Week 2 Digital Humanities Projects
- The projects that most resonated with me was the ‘Six Degrees of Francis Bacon’ because I love learning about history. The website allowed me to explore the timeline of the social connections of not just sir Francis Bacon but also the kings, judges, and other political figures at the time. I could click on different names and see if they shared connections with anyone else as well as determine the jobs held by those connections and what time line they maintained their social relationship. I was unable to find the platform that the website used but I think the ability to save and highlight connections of certain people while you move on to the next person is amazing! It allowed me to observe the more important connections even when I wasn’t observing that specific person. Another website the resonated with me was ‘What America Eats’ due to the simple fact it discusses the history of America. I was able to view advertisements from the 1930’s and understand how different migrations and economic downfalls effected the people living through that time in a way that history textbooks don’t offer. Interactive cookbooks from the time were available to leave comments on and brings forth discussion about what modern day foods are similar, or if the meal managed to remain around. Once again, I was unable to find the platform used so I believe the annotation style notes on their page is a great feature and allows the authors to continue to make revisions if need be as well as include the viewers to interact with one another.