digital humanities technology specialist @ nyu it & libraries
what is minimal computing?
minimal computing asks
what do we need ?
what do we want ?
what do we have ?
what don't we need ?
what don’t we want ?
what don't we have ?
minimal design, dependencies, maintenance, consumption, learning curve, connectivity, surveillance, vulnerabilities, automation, technical language
maximum access, accessibility, justice, mobility, negotiation
static site generators (pt. 2)
- software that generate "static" site content, including HTML pages using templates
- let you generate resources on your own computer instead of relying on a server to do it
- let you generate resources in advance instead of dynamically / "on request"
- are generally much more efficient than web applications
- don't need databases
- produce sites that are more secure
- produce sites that are cheaper to host
minicomp case study:
marii's minicomp tl;dr
- know who your people are
- remember that access isn't abstract or uniform
- separate "data", "prose," and "presentation" as much as possible
- keep data and prose in open, clean formats
- architect projects to spend the most time on what you most enjoy
- use third party services (e.g., google, github) strategically; have exit strategies
web dev visit: what is minicomp?