Some Thoughts on the Hacking the Academy Process and Model

I'm delighted that the edited version of Hacking the Academy is now available on the University of Michigan's DigitalCultureBooks site. Here are some of my quick thoughts on the process of putting the book together. (For more, please read the preface Tom Scheinfeldt and I wrote.) 1) Be careful what you wish for. Although we … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Hacking the Academy Process and Model

Thoughts on One Week | One Tool

Well that just happened. It's hard to believe that last Sunday twelve scholars and software developers were arriving at the brand-new Mason Inn on our campus and now have created and launched a tool, Anthologize, that created a frenzy on social and mass media. If you haven't already done so, you should first read the … Continue reading Thoughts on One Week | One Tool

International Network of Digital Humanities Centers

One of the outcomes of the Digital Humanities Summit I recently blogged about is this attempt to create some kind of network of centers. It would be good if a wide range of centers got involved, and this site explains the possible collaborations that could take place, including workshops, projects that span several centers, and … Continue reading International Network of Digital Humanities Centers

Digital Humanities Summit Wrap-up

I've been going to digital humanities conferences of one kind or another for many years now, but last week's summit of digital humanities centers at the National Endowment of the Humanities showed that finally there is extraordinary interest in the field. People in positions of power and influence showed up for the first time. Vint … Continue reading Digital Humanities Summit Wrap-up

Blackboard’s Entry into Web 2.0 Unveiled: Scholar.com

Maybe they should have kept it veiled. I'm surprised at how poorly designed this site is (surely a freshman who knows Ruby on Rails and a little Photoshop could have put together a better social bookmarking site in a week), not to mention that additions to the site are limited to users of the Blackboard … Continue reading Blackboard’s Entry into Web 2.0 Unveiled: Scholar.com