, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tours & Detours: Textshop Experiments

CALL FOR PUBLICATIONS Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) http://textshopexperiments.org/ Issue #2: Tours & Detours The theme of this issue, Tours and Detours, is intended to provoke a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Textshop (T)issue

I am pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039). This issue collects a variety of experimental essays, tissues, in one way or another, connected to the … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coming Soon . . . Textshop Experiments Issue 1

Coming Soon . . . Textshop Experiments We are now three weeks away from the release of Issue #1: Textshop (T)issues For our inaugural issue, the editors seek multi-modal projects … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Textshop Experiments Promotional Posters

Textshop Experiments is an open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze the apparatus of … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Short List of Word Cloud Generators

In the last post, I shared four word cloud silhouettes of texts from revolutionary America.  And at the end of 2015, I shared a list DH journals.  I thought it … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Multi-modal Pedagogy & Word Cloud Silhouettes

For the past four years, I have tried to incorporate a digital or multi-modal project in every course I teach. Since not all students are English or History majors, my … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

TEXTSHOP EXPERIMENTS: CALL FOR PAPERS

Textshop Experiments (ISSN: 2377-9039) is a new open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Short List of DH Journals

One of the (many) challenges of incorporating a collaborative DH project into the classroom is finding balance…balance between the scope and content of the course itself and the history, tools … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Progress

Summer plans have been largely restricted to completing my dissertation.  The carousel forever goes round… I’m constantly struggling with finding that perfect balance between argument and narrative, especially with some … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Switching to Summer Gears… and Marcel Lecomte’s “Carnival”

As I switch gears this summer to complete chapters on my dissertation, I predict that I won’t add many posts to this blog throughout the summer. I have nearly completed … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ulmer Textshop Goes Live!

For the past year, I served as an editorial assistant on Greg Ulmer’s collection of essays Electracy: Gregory L. Ulmer’s Textshop Experiments.  The anthology compiles a number of Ulmer’s previously … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

For the Crows: The Remix

I am fan of the work of Punctum Books and the journal postmedieval and, to some extent, those theorists investigating Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO).  I am especially interested in the ways … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interaction, Performance and Introductions to Bodies and Space

I was recently invited to participate in an online discussion on the current state of interactivity in new media art.  The forum is the first in the 2014 series from … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teaching Digital History: A Review

Teaching History in the Digital Age. By T. Mills Kelly. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013. 184 pp. HC $70.00; OA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/dh.12146032.0001.001) This year, nearly three thousand … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Joy’s Joy”: Eileen Joy of Punctum Books Visits UMBC

With help from several groups on campus, Craig Saper and I have announced Eileen Joy as our first guest speaker (in what I hope will be many) related to the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Future of Printing . . . Never Tasted so Good!

The future of printing (and scholarship) is no longer the words on the page, no longer what you think about their conveyed meaning but how you (inter)act, how you create, … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MD/BY/MAIL: Omeka v. WordPress

I originally intended the second part of my review of Omeka to highlight a few specific benefits and problems or limitations in working with the platform.  Things have picked up … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Introduction to Omeka.net

In the past, I’ve been a bit nervous about learning a new program, a new tool, etc.  While studying publishing, I learned Adobe’s Photoshop and InDesign as well as Quark. … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Thought on the Interactivity in Manovich’s New Media

Alexander R. Galloway begins his article “What is New Media? Ten Years After The Language of New Media” by bluntly noting all of the “fluff” being published on the digital.  … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Language of New Media: An Overview

Introduction After recently reading Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History (MIT Press, 2012), Randall Packer and Ken Jordan’s anthology Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality (Norton, 2002), and the collection The … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computing Computing 2.0

Computing: A Concise History By Paul E. Ceruzzi MIT Press, 2012, 175 pages, $11.95, ISBN: 9780262517676 As the previous post points out, my initial reading of Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Computing Computing

The first required reading for my “Digital Humanities” course was Paul E. Ceruzzi’s Computing: A Concise History (MIT Press, 2012).  There’s usually a formula things, to a course’s rubric, to … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse (New York: Siglio, 2012). I’ve been playing with this book for the past couple of months.  I’m sure that poets, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Digital Humanities Course & DH Tool, Part 1

This spring, I have enrolled in an independent study on the Digital Humanities under Professor Helen J. Burgess of the UMBC English Department.  The independent study, taken with three other … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Monograph?

In the past weeks, there’s been a flurry of activity—articles, online posts and blogs, etc.—discussing the future of the monograph. Of course, discussions around the crises in scholarship and criticism … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment