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About sheridanleighsayles

I love the past cause I hate suspense.

The Cultural Heritage Resource Center: A Web-base for Small Museums and Historical Societies

Hi All, I just want to take a moment to thank you all for such a great semester.  I tried new things, learned a lot, and even made some new friends along the way. I had a blast and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Putting Digital History on the Map: Outreach as a Form of Advocacy

Though my primary work as an archivist requires that I catalog materials and give the most concrete and complete information about materials, that doesn’t mean that I don’t also like to think about sharing these materials. Sure, the things I … Continue reading

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Operation Buzzkill: An Archivist’s Thoughts on Omeka

(Hi all. This message is in no way meant to be condescending or dismissive of your ideas, but to clarify my stance on “imagining ways that things can be categorized.” If I am being an ass, don’t be afraid to … Continue reading

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Building an Archival Community: like pulling teeth without strings

As someone who currently works in the archives/public history field, may I just say that all the revelations about archives from this week’s readings are painfully true, and there is not enough wine in the world to wash down the … Continue reading

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Historic Place, Personal Experience

All of the readings this week either exhibited or articulated the idea that museums and cultural heritage institutions are moving away from being a content provider to a discussion facilitator. Especially with the increasing digital space for cultural heritage, more … Continue reading

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The Turing Test and Twitter Bots: Sounding like Humanity Only

My response to this week’s readings may or may not be inspired by the movie “Ex Machina,” and if it is clouded by watching this movie, please don’t judge me. While reading Mark Sample’s article about protest bots on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Holy Misogyny in Video Games, Batman! Or: why we can neither have nice things nor bring up that fact.

This review discusses the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, which can be found here: Anita Sarkeesian’s youtube series, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, explores representation of women in videogames, specifically with the “damsel in distress” trope, the … Continue reading

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