• Campers

    Kim Martin

    I'm a first year PhD student at Western, in the field of Library and Information Studies. I have a background in the history and literature of Early Modern London, and in interdisciplinary scholarship in general. I'm currently researching the use of digital tools by historians and an interested in ways to recreate the serendipitous find in the digital realm. Oh, and I love umbrellas.

    My Posts

    Schedule for Saturday, thanks to Amy Cavender!

    Saturday, April 21st, 2012 | kimberleymartin

    10-11:15 11:30-12:45 2-3:15 3:30-4:45
    113 FOSS show and tell Everything that’s wrong with DH Nature of community in online fora Virtual vices and digital desires
    293 Immersion and embodied interfaces Data visualization Cultural heritage Gender and technical spaces
    295 GIS Digitally enhanced poetry Ritual and virtual spaces Faculty skills/curricula
    271 Making our communities fun Public space Moving past institutional/traditional boundaries Help-a-thon/data
    12:45-2:00 lunch at the Grad Club

    The Google Doc

    Saturday, April 21st, 2012 | kimberleymartin

    Hey Campers! Here is the link to the Google Doc. If anyone wants to add notes/ideas/suggestions/thoughts us organizers/workshops creators would really like to hear back from you! Cheers!




    Cluster Analysis and Information Visualization

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 | kimberleymartin

    Here’s a session proposal by Christopher Green:

    “I am trying to extract, empirically, “schools of thought” in psychology at the turn of the 20th century. I am doing this by computing the (cosine) similarities between all the articles in runs of psychology journals from the era, and then doing a kind of cluster analysis. The results, thus far, are interesting, but very numerically dense. I would like to talk about ways to convert these kinds of results into graphical representations that will be more intuitive and appealing to audiences who do not understand (or particularly want to understand) the math behind them.”

    Calling all Campers: Creative Session Ideas Wanted!

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | kimberleymartin

    Hey Great Lakes THATCampers!

    We’re just under a month away from what promises to be a very exciting unconference. We’ve got a full day of workshops on Friday (be sure to email us at glthatcamp2012 [at] gmail [dot] com with your workshop choices if you haven’t done so already!), topped off with a meet-and-greet hosted at London’s own UnLab on the Friday evening. Saturday will be a day of sessions, and it is truly a day that is up to you, the CAMPERS, to make your own. In order to get you started, we’ve put together a list of a few of the session ideas you have suggested in your applications. Now that you are all registered as contributors, you are able to post about what you’d like to see happen on the 21st and 22nd. The more talk there is about the sessions prior to Great Lakes THATCamp, the faster we can get going on the Saturday morning, so please join in and help us out!

    A few ideas from your fellow campers:

    1. Citation studies : Statistical clustering, word usage, what does it all mean?
    2. Open source software: Community support, expanding limited resources.
    3. Special libraries: Aiding and developing web projects, their role in DH.
    4. Enriching DH in our institutions: Helping less tech-savvy colleagues, skill development.
    5. Metadata: Tagging systems, user-generated tags, word clouds.
    6. Research Analysis: How to bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative studies?
    7. Online Communities: Development in blogs or gaming sites, incorporation into education, virtual worlds.
    8. Reading Technologies: Digital vs analog, history of the book, pros and cons.
    9. Museums: Intersection of technology and museum for education
    10. Apps: Techniques, tools, practicality or “charming junk”?, Augmented Reality platforms for mobile devices.

    We’ve booked the UnLab for Sunday as well, so there will be plenty of space to get hands-on projects started, have a hackathon, create collective deep thoughts, or expand on those Friday workshops. If you have an in-the-works project that could use some feedback, there will also be some space for that on Sunday, please email us at glthatcamp2012 [at] gmail [dot] com with details!

    Think creative. Think fun. Think crazy.