We have been developing specialized skins that people can try. Here is a list of them.
Stéfan has updated the version of Drupal. Now I (Geoffrey) have to go through
Some decisions we need to make:
The time has come to update this site to fit the manuscript. Here is rough plan:
Our book version of Hermeneuti.ca was finished last weekend (actually on Rememberance Day) and sent off for review. The project is really a combination of book, web site (this site) and tool (Voyant.) Now we need to redesign the web site and finish up version 1.0 of Voyant. Our goal was to have the whole book up online with live panels, but the publisher is reluctant so we have to see how much they would let us put up.
Rebecca Frost Davis posted a nice long reflection on teaching with Voyant that people should read before they teach text analysis. One of the points she makes is that text analysis is not necessarily neat to this generation. Adding text analysis doesn't necessarily motivate students. You need to plan how it is introduced and get them thinking about how text analysis/mining is being done to them. This is not just another method, it is how big data is being processed.
We are aiming to finish the draft of the book by next Thursday. In our meeting today we talked about:
We are resuming our weekly Skype meetings after the summer. We are now imagining where Voyant can go. Some futures include:
I've finished a draft of the last chapter. Now comes the weaving to make all the parts fit.
Ryan Cordell has Tweeted a link to a web page with "Out-of-the-Box" DH Tools for a workshop that is part of the Introduction to Digital Humanities Faculty Retreat. Voyant is one of the tools that are introduced!