Editors' Choice: Digitization ≠ Repatriation


By: Sarah Emily Bond

This week over at Hyperallergic, I wrote about new exhibits at the British Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum which both engage with the cultural heritage of ancient and medieval Ethiopia. An examination of the Ethiopian cultural heritage held in the libraries and museums of Britain can perhaps demonstrate a seminal point about digitization and…

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Marble relief (Block XLVII) from the North frieze of the Parthenon

Editors' Choice: Meaning chains with word embeddings


By: Ben Schmidt

Matthew Lincoln recently put up a Twitter bot that walks through chains of historical artwork by vector space similarity. https://twitter.com/matthewdlincoln/status/1003690836150792192. The idea comes from a Google project looking at paths that traverse similar paintings. This reminds that I'd meaning for a while to do something similar with words in an embedding space. Word embeddings and image…

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Word embeddings: from word to image

Editors' Choice: reconstitute the world


By: Bethany Nowviskie

[The following is the text of a talk I gave (with changes) as “Reconstitute the World: Machine-Reading Archives of Mass Extinction,” in two different contexts last week. First, I opened the summer lecture series at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School, where I’m privileged to be a faculty member and supporter. Next, I closed…

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Image of poster for the talk

Editors' Choice: Mechanical Kubler - Visual Paths Through Time


By: Matthew Lincoln

I finally got the chance to push through a little idea about walking through visual time with a new Twitter bot I’m calling @MechaKubler. Inspired by Google Cultural Institute’s “X Degrees of Separation”, I was curious to see if it was possible to recreate that app by hand using a more focused collection of works,…

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DHNow: 2017 in Review

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until January 9, but before we go, we’d like to take the time to wrap up 2017. This November marked nine years of publication for Digital Humanities Now. Through the work of our dedicated staff and our generous community of volunteer editors, DHNow continues to build a new model for scholarly communication based on open scholarship, community…

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