Robin Davis
July 26, 2013


  • invisible histories
  • invisible labor

Image source: EEBO, via Powell, Daniel. "Dispatches from Capitol Hill: #2, or EEBO and the Infinite Weirdness." Daniel Powell. N.p., 10 July 2013. Web. 26 July 2013. <>.

invisibility of error

Scale of error

frictionless environments


Victor, Bret. "A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design." Worry Dream. N.p., 8 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 July 2013. <!/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign>.

folding from view

"Digitally Thin: There’s a feeling of thinness that I believe many of us grapple with working digitally. [...] a folder with one item looks just like a folder with a billion items. Feels just like a folder with a billion items. And even then, when open, with most of our current interfaces, we see at best only a screenful of information, a handful of items at a time."

Mod, Craig. "The Digital↔Physical." @craigmod. N.p., Mar. 2012. Web. 26 July 2013. <>.

folding: scope

being looked at

Citation anxiety :(

looking through time: afterlives

Graceful Degradation survey: 2009, n=102

  • 64% of respondents had experienced the project decline / difficult transition
    • 51% ongoing and active
    • 25% abandoned or dormant
    • 15% complete
    • 8% getting started
  • 67% experienced a "phase of successful transition" in their digital projects

Nowviskie, Bethany, and Dot Porter. "Graceful Degradation Survey Findings: How Do We Manage Digital Humanities Projects Through Times of Transition and Decline?" Digital Humanities 2010 Abstracts (2010): n. pag. Web. <>.

afterlives: status

DH2005: Where are they now?

afterlives: access, reuse, misuse

  • continued access
  • restricted access
  • no access

looking through time: forelives

"Archaeology" excavation of a particular project in digitization, introducing for discussion the constitution of that project, how we might interpret the conditions in which its digitizations circulate, and how we might approach similar initiatives as sites of critical analysis. (4) 

Mak, Bonnie. "Archaeology of a Digitization." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Forthcoming (2013): n. pag. Web. <>.

looking ahead

  • humanities research data guidance
  • meeting colleagues, collaborators 
  • playing (publicly) with linguistics
  • visualizing collections

sentiment analysis

sentiment analysis


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