Author Archives: Tom Lewek

Group Post, end/line

Over the past week, the community management and development teams have diverged to work more deeply on their responsibilities, with the project director and manager facilitating everything in between. On the community management team, Michael has continued to build our Twitter presence–we decided to favorite and retweet more digital humanists discussing areas that might relate, […]

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end/line Weekly Diary: 19 March

After multiple weeks of communicating the project’s purpose, organizing the makeup of our team, and establishing concrete deadlines, it’s time to show our (early) work. During Wednesday class, it became clear that I had few different—though equally important—threads of work to coordinate as project director and project manager. First, while we had already established a […]

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end/line Weekly Diary and Biographical Statement

Everything keeps moving—that has been the most important aspect of the past week. Steve Zweibel’s visit to class last Wednesday was informative, and his presentation encouraged me to articulate, in our data management plan, how we can document our conversations and development processes for those interested in the project in the future. Brian’s sketch of […]

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end/line Data Management Plan

Our data management plan is now available via our GitHub repository.

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Sustainable (and Political?) Research Practices

While data management plans might seem like pro forma requirements for digital humanities grants, they also encourage scholars to chronicle the details of and the infrastructures that support their projects. For example, a grant application to digitize a mural in New Mexico mentions that “hundreds of digital images will be stitched together to create a […]

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Delving into the Details: Data Types, Project Resources, and Wireframes for end/line

After organizing into teams and assigning roles and responsibilities to team members, we’ve certainly entered the “praxis” phase of this course. While the proposal process dealt mostly in generalities, the past week has forced us to transform some of our vague ideas into actionable tasks by cataloging data types, clarifying project resources, and wireframing important […]

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Pulling It Together

After the rush of last week, I’ve started to focus on the details of end/line (the new, group-approved name for the “encoding as close reading” project). I’ll be serving as project director and project manager, articulating its overall vision and ensuring that our group of five keeps it on track. Obviously, the need to communicate […]

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END/LINE: Revised Project Workplan

It begins. Our revised project workplan is available in our GitHub repository: https://github.com/tlewek/encoded-poetry/blob/master/project-workplan.md

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19 February Journal: The Labor of Digital Humanities

The breadth and depth of the list of workshops for this year’s NYC DH Week articulates one of the first questions this class addressed last semester: “digital humanities: singular or plural?” Not only were the workshops on established fields like digital editions but there were also ones on emerging fields like physical computing and (in […]

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Revised Project Proposal: Encoding as Close Reading

My revised proposal is now available on GitHub. During revision, it became clear that practicing digital humanities both requires iteration and underscores how more traditional humanistic practices (e.g. individual research, writing, and publishing) rely on iteration but often erase traces of it. Before going any further, it’s probably helpful to define “iteration” in this context […]

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  • Welcome to Digital Praxis 2016-2017

    Encouraging students think about the impact advancements in digital technology have on the future of scholarship from the moment they enter the Graduate Center, the Digital Praxis Seminar is a year-long sequence of two three-credit courses that familiarize students with a variety of digital tools and methods through lectures offered by high-profile scholars and technologists, hands-on workshops, and collaborative projects. Students enrolled in the two-course sequence will complete their first year at the GC having been introduced to a broad range of ways to critically evaluate and incorporate digital technologies in their academic research and teaching. In addition, they will have explored a particular area of digital scholarship and/or pedagogy of interest to them, produced a digital project in collaboration with fellow students, and established a digital portfolio that can be used to display their work. The two connected three-credit courses will be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters as MALS classes for master’s students and Interdisciplinary Studies courses for doctoral students.

    The syllabus for the course can be found at cuny.is/dps17.

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