This is very, very stupid but I had this thought, in meme format, while captioning James Farmer’s class lectures on a Friday night two months ago, so I felt like it had to be shared.
The Farmer at Mary Washington project is up; while there’s still edits to complete, all of its core structures and materials are in place. I’ve deeply appreciated working on this project. Our original goal was to provide a very wide variety of resources: a space to collect and display Farmer materials, some previously available and […]
Earlier today, we uploaded a presentation about different parts of our final product to a section of our website! Here’s the link. It’s been great working with these people and this material, and I look forward to improving our site in the weeks to come.
It’s submitted! As of this morning’s last-minute overview and discussion, we’ve completed the Farmer Educational Legacy site. In terms of my end of the finishing touches, I’ll look back on what my last contributions to the website were over the weekend: I wrote part of our Acknowledgements section, which was a collaboration between our group […]
Bit by bit, the individual ends of our projects are winding to a close. Though I still need to figure out an upload strategy for the last lecture (I’m probably going to talk to the DKC this week, and if all else fails, split the lecture in half), I’ve got transcriptions and descriptions formatted for […]
Since this has been the Weekend Of Farmer Uploads for me, I’m posting two days in a row. This morning I went through Lecture 038 to make sure I was still happy with my transcription work; an interesting aspect of this process is that it feels like, no matter how many times I rewatch them, […]
My James Farmer Caption Journey is coming to a close at last. I want to look over the subtitle file for 038 one last time, as that’s the one I transcribed entirely by hand rather than using autocaptioning, and therefore the one I’m most suspicious of errors in. That one will be up tomorrow. With […]
I’ve been criminally bad at blogging in this class, so here’s a review: my part of the project is captioning three lecture videos by James Farmer, ranging from half an hour to just over an hour. I spent February and the first week of March using the Youtube auto-captioning tool and then correcting them (or […]
“Digital identity” is a central focus point of the digital studies curriculum here at UMW, but many of these readings introduce a new perspective specifically focused on academia. Here are five takeaways I had from these readings that I think were most helpful to my own outlook on it. Digital identity is contextual. There are […]
Among the biggest impacts of digital history on history is a renegotiation of the dynamic between them and the degree to which both adhere to more traditional ideas of what each field should look like. In terms of access and approach, should history be taking more inspiration from the rules of digital history? (I’m thinking […]