Week 5 summary – discussions

Weekly Summary-Week 5

This week V and me are going to do the weekly summaries and thanks to Vern for creating a discussion board on Canvas early this week! I will be mainly trying to summarize the project proposals and tweets of our Digital Humanities cohort for this week. There are 12 very interesting and challenging proposals posted into our Canvas dashboard. And here they go:

LC: The purpose of this project is to create an interactive website that will serve as an online pedagogical space for the critical analysis of the rhetorics of postracism in media.

CP: This project uses the Scalar platform to address the subculture of Alternative Blacks connecting mostly online, through blogs, Facebook groups, and Tumblr, among others.

BS: Through the Scalar platform traces how ISIS creates deadly cyber geographies by promoting “terror talks” around the world through social media, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (the processes of blogging, hacking, tweeting etc.)

FZ: Uses the Scalar platform to take a resource mobilization perspective to look at the Hong Kong umbrella movement and, how symbols and aesthetic elements in the movement (like yellow umbrella and yellow ribbon) helped mobilize resources like funds, human labor, and space.

JD: This project describes the work involved in creating JD’s video resume for the TOMS Global Giver Dream Job and the communication JD has received from the TOMS Corporation.

VC: This project will be a storify article which collects, situates, and interprets people’s experiences of playing the game Gone Home that they posted on certain social media platforms.

EB: This project aims to create a supplementary web-based game used for an intercultural communication, transnational feminist studies, and/or cultural studies course.

SC: This project aims at constructing a website to teach about and focus on the stepparent-stepchild relationship and the stigma that is present with the title of “stepmother” or “stepfather”.

SL: Project on building a website devoted to helping individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder with a main focus to provide support, resources and tools that are centered around creative/alternative therapeutic methods.

KM: Against the usual norm of mass media showing people who are overwhelmingly white, straight, able-bodied, thin, cisgender, young, etc., KM creates a blog as an attempt to show some of the ways Tumblr can be a site for expanding the variety of representations to which we are exposed.

BB: Project to create a personal website on digital humanities and pedagogy for teaching classes by using the tool Wix.

DC: Project to create a “map of shame” that informs scholars/those interested about official rape statistics of all 28 Indian states (last 3 years data) and acts as a resource center where they can find detailed rape statistics for each state, watch relevant short video clips and find clickable links to relevant scholarly articles and news articles relating to rapes in India with emphasis on how messages are communicated, media effects, media agenda and other agendas etc. Digital tool, yet to be finalized.

Our #dhcrit tweets for this week include topics ranging from the myriad collaborative options of Wikipedia and Scalar as digital/online tools, to the most recent tragic Charleston shooting and racial profiling, and also about gender stereotyping within gaming.

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