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!
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!
This was a talk presented as part of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research’s seminar series back in 2017. I was going to turn in into an article, but that’ll probably never happen, so here it is as a blog post!
Published in Teaching History (Journal of the History Teachers Association of NSW), vol. 53, no. 2 (June 2019).
Invited presention at From text to data – new ways of reading, National Library of Sweden, 5 February 2019.
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.
I’ve just finished a draft of a chapter entitled ‘Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access’. I’ve uploaded the preprint to Humanities Commons and would welcome any comments or thoughts.
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.