Each Critique counts as 4% of your grade. There are 5 Critiques, totaling 20% of your overall grade in the class.
Digital Humanities projects come in many forms, rely on a wide array of data types, and involve any manner of technologies. In these assignments, you will critically examine the goals, methods, and materials behind DH projects. Becoming accustomed to navigating a project site and exploring how each project approached its data, process, and presentation is a crucial skill for this class.
The Project Evaluation Template includes descriptions for each of the sections and question prompts. Be as thorough in your responses as you can. We will go over the template and discuss the sections during class.
Choose a project to evaluate from the list below, and fill out the Project Evaluation Template as best you can. Make a copy of the Template, rename it to include your last name, and fill it out, being sure to respond to each section. Don’t forget to insert your name, the title of the project, and the project’s URL at the top of the document. Submit it as a pdf or Word doc in Slack as a direct message to me by the beginning of class. If you thoroughly complete the template, then you will receive full credit for this assignment. Partially completed critiques will lose points.
Projects available for critique:
- Sept 16
- Sept 23
- The Networked Catalog, Matt Miller, NYPL Labs, 2014
- Star Wars social networks: The Force Awakens, Evelina Gabasova, 2016
- Linked Jazz, Pratt Institute
- Sept 30
- Oct 7
- Virtual St Paul’s Cathedral Project, North Carolina State University
- Great Fire 1666: The Great Fire of London in Minecraft
- What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed, New York Times
- Oct 14
- Voices of Gay Rodeo, University of Idaho
- Museum of the World, British Museum