Category Archives: DH in the News

One DH Project to Rule Them All

For reals! A timeline of the history of the universe.

Day of Digital Humanities Sign Up Link

Click here to sign up for Day of Digital Humanities. You must sign up BEFORE Tuesday, March 27th, so that the administrator can approve your account.

Visualization OTD

Five Years of Every NBA Shot Attempt, Visualized:

Is this fast-thinking viz or slow?

Coding and Digital Humanities Scholarship

Four posts on coding and DH. Hoping that we’ll have time next week to extend our conversation of “codes” in Sherlock to the process– and meaning– of coding.

Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualization

A blog post on the differences between visualizations that ask you to think quickly, and visualizations that make you think slow. Interesting to think of in light of how Sherlock the show demonstrates how Sherlock the character solves crimes.

Daily Peak Time Travel Distance on London’s Tube Network:
Fast viz or slow?

DH in the News: More Gender, and Image Analysis Too

In “Things We Share,” Miriam Posner responds to the post about DH and gender that I linked to the other day.

On another note, Lev Manovich has posted about QTIP software, an image-processing application that can be hooked into his ImagePlot tool, a tool for visualizing large sets of digital images.

Below, using QTIP with ImagePlot to compare 580 van Gogh paintings (left) vs. 580 Gauguin paintings (right):

What do you see?

The DH Debate Continues

Don’t Circle the Wagons” is Bethany Nowviskie’s most recent post on gender, digital humanities, and the importance of establishing (and sustaining) communities of practice. The post, as well as the comments, are terrific. I’m putting this on the docket for Thursday’s class discussion!

The Differentiation of Literary and Nonliterary Diction

Ted Underwood, an English professor at the University of Illinois, uses an R/MySQL infrastructure to graph the differentiation of literary and nonliterary diction in the period between 1700 and 1900. Having just played around with the Voyant Tools, you might find his discussion of diction vs. style interesting.


Tagxedo is a new word cloud tool with a bunch of customization options:

Here’s the Tagxedo gallery. And here’s 101 things to do with Tagxedo.

Visualizations of Temporal Processes

Lev Manovich put together this list of innovative visualizations of temporal processes (with a couple of tools thrown into the mix).