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Developing Things (Ramsay, Rockwell)

The core debate behind this paper is whether scholarly work published in print or online holds the same significance in the academic community. During a rapid period of digital change taking place within our world, certain areas of change experience moral debate as they shift. Another issue present in this article is how analysis taking… Read More »

Urban Electoral Coalitions in the Age of Immigration

This paper comments on the structure of the political system, specifically the relationship between minority groups and their need to increase their limited political experience. When a minority candidate looks to run for office, the need the support of a major  political party or various other groups to, “obtain the political resources needed to win… Read More »

The Southern Rite of Human Sacrafice

This rather unique article shine light on the history of lynching. Donald Mathews argues, “that lynching can be understood as a religious ritual, a symbolic act as pregnant with religious meanings as with political meanings.” Furthermore, the history if lynching is our course conversational, yet in order to have clear and honest debate about its… Read More »

Graphical Approaches to the Digital Humanities

For this week, we read the article, Graphical Approaches to the Digital Humanities by Johnna Drucker. The first main point to outline are the different types of graphical representations that are used. The following is a short list of potential mediums to display data, many being used across the same data which might reveal different… Read More »

Text Analysis

The following article by Lauren Klein expressed both an interesting historical story and the significance of text analysis under these conditions. Lauren Klein prefaces the story by outlining the relationship between Jefferson and his servant James. Regarding text analysis, we see to determine the true relationship between James and Jefferson and specifically, in regards to… Read More »

Topic Modeling

Topic modeling is a unique approach to extract information and digest the results from a collection of documents. This article defines topic modeling as, understanding “buckets of words,” and providing seductive but obscure results in the forms of easily interpreted (and manipulated) “topics.” There remain many tools within the field of topic modeling, and specifically,… Read More »

Text Analysis and Visualization

The power of text is stressed. A clear understanding should be laid as the power of text remains, even as other forms of visual contact take off. As million of hours of Youtube and other visual digital forms are uploaded by the minute, most is categorized by text, a major feature that we ca use… Read More »

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