Mac users, try Skitch for annotating images

Sometimes you want to show someone else what you’re looking at online. You can email her a link, post it on Facebook, or share it on Twitter. But sometimes, you need to show someone exactly what you’re seeing. Why? It … Continue reading

Digital Humanities Blog Carnival

The field of the digital humanities has grown significantly over the last decade, and now there is no end of projects to support, ways of thinking to share, and funding opportunities to highlight. The Digital Humanities Blog Carnival is a … Continue reading

Dropbox is an academic’s best friend

Have you ever been writing a paper, working on an article, or organizing a book project — for example — at home, but then need to jot down an idea or insert a phrase of perfectly crafted language while you’re … Continue reading

Four principles of using digital tools to assist humanities research

This post is based on a series of workshops I am developing for humanities graduate students and faculty at the University of California, Davis. While some of what I do in the workshops resembles training on a particular program, I … Continue reading

things learned at THATCampSF

Text mining, a cross between computer science and literary criticism, is a series of techniques available to everyone via Voyeur and the Monk Project. (thanks @silverasm) BookLamp is a book-matching project combining text-mining techniques (graphing pacing, action, dialogue, density, and … Continue reading

Technology-related advice on traveling to Quito, Ecuador

Although my focus here is on traveling from the U.S. to Quito, much of what I recommend applies elsewhere in South America, indeed in much of the world. There’s WIFI everywhere. Ecuador is in the middle of an exciting explosion … Continue reading