Category Archives for Digital Humanities

New paper: Visualising Networks of Electronic Literature: Dissertations and the Creative Works They Cite

Over the last year I’ve spent many hours going through dissertations on electronic literature, entering information about them and the creative works they cite into the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base so that I could visualize the networks of works. … Continue reading

07. July 2014 by Jill
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Is a network analysis of cited works bound to be biased?

This blog post was selected for the “Editor’s Choice” section of Digital Humanities Now. Thanks! It’s much, much easier to see patterns and to make visualizations that make sense when you filter out all the messy bits. In my data … Continue reading

25. April 2014 by Jill
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The shift in genres of electronic literature 2002-2013

These two visualisations show the shift in the kinds of works discussed in dissertations on electronic literature. There’s been a clear movement towards digital poetry and also towards more specialized dissertations that discuss a single subgenre. The analysis will be … Continue reading

24. April 2014 by Jill
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Dissertations on electronic literature 2002-2013

Last year, at ELO2013 in Paris, I presented a network analysis of creative works of electronic literature cited by PhD dissertations in the field. I’m revising the paper for publication in the Electronic Book Review next month, and I’ve added lots … Continue reading

23. April 2014 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities | 1 comment

Tutorial: How to explore a network graph of electronic literature in Gephi

Update July 2014: a newer dataset is available that includes 44 dissertations (here is the gephi file), and the final paper is now published: Rettberg, Jill Walker. 2014. “Visualising Networks of Electronic Literature: Dissertations and the Creative Works They Cite.” … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP, Social Network Analysis | 3 comments

Figshare for sharing academic papers with their datasets

My paper for Chercher le texte, the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2013 conference in Paris next month, is about ready and I’ve uploaded it to the ELO conference website and to Figshare. Figshare was new to me. It’s an open access non-peer-reviewed … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, social media | 1 comment

Busy start of sabbatical: joint course, e-lit exhibition, visualisation seminar, kids!

So busy. Last week was a wonderfully fun and inspiring intensive summer class, Collaborative Creativity in New Media, with ten US and ten Norwegian students as well as wonderful faculty: Rob Wittig, Joellyn Rock, Sandy Baldwin and Rod Coover as … Continue reading

15. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Academia, Digital Humanities, Electronic literature | Leave a comment

Beginning a network analysis of creative works of electronic literature as cited in 28 PhD dissertations

Our research group is doing a panel at the ELO conference in Paris this September about ways we can use the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base to better understand the field of electronic literature. I’ve been tasked with going through … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

What are the Digital Humanities? What are they in Norway?

In Norway, the term digital humanities is not really established, although a lot of work has been done here that could well be called digital humanities – at the University of Bergen a few projects that come to mind are … Continue reading

14. June 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities | 1 comment