Author Archives: Laoise Byrne-Ring

Zooniverse: The Art of Crowdsourcing

As part of our Digital Humanities module that focuses on digital tools and methodologies, I was introduced to the idea of crowdsourcing information using online platforms. It was then that I discovered Zooniverse and how this platform enables people all over … Continue reading

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Lost Culture

I recently attended a talk by Pedro Fernàndez Dorado, a PhD candidate at University College Cork who is currently working on a project which [1] visually bridges the gap between the work of Manuel de Pedrolo and the Catalan literary space … Continue reading

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Virtual Heritage Network Conference at UCC

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is the result of the Railway Procurement Agency and the National Roads Authority coming together to form one Irish transport authority. Their aim is to deliver high quality transport infrastructure and transport services in Ireland, which … Continue reading

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Is Facebook impacting #RepealThe8th ?

It has been proven time and time again that social media is having an awesome impact on modern societies. Since the invention of the first social networking, SixDegrees  in 1997, the number of these sites and their users has grown … Continue reading

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The Return of the Hieroglyphics in 2016

As the age of technology progresses and advances, the traditional manner in which we go about daily tasks are changing quite rapidly. These ‘changing ways’ of ours could refer to the Bluetooth technology we use to make hands-free phone calls while … Continue reading

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Textual Humanities and Birds

http://voyant-tools.org:80/?corpus=207b453099ee1ba9086589c0861b7679&panels=cirrus%2Creader%2Ctrends%2Csummary%2Ccontexts The visualization of text has become almost a study necessity to students everywhere as technology and computers become more and more prevalent in the lives of today’s young people. As times and technology changes, so do the way people … Continue reading

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OpenStreetMap Review

OpenStreetMap is an open source tool that allows people to contribute in detail to online maps used for accurately mapping out the world. In OpenStreetMap anyone with a computer can become a contributor for the project, marking and labelling all roads … Continue reading

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Zotero: A Critical Review

Zotero is a digital tool widely used among scholars, journalists, and students around the world. Zotero is an open source tool that can be downloaded onto any computer and allows for the easy collecting and saving of research sources, the … Continue reading

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Making Chores Fun

[1] Image Have you ever sat down at your desk, filled with dread, as you contemplate what to write you 1,000 word essay on for that one class that you find unbearable and usually fall asleep in the lectures 20 minutes in? … Continue reading

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Twessay #2 Storytelling

From word of mouth->???->???->Interactive narratives, storytelling has always adapted to every generation ????????????#DHUCCTwessay — laoise (@LaoiseBADHITUCC) November 20, 2015 There is something unique about storytelling and how it engages people compared to other ways of informing people of what happened, … Continue reading

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