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I really enjoyed the project that I chose, “The Mind is a Metaphor.” The navigation of the site was very easy for me to learn in a short amount of time. I wish I would have been able to get the Prezi site to work for me because I think I would have been able to represent how the site works much clearer. There were a number of flaws to the site, but the project its self was a very interesting concept. The blog like format of the site makes sense for that specific project because of the way it is being put together. Brad Pasanek, the brains behind the operation, is working on the project by adding material to the site in a very miscellaneous fashion. The archives can be sorted through by a process of elimination style of advanced search and this is what I enjoyed most about the project I chose to analyze, aside for the metaphors them selves.
Some of the other projects that were presented in class I also found to be very interesting. Lauren Brooker’s choice of project that was a 911 digital archive was relateble to the entire class because it is a time in history that we were all around to witness. It does not make sense to me why the project has stopped adding material but it is still encouraged to send it in. I think having a digital archive, of that tragic time in our countries history, that is accessible to everyone is a great representation of Digital Humanities. I do not remember Laurens full definition that she gave DH, (somthing along the lines of shared information an learning from it?) but I found it to be very fitting and broad enough to fit almost everything the Digital Humanities has to offer!
Considering election day is on Tuesday, I find this to be a fun little exercise. Take a quiz with only a few questions and rate the importance to you of selected issues. Based on your answers, it will calculate your percentage, and its fun to watch! Click for the Candidate Match Game
Okay I know that this is just a lame meme that I found on a Google search but it gave me a flash back to my summer. I was doing an internship for a very small business and she hired me to help her with the odds an ends of the daily work but I also spent time builder her social networks and gaining the name more follower on twitter and likes on Facebook. I had a list of potential clients that she had sent mailings out to a I was going and seeing if they had either network and if they did I would either follow or like them, trying them to recognize the name and then eventually follow me back. The types of businesses I was looking up were things like specialty gift shops, magazines, and winery with gift shops. I would get so frustrated when I could not find a site for someone or I would find their Facebook but no twitter. I also was frustrated when I found the Facebook and they did not have their twitter @name in their profile, if there was an account, I had to take the extra step to look it up instead of easily clicking a provided link. Anyways, that is why this meme was interesting to me!