Author Archives: AlexisMohrey

Escape to Freedom Educational Video Game

The goal of the project is for students to be able to draw parallels between both experiences and understand the experiences the refugee or slave is/was in due to their position as a non citizen. The intended outcome if for … Continue reading

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The power of community

I think this book is extremely interesting and also important to read at this point in time. Tufekci discusses how communication has changed over time. People can organize and reach more people today than was ever possible in the past. … Continue reading

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An Image is Worth 1,000 Words

The readings this week were quite interesting. I really enjoyed the discussion about how mapping and visuals can really tell a part of the story that words can’t quite express. By using visual depictions, historians can really get their point … Continue reading

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Escape to Freedom

What I would like to accomplish with this project is to link the past with the present in a fun and interactive way. I feel that video games create an interesting opportunity to reach a very specific target audience group. … Continue reading

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Going, going, almost gone

The readings this week were fascinating! I loved the focus on how digital humanities needs to be aware of the presence of those who have been consistently overlooked throughout history. The internet was supposed to be the great equalizer but … Continue reading

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Algorithms of Oppression

The information in this book is absolutely amazing. I wasn’t quite naive enough to think that oppression didn’t exist within internet search engines, but I never stopped to think about just how intertwined it is. I had a very interesting … Continue reading

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The new fitting room

I found all of the readings this week quite interesting so I’m not too sure where to start. Pham’s article on the virtual fitting room was fascinating to me. On one level, I found the fact that we, as a … Continue reading

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Week 2 Readings

What is the digital humanities exactly? It seems to have a broad definition and an even broader view of who it includes and how. As we discussed in class the rules defining the digital humanities is not always clear. As … Continue reading

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Our Story: The Truth Behind the Refugee

Syrian refugees have been a popular news topic as well as debate for a while now. The issues surrounding the Syrian crisis evokes powerful and emotional reactions of all kinds. What concerns most Americans is the threat that Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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Mapping everything

As we have gone along this semester we have read, observed, and participated with various public humanities projects. The common theme that has been echoed is how does the information get to the public and how involved are they in … Continue reading

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