From the post: A Pandora for the adventurous antiquarian, the highly underrated site Radiooooo gives users streaming music from all over the world and every decade since 1900. While it offers an aural feast, its limited interface leaves much to be desired from an educational standpoint. On the other end of the audio-visual spectrum, clever…

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From the resource: Last month, Storybench editor Aleszu Bajak and I decided to explore user data on nootropics, the brain-boosting pills that have become popular for their productivity-enhancing properties. Many of the substances are also banned by at the Olympics, which is why we were able to pitch and publish the piece at Smithsonian magazine during the 2018…

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From the resource: Successful non-traditional dissertations include a comic book (Nick Sousanis), a hip-hop album (A.D. Carson), code and design without written chapters (me), and the use of digital formats and methods such as a Tumblog counter-narrative (Jade E. Davis) or topic modeling (Lisa Rhody). Are you curious about using digital methods or forms to…

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From the post: I have been working on a series of blog posts on digital accessibility for the last several months. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, as I am a disabled student and worker in a digital world. I try to advance projects and accessibility in general, and…

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About the resource: Part of the mission of the SSRC Digital Culture program, and of Parameters as a platform, is to bring together disparate trainings and resources for scholars hoping to increase their digital literacy and familiarity with digital tools and methodologies used in social science. To that end, we compiled a list of current…

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From the resource: We love complete and nicely formatted data. It means we spend less time restructuring and poking at a sparse dataset and more quickly get to the visualization, analysis, and insights. It’s why I like to work with Census data so much. A lot of time and research is put into making sure…

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From the post: Have you ever come across a resource that you didn’t know existed, but once you find it you wonder how you ever got along without it? I had this feeling earlier this week when I came across the New York Times API. That’s right, the paper of record allows you–with a little…

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From the Resource: The programming language Python is widely used within many scientific domains nowadays and the language is readily accessible to scholars from the Humanities. Python is an excellent choice for dealing with (linguistic as well as literary) textual data, which is so typical of the Humanities. In this book you will be thoroughly…

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