Mind the Gap Gender and Computer Science Conferences

DTU PhD researchers Sytze Van Herck and Antonio Fiscarelli published their conference paper entitled “Mind the Gap: Gender and Computer Science Conferences“. The paper appeared in the proceedings of the 13th IFIF TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, held at the 24th IFIF World Computer Congress, 19-21 September, 2018. Abstract … Continued

Digitising the analogue

Some time ago it suddenly hit us that it has been a while since we read an academic book or article in a physical format. This for the simple reason that we can retrace digital information much quicker — i.e. annotating a PDF, extracting highlighted text automatically with ZotFile or quickly looking up a specific … Continued

The Historical Art of Projection

In the Hands-On History seminar on the 24th of May by Dr. Ludwig M. Vogl-Bienek and Karin Bienek from the University of Trier we were introduced to the history of the magic lantern. After a brief overview during the lecture, we got to experience a live performance of the magic lantern in our Digital History … Continued

The scientific user experience design method

When academics or developers create a website or an application, they usually start from the back end and only then focus on the design or front end. In this blogpost I would like to argue that the design process and user analysis specifically should come first. The methods outlined below were discussed during the workshop … Continued

Digital Media and Technology in the classroom and beyond

Digital Media and Technology has transformed how we teach, learn and present. In a transferable skills training of the doctoral school here at university, Robert Reuter introduced us to new media and tools that can enhance teaching and learning. Based on the eight learning events defined by Leclercq and Poumay at the university of Liège, … Continued

DHOxSS 2017 – Linked Open Data

Last week I attended the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School and took part in the Linked Open Data workshop. The Summer School started out with TEI courses in 1997, but has now grown to include eight workshop strands for over 250 participants. We got off to a great start in the beautiful museum of natural … Continued

The ‘neutrality’ of search engines

Nearly everyone uses search engines such as Google on a regular basis, and that is no different for researchers at our institution. Powerful as this tool can be, we should be mindful of what lies hidden behind the search bar and what information we receive through these search portals. Search engines are not impartial, nor … Continued

Visualisation and visual thinking in the Arts and Humanities – New Perspectives in Digital Humanities Conference

In the 2017 edition of the conference, arts and humanities students and early career researchers, regardless of their technical background, were invited to share their ideas and experiences in their creative and scientific encounters with visualisation as it is deployed in and for research across disciplines. On Friday 19 May 2017, we (Sytze, Eva and Jakub) attended our … Continued