How Did They Make That? The Video!

After I wrote my original “How Did They Make That?” post, on some common types of DH projects, I got to thinking about whether there might be ways to help people reverse-engineer digital projects on their own. I used a talk I gave at CUNY as an excuse to think of some of these ways. This presentation, a modified version of that talk, is the result.

Special thanks to my all-star cast: Rachel Deblinger, Moya Bailey, and Elijah Meeks; and to Matt Gold at CUNY for inviting me to give the talk.

Incidentally, I propose a drinking game: whenever you see my tiny Skype avatar taking a sip of coffee, take a drink.

Erratum: The Negro Travelers’ Green Book is a project of the University of South Carolina Libraries, not the University of Southern California, as I keep saying. Also, just a note that while I focus on the mapping elements of that project, they’ve also done a beautiful job digitizing the book itself.

10 thoughts to “How Did They Make That? The Video!”

  1. Hello there.
    This is the first time I visit your blog and I’m simply impressed, because it is like you are reading my thoughts.
    To be a blogger is just amazing thing and I enjoy it! Thanks for the insights and the nice words!
    If you allow me one question: which free blogging platform you consider better for new bloggers who has zero experience after WP – Jekyll or Blogr?

    xxx :Sam

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