Tagging the Tower

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  • How I organize my digital library

    By on May 2, 2019

    There might not be a Netflix original series about it, but organizing our digital life is today at least as important as organizing any other aspects of our life—if not more. It can be, in many ways, trickier: we were not taught how to keep our digital lives tidy—when...

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  • Transforming TEI for the Web

    By on April 24, 2019

    Last month, I led a workshop for the GC Digital Initiatives on “Getting Started with TEI.” For those who don’t know, TEI (short for Text Encoding Initiative) is a method for encoding, or “tagging,” texts in such a way that both humans and computers can make sense of them....

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  • Community Wireless Networks Address Missed Connections: “Access” as Digital Insurgency (Pt. 2)

    By on March 27, 2019

    Introduction This is Part 2 of a two-part blog post series exploring the efforts of 3 urban-based community wireless networks (CWNs) – NYC Mesh, Equitable Internet Initiative (Detroit), and PeoplesOpen.net (Oakland). The aims of these grassroots efforts are provide neighbors with internet access. Part 1 explored the expanded notions...

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  • Community Wireless Networks Address Missed Connections: Expanded Notions of “Access” (Pt. 1)

    By on February 18, 2019

    Introduction to 2 Part Series: As of June 2017, about one quarter of the US population did not have access to broadband internet. This includes 16 million or 28% of rural residents, and 62 million or 23% of urban residents (1). Rates of connection vary widely by city; for...

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  • Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Maps

    By on February 12, 2019

    A few years ago when I was taking a class in advanced cartography, I was introduced to ESRI Story maps, a webapp that allows you to blend text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience. While Story Maps were initially...

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