Author Archives: Alex Miller

Ups and Downs

While reading Twitter and Tear Gas we learn about the ways in which newfound technology is both helpful and hurtful to our society.The technology we have today, specifically social media, allows us to quickly and effectively pass along information and coordinate movements. … Continue reading

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African American Civil War Soldiers Project Review

Introduction and Overview The African American Civil War Soldiers Project (found at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/usct/african-american-civil-war-soldiers) seeks to improve and grow what we know about African American soldiers’ experiences serving in the Civil War and connect them to today. This includes providing their ancestors … Continue reading

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Archives, Digitization, and Politics

This week’s readings really centered on how important it is for digital public humanities to give voice to and help to center those who have been marginalized.  While this may have been something some would expect the internet to make … Continue reading

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Algorithms of Oppression

I found the content of this book to be both truly fascinating and also upsetting. Most of your average people believe that the internet or Google would be free of biases, and yet that is far from the truth. These … Continue reading

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Systems of Racialization Are All Around Us

The most important aspect of work in the Black Digital Humanities is dismantling systems of oppression on the what we now know as intersectional fault lines.  Despite this, the humanities (including the digital humanities) and pieces of our every day … Continue reading

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The Point of the Digital Humanities

With the explosion of technology throughout the world in the past decade, it is no surprise that new and exciting fields in academia have emerged. Among these come the field of Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities is still such a new … Continue reading

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