Month: January 2014

Assignment 4

The annotated video I chose was “World building physics” by a Critical Commons Manager (author). The theme the author is trying to convey is how the movie “Inception” is a paradigm for a relatable, shared interface, particularily with the first half of the movie which deals with the destruction, creation, and visualization of physical structures. However, the author could be a little more persuasive in their argument by providing specific examples from the movie and real life to support their argument. Upon seeing the author’s other posts, they vary from random snippets from movies that date back anywhere between 10-50 years, music videos, and cartoon shorts. 

In regard to whether or not I think the author has the right to post the 5 minute raw clip ripped from the movie Inception, I do think that there must be some sort of copyright on the movie and all of the individual scenes given how big of a motion picture Inception was.


Assignment 3


The text I chose was Harry Potter: The Sorcerers Stone. What I noticed from putting the book through Wordle was that the most common words used include the names of the characters. Obviously, the more important the character, the more they are mentioned in the book. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I was not at all surprised that Harry’s name was the word that was most mentioned in the book. However, I was surprised at how much Hagrid’s name was mentioned. It was also cool to see how Voldemort’s name even made it on the picture, I hadn’t really noticed the use of Voldemort’s name that much in the book.

Assignment 2—Vectors Review

I found the Vector’s website to be very confusing to navigate and the articles seemed a bit sparse and short (to me at least). I found an article explaining how digital humanities and archiving and storing information digitally is a process that involves many disciplines (scientists, archivists, humanists, authors, etc.) and I found it interesting how there was more to archiving information than just simply saving it digitally or preserving a physical copy.

The section in “A Short Guide to Digital Humanities” that I found most useful was the section titled “Who is Involved in Digital Humanities Projects?.” I found that it complimented the article very well and gave me much more insight into the arduous process of digital humanities.