Implicitly Learned: Archival Research

A while back, as part of my minor field readings in History and New Media, I was tasked with creating an interactive story related to historical thinking, the process of archival research, or a historical topic you have researched. I…

Enjoying Austen

I have now a very nice little collection of DVDs of various Jane Austen stories, as well as most of her novels downloaded on my iPad for frequent reading. I never really read Austen until I was in my MSc…

Lev Manovich, Databases, and Me

This week’s assigned reading was Lev Manovich The Language of New Media (Cambridge, Mass. & London, England: The MIT Press, 2001). I suspect I might have gotten more out of parts of this book if I had a better grounding…

Draft Grant Proposal: Questions

What is your inquiry question? What happened during the British capture of Washington in August 1814, and where? What do you want your users to learn? The impact, physical and psychological, of the British capture and destruction of Washington in…