And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: End user studies…

And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: End user studies...:

chaucergirlinaber:

It has been a difficult few weeks, however my third written piece of work has finally been submitted and please find below an extract from it. Whilst I’ve no doubt that within a week or so I will read over this and cringe at its lack of insight and poor writing, as of now it is as good as I can…

And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: End user studies…

And for to see, and eek for to be seie.: End user studies...:

chaucergirlinaber:

It has been a difficult few weeks, however my third written piece of work has finally been submitted and please find below an extract from it. Whilst I’ve no doubt that within a week or so I will read over this and cringe at its lack of insight and poor writing, as of now it is as good as I can…

Inaugural issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities

Inaugural issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities:

The debates around the role of ‘theory’ in digital humanities are debates about the relationship between saying and doing.

- Natalia Cecire


The Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673) is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous quarter.

The Journal of Digital Humanities offers expanded coverage of the digital humanities in three ways. First, by publishing scholarly work beyond the traditional research article. Second, by selecting content from open and public discussions in the field. Third, by encouraging continued discussion through peer-to-peer review.

The Journal of Digital Humanities selects content from the Editors’ Choice pieces from Digital Humanities Now, which highlights the best scholarship—in whatever form—that drives the field of digital humanities field forward. The Journal of Digital Humanities provides three additional layers of evaluation, review, and editing to the pieces initially identified by Digital Humanities Now.

The Journal of Digital Humanities and Digital Humanities Now are produced by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

So proud to be a part of this!!! (Moya)

Making Things in the Digital Humanities

Making Things in the Digital Humanities:

jackflaps:

Lots of good stuff here about designing tools as a way of directly engaging in producing memory, while also keeping out of the usual academic traps of dispassionate analysis or talking about one’s province of practicing humanities as separate from all the others. There’s more here than I can really touch on in a brief summary, plus there’s lots of good links to other articles to read. Recommended if you care about the DH stuff I post.

But man, I’ve been out of the game for so long doing the librarian thing that I had trouble keeping up with the language here! I miss being a real historian sometimes.

if (!isNative()){return false:}: De-People-ing Native Peoples in Sid Meiers Colonization

if (!isNative()){return false:}: De-People-ing Native Peoples in Sid Meiers Colonization:

One of the tenants of critical code studies is that there is often extra functional significance to code. It would seem like code written to model indigenous peoples within a game already critiqued for its offensive nature would be a likely candidate for extra functional significance. On one hand, the fact that indigenous peoples are so close to playable, literally one character away from being playable, is intriguing. Once we flip that switch, the game exposes exactly how limited the Natives are.

What should we make of the fact that much of what defines Native peoples in Colonization is enacted through the negation of abilities granted to the colonial powers in the game? There is no way around it; at the level of the scripts the game systematically and explicitly removes things like civic development from Native civilizations. We can actually see the sections of the code that strip away particular features of what it means to be a robust people in the game. In this sense we could say that we can see the colonialism of the game represented in the colonialism of the code. With that said, it is clear that this is a relatively efficient way to write code for the game’s peoples. The Natives are not the result of special creation. In effect, the scripts speak them into existence at the level of code as a defunct, stripped, and inhibited version of their oppressors. To what extent do we think it matters exactly how the rules of colonialism are enacted in the scripts? Until the guidance from some discussions in the Civ Modder community prompted us to look under the “hood” of the game we did not know exactly how things like peoples were modeled in the game. We could argue that this is simply an efficient way to enact the experience of the game, one that is largely borrowed from the earlier Colonization games, and one that is actually fundamentally different in the Spain and Inca expansion pack for Civilization V.

brogigayo: equalitopia: 100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who…



brogigayo:

equalitopia:

100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who Would Murder Their Gay Child

@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published a collection of 100 horrifying tweets where people said that they would murder their child if he or she was gay. These tweets were all posted within 24 hours.

From the Storify post:

On March 12, 2012, the hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic. People used this hashtag to “tweet to” their future child. Here are 100 real tweets from real people — all within 24 hours — saying they would murder their child if he or she was gay.

View the Tweets


also i bet a lot of these fuckers are anti-choice

save the fetuses but kill the actual gay children

Empowering Women and Underrepresented Communities To Code, Create and Innovate

Empowering Women and Underrepresented Communities To Code, Create and Innovate:

Join Reset San FranciscoPhil Ting and Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant for a conversation on diversity in the technology field to raise awareness about the shortage of women and minorities in technology and ways to bridge the digital divide.

"Academics are not the end of the world. You are not competing with anybody. You are just born to…"

“Academics are not the end of the world. You are not competing with anybody. You are just born to shine, not to compete with anybody except yourself. Your life is not worth a degree. Your happiness is not worth a degree. There is no time attached to what God wants you to be or who *you* want to be. Take it easy. We love you not only because of your intelligence, but because you are *you*. Take a deep breath. Go to sleep. I love you.”

-

my father, after i called him at 1am sobbing from exhaustion and stress and anxiety. best if read in a broad igbo accent :)

i’d been feeling the emotional load of school and other shit that had just drained me, so i was up crying too hard to sleep and feeling that crushing loneliness. so i called my father.

(via thefeeloffree)

Girl I Love your daddy for his words and I Love you, because you are you. Don’t let that institution fuck with your Soul. #BlackgirlsarefromtheFuture.

(via newmodelminority)