Exploring topics from different perspectives: #multifacetedapproach

I enjoyed my training as an DHA and am excited for the upcoming year. The interdisciplinary nature makes the field extremely broad, requiring us to take a #multifacetedapproach. I really enjoy this dynamic aspect about digital humanities. As a result, I made the following meme.

I am excited to learn more and expand my horizons further in my work as a DHA!

The End of the Beginning and #PreparingforInsightfulChallenges

I finished my first week of Digital Humanities training and it was really fascinating – the word that comes to mind is “insightful.” It was definitely not what I was expecting so far as I was expecting the focus to more be on concrete skills than discussion and mental exercises but this had no impact on my enjoyment of the training. From what I heard of how DH works, I decided upon this meme:

I am really excited and intrigued for what’s to come next and I am sure I will need to take on new skills and difficulties. These difficulties are bound to be fascinating and something I  learn from which is why my hashtag is #preparingforinsightfulchallenges.

Ready for #RoundTwo!

Training week has ended which means it’s time to really get started! I decided to summarize digital scholarship in the following meme, showcasing what I have learned this week:

After being abroad last term, I’m excited to see how our digital projects have evolved and what new projects may be coming our way!

First Dive into Digital Humanities #packingforanewadventure

I finished a week of Digital Humanities training and here is what I think of Digital Humanities now……

Digital Humanities Fry - NOT SURE IF DIGTAL OR HUMANITIES Futurama Fry

Digital Humanities is interdisciplinary and involves a variety of information and tools. Through the training, I found Digital Humanities more interesting and harder to grasp the whole concept of itself, and it keeps me thinking of its unlimited possibilities.

Finally, my hashtag for the training is……#packingforanewadventure. I’m excited about exploring the world of Digital Humanities!

Ready for another year of Digital Humanities! #backtoit

We have a new cast and crew, but we’re ready to get #backtoit. With five new DHAs joining us this year, you can expect we’ll be involved with quite a few projects this year; please look forward to it! And since we’re ready, a Spongebob meme seems appropriate:

Meme from a Spongebob Squarepants scene. Bouncer: Welcome to the Salty Spitoon how tough are ya? Bodybuilder: How tough am I? I once uploaded a hundred items' worth of media files to an Omeka site. Bouncer: Yeah so? Bodybuilder: One of the files was named "Pride&Prejudice #1.mp4 (2).png" Bouncer: Right this way
“Oh?… So you don’t need to hear about the… unstandardized name entry fields?”

(After all, in the end, a good portion digital humanities is figuring out how to present data in a way that hides just how messy it actually is—or was.)

Hello! My name is Kunsang:)

Hello! My name is Kunsang and I am a senior Math major. I am eager to be a DHA so I could develop my skills on various tools that digital humanities pertains to. I love learning new programming languages and algorithms but I’ve never quite ventured into the arts of digital humanities – this will be a fresh and an exciting experience! Over the summer, I worked as a sales development representative intern and the job required learning about various sales tools in a short period of time, in addition to data analysis and visualizations. I believe these skills will definitely prove to be helpful as a DHA.

Outside my class, I am in Carleton choir and sometimes join Synchrony dances for the good energy. I also love watching movies, playing chess, and doing yoga during my leisure hours!

You can also see the introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.

Alan’s Introduction

Hello! I’m Alan. I am a senior psychology major at Carleton and this is my first year working as a DHA. I look forward to learning different methods and approaches that scholars take to tackle projects in digital humanities. I am also excited to learn about different ways to apply data and creative methods to scrape data when working in the realm of humanities.

Currently, I am working on a non-fiction essay film about herders in China and how their traditional lifestyle/relationship to the environment are changing as different technologies are introduced into their lives. I am also developing this into a larger project. I am trying to investigate the distance between personal identity and traditional culture of the younger generation, exploring how does the coming of age in the modern era influence our identities.

You can also see the introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.

Miyuki’s Introduction

Hi, my name is Miyuki, a sophomore and a potential History and Studio Art double major from Tokyo, Japan. This is my first year working as a Digital Humanities Associate. I am interested in the relationship between history and people/society, and I think that Digital Humanities enables us to find a variety of ways to interact with history and it encourages us to think of a better society. I am excited to push myself into this field and learn new digital skills to combine with my academic interests.

Besides the associate, I have been working on managing a blog to share experiences of studying abroad with Japanese students as a co-manager of students’ organization.

In my leisure time, I love drawing, painting, taking photographs, listening to music, and singing, and traveling. Besides, I belong to the Carleton Orchestra and play the viola.

You can also see the introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.

Luna’s (Re-)Introduction

Hi! My name is Luna Yee and I’m now a junior Computer Science major (I plan to double major with Linguistics and minor in Cognitive Science). This is my second consecutive year as a Digital Humanities Associate; last year, I worked on typesetting in LaTeX for the Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies (UJHS), tutoring students in Omeka (in-person and via online tools) for the Global Religions in Minnesota class, and managing the back-end of our other student-content online publications—namely the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management (PCWM) Area Digital Collection and the Carleton Guide to Medieval Rome (CGMR; updated site coming soon!)—among other projects.

While in academics I mostly focus on the development side of the digital sphere—that is, computer programming and algorithmic studies and research—I find that working in the Digital Humanities offers a diverse and fulfilling scope in which to apply such tools. DH allows us to use digital technologies not only to study human histories, cultures, and conditions but also to spread such information to a wider audience.

Outside of the realm of digital work and studies, I fancy myself an avid reader and discerning fan of fiction in all media—even though I find myself rarely with enough time to consume the material—and have developed a penchant for writing over the course of the years. I also love music (that is, listening to music; it’s been quite some time since I actively played an instrument) and the study of music perception and cognition.

You can also see the introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.

Grace’s Introduction

Hi! I’m Grace, a junior history major from New Jersey, and this will be my second year working as a Digital Humanities Associate. I just returned from studying abroad in Italy where I managed a program blog and assisted with the Carleton Guide to Medieval Rome.

Although I’m a history major, I’ve always had an interest in technology and have some experience in computer science, haven taken courses at Carleton and worked in website creation since high school. For me, Digital Humanities is a way to combine both of these interests and I love seeing how STEM can transform and aid humanities-based research.

In my free time, I love reading, cross word puzzles, and listening to music. Asides from being a DHA, I work in the Off-Campus Studies Office and have a radio show on KRLX.

You can also see the introduction at Digital Humanities @Carleton College page.