Information Use in Local Contexts

For Dr Amelia Gibson’s Information Behavior in Local Contexts course, I presented to the class on ‘Information Use in Local Contexts.’ My interpretations from the assigned readings led me to focus on information use in terms of visualizations and literacies.

The presentation is embedded below.  To see the accompanying speaker notes, click on the gear icon and select ‘Open speaker notes.’

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Timemapping presentation

For our final presentations in JJ’s Digital Art History course, we were directed to put together a 5 minute presentation on our favourite projects from the semester, and I chose timemaps.  I didn’t make one this semester, but ran across them for another class and when building the timelines for this class.

To see the accompanying notes, click the gear underneath the presentation to select ‘Open Speaker Notes.’

Testing of Online Timeline Options

It’s a challenge to find a good timeline application.  In part, this is because timelines are so unwieldy to begin with.  But this is also due to the diversity of purposes for timelines.  Some folks want to track the life of one notable person (see Kelsey or Lauren’s post).  Others are looking to track the highlights of a period or topic (see Erin’s post).  Others still use timelines to track the development of a particular object or media (see Colin’s post).  I chose none of the above, and instead am tracking family history.  Continue reading “Testing of Online Timeline Options”

Google Maps as a means of enacting digital humanities

For our second assignment in JJ’s Digital Art History course, we created a map that would incorporate multiple layers and associated multimedia.  For my map, the layers represent the places in which I’ve lived.  The individual locations and routes represent oft frequented or well enjoyed locations. Continue reading “Google Maps as a means of enacting digital humanities”