¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 My volunteer work for DHNow covered the week of Dec 12 – 18. It was a pleasant process overall, although there were some technical bumps now and then. I feel our fellow students have pointed out quite some of the technical issues, so just a few brief comments:
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 As one can see in the Subscribed Feeds page, there are a lot of feeds and not that much of content update. One thing that came to mind was an easy way to nominate new feeds, which is there through the Nominate This bookmarklet, but would also be nice to have in the main interface. Also, I wondered if it would be better if Editors-at-Large could provide some comments on specific feeds, or if such feedback was better handled in-house.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Another thing I would have liked is an interface where I can see whether my nominations were approved or not. The lack of feedback made me wonder if I am helping; but it could also be that my nominations were not posted.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 I do think that none of my nominations were actually posted, but here are some of the things I found relevant. Not from the Pressforward feed, but a workshop announcement from Data & Society. Data & Society is an interesting organization that conducts research and hosts events about the implication of digital technology in our society. While they are not exactly humanities-focused, their work is very interdisciplinary and they have a well-updated links page for readings, events and opportunities. The event below might also be of interest to DHists:
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 These presentation slides that presents open source tools used in existing projects (à la How Did They Make That?) were interesting, because there were quite a lot of tools I did not hear of:
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 The FIRST BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS: The African Presence in The Dominican Republic project from the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute was quite impressive in the amount of work and resources that were put together. I also found interesting this sound studies treatment on speech act, although I am not familiar with the field, about female voices that narrate black deaths.