It’s pretty quiet here… That’s because nowadays I tend to write shorter posts that go straight to my updates feed rather than this blog. Similarly, I now share things like presentations, preprints, and other publications through Zenodo.

For pre-2018 posts see discontents.com.au. I’ll be migrating everything across eventually!

2019

Hacking heritage – now published!

My chapter ‘Hacking Heritage: Understanding the Limits of Online Access’ has now been published as part of The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Details below!

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2018

2018 — the making and the talking

This was the year I finally understood the possibilities of Jupyter notebooks for learning, experimentation, and collaboration. As a result, I spent a lot of time building up a collection of Jupyter-powered tools and examples in my GLAM Workbench.

Records of Resistance

Last year I was lucky enough to spend a few days with the most excellent folks of the State Library of NSW’s DXLab as a ‘Digital Drop In’. While I was there, I started playing around with a remarkable collection of photographs accumulated by the Tribune, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia. The photos document a wide range of political issues and protests — from the Freedom Ride of 1965 through to the First Gulf War. More than 58,000 of these images have been digitised and are available online.

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