Category: Blog Posts

The Clunky Side of DIGHT

As I read Morgan’s post, I couldn’t help but think about how often I have struggled with mundane technologies. I work at Special Collections and a good majority of my work since the pandemic hit has been to scan copy orders for patrons on the Bookeye Machine. Now, this...

Digitizing Text

It is interesting how valuable this last project will be for me. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a moderate to severe academic crush on Dr. Jarica Watts. I think she is brilliant in every way imaginable, and she is one of the reasons that I love...

The Book of Martha

Hilariously while I was reading this story, I couldn’t stop thinking about both The Good Place and a new show called Superintelligence. I think this speaks to how forward-thinking Bulter was for her time. Instead of buying into the omnipotent superior being trope, she instead questions it and tries to add her own...

Continuing the Line

In this dystopian future that Butler created, we see the same human emotions that were present in medieval marriages....

The Damsel and the Cutie

As I watched Anita Sarkeesian’s “Damsel in Distress; Tropes vs Women,” I couldn’t help but think of my own experience playing video games during the time she was specifically discussing. Her examples are outdated, however, I can’t really remember any of them from my childhood video games. Instead, I...

New Fields of Study: Digital Humanities and Book History

As societies grow and develop it is natural for new fields of study to spring up to better understand and document the world around us. We see this in nearly every field, ranging from science to the humanities. Over my college education, I have noticed a new emphasis of...

UnDefinable

Cayce’s London experience in William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition largely reflects a google-deep-dive. She starts out looking for something mundane —a cup of coffee from Starbucks— and finds something unexpected —finding a secret unveiling network set on outing her underground footage cult following. Instead of clicking links, she seems to...
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