Building Communities

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, Conferences, Projects

[Submitted by Alex Christie] Last month, I had the chance to participate in INKE’s “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production” conference in Whistler, BC. In its second year, this conference holds a special place for me, since it’s the one time I get to see the diverse people within INKE who collaborate digitally throughout the […]

On Integrating Network and Narrative Approaches in Scholarly Work

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Amy Robinson] Recently I have been thinking a lot about how to make my collections in NewRadial visually meaningful. Since beginning to think about how NewRadial and other Digital Humanities tools could be useful in the classroom, I have been curious as to what degree a collection assembled in NewRadial can communicate an […]

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Encouraging Critical Analysis of Digital Technology in the Classroom

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Amy Robinson] As part of my research for NewRadial I map and annotate ideas for papers and projects which I am currently working on in school. As a T.A. I have also found it a useful tool for putting together class material and preparing the ideas I want to talk about with the […]

The Text Model: Working with Digitally Enabled Models of Texts in NewRadial

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Amy Robinson] In my last blog I suggested that the format which a text takes within the NewRadial interface (a collection of nodes which the user can draw edges between to connote relationship) is actually a model of the text rather than simply a re-presentation of the same object in book or even […]

The Fault’s Not in our Stars

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Colin Bowers] This is the question I wish to explore in the following remarks: do traditional grammars and frames change of their own accord through the collision with new materialities, new cultural dominants, and new forms of technology? Hegel contended that the owl of Minerva only took flight at night, and similarly, Mark […]

Negotiating Modularity

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Colin Bowers] New Knowledge environments, such as New Radial, are better models of how research in the humanities and social sciences actually happens; it is process-based and not (only) results-driven.  In some ways, I believe that our research has been that way for a very long time and that what NKE’s offer us […]

Mapping and Non-Reductive Critical Practices

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Amy Robinson]   One of the initial questions which interested me in my early experiences with NewRadial was whether such a radical alteration research practices and argument development would produce a different approach to literary critical practice and interpretation. Given that the approach that we take in research and the development of critical […]

Jon Saklofske presents at NASSR 2014

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Conferences, Modeling/Prototyping, News, Projects

INKE Modeling & Prototyping researcher Jon Saklofske recently presented a paper at the NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism) in Washington DC called: “Digital doors of perception: Illuminating Blake through new knowledge environments.”  The paper discussed ways in which tools like NewRadial draw inspiration from William Blake’s inventive and “tinkering” kinds of […]

The Predicament of Coded Language

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[submitted by Marc Muschler] Over the course of the last several weeks I have attempted to code a modular adapter for NewRadial. Adapters are what make NewRadial work so efficiently; they allow for communication between NewRadial and a database by converting the responses received from a web service into the native format that NewRadial utilizes. […]

NewRadial and the Digitization of Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[submitted by Marc Muschler] INKE’s ongoing investigation into the digitization of scholarly material has led to some interesting conclusions regarding the nature of scholarship and its future within electronic environments. This is particularly pertinent in relation to programs like NewRadial, which facilitates the visualization of this data in an electronic format. Roger Schonfeld recently released […]

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