We are roughly one-third of the way through the Spring 2019 semester, and boy, where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday when paper shortages plagued American revolutionaries, and that it took nearly six days to reach New York from Northern Virginia. Now, (well, a little before this week’s readings take place) it… Read More HIST 427: The Beginnings of Daily Journalism, The “Hello Girls,” and AT&T’s Reputation of Aggression
Table 2: Timeline The following timeline is part of my first HIST 427: History of the Information Age assignment. Our group of four was assigned the rough time period of 1900-1945 to select key photographs that depict the Information Age. You can learn more about each group member’s photograph at the timeline below. In-Class Readings… Read More HIST 427: 1900-1945 Group Timeline and Early Print Culture Thoughts
Prompt: Read Technology and Communication in American History by Gregory J. Downey. Discuss your reactions to the book, as well as Downey’s approach to the Information Age. Overlapping Infrastructures of the Information Age: A Common Approach Seeking to understand the Information Age as a convergence of “technological infrastructures, social processes, and historical actors” (Downey, 10), “Technology… Read More HIST 427: “Technology and Communication in American History” Reactions
Prompt: Post an example of a timeline you have created using timeline.js. I created the timeline embedded below as part of my HIST 297 project on 19th and 20th-century Chinese death ritual in Fall 2017. Please note, the timeline is not finished!
Prompt: After reading two of the posted book introductions, respond to how the authors approach the History of the Information Age, and what ideas these readings give you about topics or assignments to focus on this semester. Include at least one image, gif, or video clip AND one quotation from the author that illustrates a… Read More HIST 427: Histor(iography) of the Information Age
Hello! This semester I am taking my first senior seminar in the History Department, HIST 427: History of the Information Age. One aspect of this course involves using our domains to answer prompts and post updates to the class. Posts for this course are categorized by “HIST 427: History of the Information Age” in the sidebar, and are tagged “HIST427.” Prompt: Introduce yourself and explain what interests you about the History of… Read More HIST 427: Introduction
Viewing My Project To view my project: First download the HP Reveal App on the App Store or Google Play. Then, open the app to scan the images and learn more about each subject. This app allows users to experience increased interactivity with images through the use of AR. If you cannot access the HP… Read More DGST 101: Digital Media in the Classroom
What Did I Learn about Digital Journalism? At the end of this project, I have learned two things: What makes for an effective mobile website, and in turn, effective layouts of digital journalism The way in which caption-based videos, a category of digital journalism, utilize autoplay and other features to be competitive in a saturated… Read More DGST 101: Methodology Module (4/4) – Digital Journalism and My Digital Identity
The Rabbit Hole of Digital Journalism (Not Geocities) We’ve established that mobile websites, and therefore, pieces of digital journalism, are successful because they adhere to some or all of the following reasons: Legibility: Provide content in a succinct, easy to navigate manner without the necessity of an app Tactile Navigation: Ensure that content may be… Read More DGST 101: Methodology Module (3/4) – Down the Rabbit Hole of Digital Journalism
In this next post, I will be discussing both the importance of digital journalism, as well as discussing what makes for a successful mobile website.