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Class 8 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business

 

LAX landing -- "city lights receding" 

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  • Segue from last class: databases and the diagrammatic:
    • Relational database theory: E. F. Codd, "A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks," Communications of the ACM 13, no. 6 (June 1970): 377-87
    • Structure of a modern "content management system" (CMS): e.g., WordPress site for The Agrippa Files
    • Cf., XSLT ("Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations") for XML: e.g., "Tracker"

Typical database tables diagram 

cf. subway maps | cf. Scratch visual programming interface

 

1. Intro to Class:

Time, History, and the Archival / Archaeological in Digital Humanities

 



Amsterdam City Archives entrance 
Amsterdam City Archives records 
  Amsterdam City Archives display

 

  • The humanities as historical disciplines.

 

 

 

  • The "media archaeology" movement (and analogy of "book studies" or "history of the book")

 

Body Aboriginal Dance
Michel Foucault, "Nietzsche, Genealogy, History" [PDF]

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Scroll

 

 

Codex

 

 codex Bible





Typewriter

 

 

 

 

Gramophone

 

 


Edison Gramophone 
 



Film
Vintage film strips




Konrad Zuses's Z4 computer with film strip program media

 

(see Andres Burbano, "Between Punched Film and the First Computers: The Work of Konrad Zuse" [2008])


   

 

3. Practicums

 

 

Readings for this Class (Instructor's Annotated Texts)

 

 

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