Introduction to Digital Humanities

RELI/ENGL 39, Fall 2015, University of the Pacific

Author: RAI

Mapping Data

Genre 1 Genre 2

Both of these maps are made with data of the Cushman Collection from Indiana University. The Data set is of the locations of Cushman paintings from all across the United States. The first map was map was made in Palladio which shows a locations of each painting. They have general locations, which doesn’t really show any specificity. While the second map uploaded was made using google fusion tables. It shows the same data, however, it has the distinct advantage of including the nearby major cities and it also includes the states each painting is in. Both maps were made through uploading an open CSV file to the their respective websites. It is evident that the palladio map has far less reference data inbuilt to its native settings, as compared to google fusion tables. In retrospect thinking about the readings done in Digital Humanities on Spacial History, the different types of paintings Cushman did makes more sense when seeing where they are from. As painting of a large building is more likely to be from a place where that was what he as surrounded by, while a painting of nature is far more likely from him being in a rural area.

DH: Cushman exhibit

Digital Humanities, Cushman Graph

This chart displays the amount of pictures from different cities and states by a percentage of pictures uploaded. This is taking into account some are omitted as the data range of states is limited to 100 locations, while there exist many more outside of these parameters. As such the information was sorted by descending amount of photos.

All data can be found on the Charles Cushman Photography collection

Digital Humanities: Thoughts on Omeka

Through the use of Omeka, and the building up of an online exhibit, I learned several things. Foremost, that the building of websites and the galleries that can be displayed on them is exponentially easier with the use of web building tools. As someone who does programming without the use of tools usually this was quite different and quite a lot easier to do. Overall I thought the user interface as a whole was also extremely user friendly and left little to be desired as a base operations programme. In all I found the use of Omeka incredibly easy and would definitely use it again for other projects that I need to.

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