I gave a brown bag tech talk at work today, which was a report back on my experience attending AdaCamp DC last month. Below are the contents of the handout I created for the talk, which is an attempt at compiling what I learned there. No doubt there are things missing, and I encourage you [...]
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While I’ve been micro-blogging away about my comings and goings on @barbarahui, my macro-blog here at barbarahui.net has been eerily quiet. What with the year changing and all of that, I thought I’d take a bit of time to reflect back on the past 6 months or so in a brand spanking new post.
My summer began [...]
In his Beyond the Beyond blog on Wired, science fiction writer and some time media theorist Bruce Sterling recently made a post entitled 18 Challenges in Contemporary Literature. This is certainly provocative title, and my ears immediately perked up at it. But after reading the post, I have to say that I’m pretty befuddled, mainly [...]
As promised, here are my notes from the lightning talk I gave yesterday at the Digital Humanities Symposium at UCLA. I spoke on my Litmap project, which is a Google Maps mash-up I’ve put together for the purpose of mapping the books that I’m writing on in my dissertation. As you can see, it’s a [...]
I’ll be giving a 5-10 minute “lightning” presentation on my literary mapping project and how it fits together with my dissertation at the Mellon Seminar Digital Humanities Symposium on Monday, June 1st, at UCLA.
The seminar is free and open to all, and I believe the whole afternoon will also be broadcast in Second Life as [...]
A bit of background: this post is a response to @jcmeloni’s recent blog post On Going from Industry to Academia, which was itself a response to a discussion @jcmeloni and @georgeonline had on Twitter, which I belatedly butted in on. As she puts it:
There was some discussion on Twitter approximately a billion years ago (I [...]
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, and I’m determined to write something, even if short, to celebrate.
There is definitely part of me that balks at singling out women based on their gender, but the fact remains: there is a distressing paucity of females working in tech today. If holding up examples of women in tech whom [...]
I’m now on Twitter, folks! Follow me there for what will be undoubtedly far more posts than you can find here. My aim for the account is to collect and disperse information pertaining to intersections between (digital) technology and the humanities.
[I'm putting "digital" in parentheses because I don't want to limit myself to digital [...]
I have clearly not been very good at keeping up my blog here. I’m going to blame the obvious culprit: my dissertation.
The good news is that I finally seem to have figured out a writing routine that is productive for me. This consists of producing 2 pages a day, 7 days a week, religiously. Every [...]
Thanks to my friend Brendan Piper for posting the link to this map on facebook. Too bad the Interstate system isn’t actually a subway! I’d love to jump on right now and go to visit a few friends at some of those stops. I wouldn’t even mind changing lines a few times.
Of course this particular [...]