• Adventures in Digital History

    Artist Profile: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian electronic artist who specializes in the intersections of technology and architecture, as well as technological theatre and performance. Lozano-Hemmer graduated from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada with a B.Sc. in Chemistry, which likely provides the background and basis for his work.1 He interactive exhibits for public participation using technologies such as, “robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls, and telematic networks.”2 According to his bio found on his website, “he is inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival, and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”.”3 His art has been showcased and commissioned worldwide, with Lozano-Hemmer being the first artist to represent Mexico…

  • Reading Literature With Computers

    Final Thoughts

    I am proud to say that I have finished my project! “The Stylometry of Baen Books Science Fiction Authors” is now live for people to see on this site! Simply navigate to the “Digital Studies” tab and it will be listed under a brand new “Reading Literature With Computers” tab! I have to say, I took a bit of an unorthodox approach to this project. It’s kind of formatted like a normal essay, but it’s a bit more loose and is definitely less formal. This is partially due to the medium I chose (WordPress) and because I have never had to write a paper like this for an English class.…

  • Adventures in Digital History

    Refresh, Restore, Rescue: Reflection

    At the start of the semester I was placed with the Refresh, Restore, Rescue group alongside Carson Berrier, Ashley Diminio, and Eugene Hlaing. We were informed by Dr. McClurken that the project we had been assigned was one that had never been done before. We were not going to be completing a traditional digital history project like the other groups. Instead of researching a topic and publishing resources and findings online as part of a comprehensive digital history site, we would instead be examining every digital history project created by current and previous iterations of the Adventures in Digital History class with the intention of fixing any issues those sites…