liteRatuRe. theoRy. macRo. gRaph. (aRt?) Ready. stat.

What are the data points in literature? In our ‘Large-Scale Text Analysis with R’ course, our incredible instructor Matt Jockers asked us to keep this in mind as we code away and learn how to turn bodies of texts into lists, matrices, vectors, and word clouds. This has been a rigorous course based on learning how the (free and open source) statistics program R can be used to analyze and model patterns in texts. Not to replace or overwrite other literary methods, but as a new method of generative analysis. One of the most exciting parts of this research is that people are experimenting together – collaborating on literary analysis, sharing and developing code, working…

A New Angle on Images

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After day three of the Digital Humanities Winter Institute, Kate shares a first glimpse of what image analysis can do.

Curating Data


Data curation can be understood as the process of “maintaining digital information that is produced in the course of research in a manner that preserves its meaning and usefulness as a potential input for further research.”

Rhythm Science Sound Sculpture


Day one at the Digital Humanities Winter Institute! Kevin works toward a soundscape that combines practices of listening with digital pedagogy, getting students to critically engage with material.

Culture Lab @ ASC.

The Culture Lab is a forum for researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania committed to exploring, enriching, and elucidating the contours of culture and communication. We are interested in culture as it is, as it takes shape, and as it is remembered. We are interested, in other words, in culture anywhere that it exists.
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