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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

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

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

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

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

November 21, 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

Digital Exhibition: Mill Girls

During the Fall 2015 semester, I helped Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci teach a graduate seminar entitled “Women and American Periodicals” at UMBC.  The course highlighted some of the United States’ most … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 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

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

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