Author Archives: Kelsey Walsh
Digital History PSA: On May 21st, the Atlanta History Center will be live-blogging the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917.
The Center for Public History & Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University has developed a mobile app (appropriately named Cleveland Historical) stocked with historical tours of the city. Each of the app’s 20 tours guides users through “layered, map-based, multimedia … Continue reading
The Theodore Roosevelt Center recently launched their completely redesigned website. Working with an outside web development company, the TRC increased their site’s functionality as well as visual appeal. Now, each part of the site is easily accessible, important information is … Continue reading
Umberto Boccioni, F.T. Marinetti, and Gino Severini hit 1.21 gigawatts across Giacomo Balla’s 1914 painting, Mercury Passing Before the Sun.
Flickr has a clear objective of making the process of sharing photos easier and faster, but my favorite components are the curated photosets pulled from various users. Maybe Flickr pulls photos at random from the multitudes that are posted every … Continue reading
After reading a number of articles about virtual reality and its potential value for the museum world, I found myself wondering about the nature of museums themselves. Maurizio Forte–after exhausting his readers with jargon-packed musings on the “ecology of the … Continue reading
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator The New York Public Library has posted a series of old stereographs turned into animated gifs. You can make your own or view the collection at their website.
This week’s #HIST479 assignment: lurking (on Twitter). I capitulated to the forces of Twitter roughly two years ago, and lurking has largely defined my Twitter activity since that day. I’m a pro. Sometimes I lurk so well I even convince … Continue reading
The stereoscope–something most of us might be more familiar with as the View-Master 3D–inspired debate over the truth of vision and what exactly it is that our eyes perceive from the world around us. Debuted in the early nineteenth century, … Continue reading
Hi, my name is Kelsey, and I never knew college without Facebook. From the moment Twitter began, I was constantly aware of the 140-character updates on the minutia of my friends lives. In high school, I could read their (probably-all-too-personal-to-be) online … Continue reading