The Joy of Hackfests

May 28, 2013
The Joy of Hackfests

In early May I had the pleasure of participating in a hackfest focused on literary text mining and visualization. The group was composed of a very loosely defined intersection of people from the CWRC, INKE and Voyant Tools projects. It was a joyous event (certainly for me, and for others as well I think),...

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Close, But No Cigar

May 3, 2013
Close, But No Cigar

Around this time two years ago I happily tweeted that I was accepting a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at McGill. I should actually have said that I was accepting a position at McGill along with a nomination for a CRC. My impression at the time was that the institution was making the significant...

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Profile in Fast Company

September 10, 2012
Profile in Fast Company

I’ve been meaning to post a link to a profile article that Adam Bluestein wrote on my digital humanities work in Fast Company. I’ve had a variety of experiences being interviewed, but this has been one of the most positive ones: I had a truly enjoyable extended chat with Adam and he managed to...

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CiteLab Lyrics Project Work Session

April 4, 2012
CiteLab Lyrics Project Work Session

The McGill CiteLab is a newly formed group – we’re starting small, with Andrew Piper and Mark Algee-Hewitt. As a forthcoming post will explain in more detail, we’re inspired by groups like the Stanford Literary Lab, though our own interests go beyond literary texts to include a wide range of cultural artifacts (though still...

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Day of DH Blogging Tweeting

March 29, 2012
Day of DH Blogging Tweeting

For DayOfDH 2012 I stitched together some things using Storify.

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Voyant Workshop at DH2012 in Hamburg

February 3, 2012
Voyant Workshop at DH2012 in Hamburg

  Introduction to Distant Reading Techniques with Voyant Tools, Multilingual Edition You have a collection of digital texts, now what? This workshop provides a gentle introduction to text analysis in the digital humanities using Voyant Tools, a collection of free web-based tools that can handle larger collections of texts, be they digitized novels, online news...

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