Archives Re-Imagined

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Using Raugmenter to Map the 1966 Tower Shooting

If you wanted to design an augmented reality app, but didn’t have programming expertise, what would you do? Last fall, two graduate students, Felipe Cruz (now, Dr. Cruz), Keith Leisner, and Deb Streusand began working on Raugmenter in the DWRL. This tool was designed to make the augmented reality platform LayAR...

A visit to uncanny valley

In a post last semester, we used a digital archive to create new objects by designing a little tweeting machine. This technique - using an archive to create an "intelligent" machine - is not only useful for such coding exercises or publicity stunts like the Next Rembrandt. These computational methods are also...

Archiving in the Age of Writing Productivity

The Digital Archiving team is currently working on the creation of an app that aims to explore what rethinking the “archive” would mean for pedagogy and writing. One implication of rethinking "archiving" and "writing" might be that writing in digital media is always already a process of archiving. How might...

Object of the Archive, Part III: What is an Archive?

In my last couple of posts, I interrogated what might be meant by common words like "object" and "thing" in a digital context. Utilizing distinctions made by Martin Heidegger, I suggested that we experience the world around us in terms of objects when we look only for what is present, what is scientifically...

The Rhetorical Work of Digital Archives

In this Speaker Series presentation K.J. Rawson discusses the rhetorical underpinnings of the Digital Transgender Archive. The DTA was launched just over a week before this presentation, and we're pleased to present this talk in full. Dr. Rawson, Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross, is the founder and...