The DHL would like to call your attention to three (we think, cool) new projects this week:
1) After attending the University of Alabama’s Digitorium last week, the DHL staff was introduced to Twine, an open-source tool for telling non-linear stories. Basically, you can create a “choose your own adventure” for your class or research. It’s easy to use and free. If you have questions, please email Gabe (he can even show you the Twine he has been working on). Stay tuned for a planned Twine workshop in November.
2) The Smithsonian’s National American History Museum has just created a 3D exhibit on “Girlhood.” It’s an interesting example of how museums are using DH to reach audiences who cannot physically enter their spaces. Check it out here.
3) Finally, here is an article about a new crowd-source project called Criminal Characters. The article uses the project as a case study to discuss the challenges and opportunities “presented engaging public volunteers to perform research tasks.” If you’ve thought about using crowdsourced transcription projects in your class, this article is good food for thought.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions regarding DH, if you want to write for our blog, or do a podcast. And stay tuned for new episodes of The Lens coming soon!
Have a good week,
Emma, Craig, and Gabe