Category Archives: General Announcements

DH Thesis

This is a message from my friend Anderson who was handing out a paper about his thesis during our last class:

Well this is embarrassing…

Everyone who attempted to access my app, I really appreciate it, but Amy Wolfe was kind enough to let me know that I had incorrectly transcribed the URL.

The correct URL for the site is: or

I hope you all will check it out.

Thanks again, Anderson Evans e-mail: twitter: @Anderson_Evans

The Gentle Introduction Resource

The G.I.R. is a Rails based web app that hopes to collect a specific collection of crowdsourced academic resources. This app is maintained by Anderson Evans as the core of his thesis for the MALS degree in Digital Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center.

Draft proposal to document guest lectures

Based on the consensus reached in class, I have drafted a proposal to document guest lectures. I am willing to coordinate planning and initial scheduling. I will post a draft of a more detailed plan with a breakdown of tasks in the Docs area of the Commons group. Please add your suggestions.

Perhaps we should have a name for this team/project/set of tasks. What do people suggest?

Important: Please also look at the roles to see where you might be interested in contributing or suggest other roles. Send a Commons message to me with your contact information if you would like to participate. If you have technical skills, include a brief description of them.

Planning should start immediately in consultation with the instructors, Videography Fellows and class members.

Goal: To document guest lectures of the Digital Praxis Seminar in Fall 2013 on high quality video and audio. The Graduate Center Videography Fellows will record several lectures and post them on the Internet. The lectures that won’t be recorded by the Videography Fellows will be recorded by class members and, when possible, posted online.

(I would suggest that audio be recorded separately from video. The audio files are much easier to handle and could be posted immediately.)


Guest lectures recorded on high quality audio and video

Secure storage of media files with metadata according to best practices

Audio of guest lectures posted online

Outreach to scholars and the public

If the resources are available:

Video of guest lectures posted on the Internet


Planning – instructors, Videography Fellows and class members

Coordinating and initial scheduling – Eileen

Scheduling (ongoing)

Production crew

  • Equipment wranglers
  • Shooters

Post production crew

  • Posting audio online
  • Inputting metadata of audio and video
  • Editing
  • Posting video

Outreach:  Can be led by several people but everyone can participate.

Planned Obsolescence

Hello all,

You may already be aware, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s book Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy is available electronically through Project Muse.

Project Muse 
*This database is accessible from home with an active NYPL card number

We also have access to Project Muse offsite as CUNY students through the Mina Rees Library

If you have any trouble finding it I would be happy to provide instructions with screen shots.