On the debut episode of The First Draft podcast Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss the recent Bay Area DH Meetup.
S1E2: Steampunk AeroPress
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), physical computing, Missile Command and Digital History, Mr. Helper, lessons learned from Kickstarter project updates, and the challenges of asking questions online.
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss the new Starbucks College Achievement Plan, and the popular text-based game A Dark Room.
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss disruption, progress, and the genius myth.
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke are joined by special guest Scott Weingart to discuss data science, Facebook’s emotional contagion study, natural language processing, research ethics, computational social science, and social media literacy.
Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke discuss Jason’s experiences working on the Geography of the Post project, D3.js, and the challenges of designing, and critically engaging with, interactive scholarly works.
Glen Worthey, Digital Humanities Librarian, Stanford University Libraries, joins Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler, and Paul Zenke to discuss his experiences at DH 2014, the popularity of DH projects, the humanities savior narrative, mentorship, Twitter, #dhsheep, linguistic inclusivity at conferences, and the future of DH programs.
S1E8: Liberation Technology
Topics: The increasing accessibility of computational tools and methods, systems, networks, data-driven decision making, the key player problem, neotopology, and pushback from specialists.
Jason and Paul discuss writing, note-taking, tagging, and outlining with Tree, Scrivener, Gitit, Evernote, FoldingText, Mendeley, Zotero, Editorial, Markdown, Copy, LaTeX, Pandoc, MacVim, TextMate, BibTeX, and DEVONthink.
S1E10: Networks Are a Perspective
Topics: Elijahʼs workshop at the 2014 Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT) Institute, and teaching and learning network analysis.
Topics: Podcasting, the culture of Tableau, “doing” the tool vs. learning the domain, literacies, and jobs-to-be-done.
Topics: Elijah visited Stamen Design, Twitch, Let’s Play (LP), and working with vendors.
Topics: Elijah has big news, leaving the academy, working in industry, developing marketable skills, supporting the DH community from outside the academy, and making your work accessible to secondary audiences.
In this episode, we are joined by Kenny Ligda, the Academic Technology Specialist for Stanford University’s English department. Topics: “Interesting” academic interviews, enjoying literature, alt-ac career tracks, digital humanities and writing, digital humanities methods and copyright, blind sticktoitiveness, and reading and giving voice to all the forgotten books.
Topics: Big data, Geography of the Post goes live, Elijah’s forthcoming book D3.js in Action, the Western History Association conference, the Social Science History Association conference, the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, Jonathan Blow’s 20-year project, and NYU’s Practice conference.
The First Draft will be taking a short break for the holidays, but we look forward to recording new episodes in January. We are grateful for your support. Thank you for listening.
The American Historical Association conference, Machines in the Valley, sharing work in progress, open research notebooks, and the myth of the individual scholar.
S2E7: Shipping’s the Verb
Elijah’s book (D3.js in Action) is now available in print, TaskRabbit and academic outsourcing, web scraping, creative genius, shipping, ORBIS vs. Neatline, and Left Shark.
S2E8: You Can’t Control an Ox
Elijah’s talk at the Bay Area d3 Users Group, Sankey diagrams, the Geography of the Post Storybench article, do we need a digital humanities department/center/specialization?, evidence visualization, what is data in the humanities?, “raw data”, and data harnessing.
Jason’s HASTAC lightning talk “Networks in the Humanities: An Introduction”, following up on @mcburton’s feedback, “F··k It, Ship It”, and the challenges of revisiting old projects.
S2E10: The Deep Thinking Gap
Two new shows are joining Fiddly.fm, taking time off to write, making effective data visualizations, the deep thinking gap, the 2015 Quantified Self Expo, the Quantified Self movement, the challenges of measuring and visualizing complex things, Elijah’s workshop at Forward.js 3, and the instructor as entertainer.
Welcome to Season 3, who are we now?, a discussion of Elijah and Jason’s visualizations of a timeline of wars of the United States, the D3.js Slack team, Jason’s dissertation research, and superfund sites in Silicon Valley.
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