Tag: Digitalization

Digital Discussions

Pilot Episode This the pilot episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. In this episode, Cosima introduces a discussion about the advantages and disadvantage of the digitilization of humanities. In future episodes, we’re going to rotate the role of host that introduces a topic and a discussion around it with…

Is the Evolution of the Digital World Making Us More Dependent?

– Bhumika Gupta A few days ago, my grandmother came to visit me and I showed her the latest gadget in my collection, an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. This nifty little device can do anything for you, from playing music, to fetching the news headlines, to even telling you jokes. My grandmother, a sixty-something-year-old lady, was amazed by this technology. She could…

The environmental cost of the internet

Past weekend I had a discussion with my father about the climate march of the preceding Friday, I was talking about how the size of the march was simply impressive, and how it was quite inspiring to see so many people actively standing up to demand action on climate change. My father and I started to discuss what factors influence climate change…

Double-keying

Computers can do anything or almost anything. They can even read books with the help of Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Images from printed pages are converted into searchable and editable digital text. OCR has become better, that is: more accurate, over the years. Text collections like Google Books (over 25 million book titles), Project Gutenberg (57.000 free eBooks) and Delpher (in the…

The future of the historian

May 2 1968 riots broke out in France. Demonstrations started at Paris University and soon spread all over the country, drawing in more students, factory workers, left-wing political parties and artists. Protests, occupations, strikes, barricades and marches against The Establishment and dominant ideologies like capitalism lasted for the rest of the month and had a major impact on French society. Maybe it…