How did they make that?

(Cross-posted on UCLA’s DH Bootcamp blog)

Edit: Dot Porter made a Zotero collection for this post! Thanks, Dot!

Many ┬ástudents tell me that in order to get started with digital humanities, they’d like to have some idea of what they might do and what technical skills they might need in order to do it. Here’s a set of digital humanities projects that might help you to get a handle on the kinds of tools and technologies available for you to use.

I’ve tried to include a few different types of projects, but it’s hard to provide a really representative list. If you’d like to see more digital humanities projects, you can find directories at and DHCommons. Continue reading “How did they make that?”

Using Mozilla Popcorn Maker to Create an Interactive Video

I’ll be teaching a workshop on Mozilla Popcorn Maker soon and, as is my habit, I created this step-by-step tutorial. Here’s the tutorial in handout form as a PDF, and here it is in Word, in case you’d like to modify it.

Mozilla Popcorn Maker allows you to enrich a video with interactive maps, images, and webpages. Your video could be different every time it’s played, because it pulls in dynamic content and allows your “viewer” to interact with it. Here, we learn how to use it to enhance an archival video.

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