Editors' Choice: The Geospatial West - Georectifying Historical Native American Space


By: Jen Andrella

Earlier this week I came across an unusual map in the Library of Congress’ digitized collections. Part of what made this map such a fascinating find was the addendum of metadata about the map’s creation. A Blackfoot man referred to as “Ackomak-Ki” or “The Feathers” sketched this birds-eye view of the upper Missouri River and…

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“An Indian Map of the Upper Missouri, 1801” derived from an original sketch by Ackomak-Ki, with later contributors Peter Fidler and J.G. Kohl (c.1850)

Editors' Choice: Breaking Bandersnatch - Using Twine to Teach Digital Project Development


By: Jim McGrath

In the press that followed the December 2018 release of the Netflix interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, several references were made to the use of Twine in the project’s development process. While early stages of planning utilized Post-it notes and whiteboards, the Bandersnatch team eventually turned to Twine, “which is often used to design video…

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Editors' Choice: On Virtual Auras - The Cultural Heritage Object in the Age of…


By: Melissa Terras, John Hindmarch, and Stuart Robson

We’re really pleased to see the release of a new book, The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, Edited by Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Dirk vom Lehn, Steven Cooke (2019). Which has a book chapter from me and my colleagues in it! Based on the PhD…

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Still from the Science Museum, London’s, Shipping Gallery Lidar scan video, showing the figurehead from HMS North Star.

Editors' Choice: Makandal Text Network


By: Laura Johnson

As a 2018–2019 NULab Fellow, I worked with the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) to investigate disability and slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts, studying how we can read, represent, and understand this complex history. The ECDA focuses on decolonizing the archive through remix and reassembly, using the affordances of a digital archive to create…

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DHNow is on Summer Break!

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until September. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great semester! A very big thank you goes to our dedicated community of volunteer editors-at-large for being so generous with their time and expertise. This semester’s editors-at-large included: Jessica Dauterive, LaQuanda Walters Cooper, Greta Swain, Jajwalya Karajgikar, R. J….

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