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Last month, The Atlantic published a lengthy article about information that is lost on the web. That story itself is in jeopardy.
Recently, Adrienne LaFrance wrote in The Atlantic about the digital death and rebirth of a story that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2008. Because “The Crossing,” a …Digital Preservation
An update from Benjamin Sacks.
The digital humanities landscape has changed substantially in the past year. Google Earth, the most user-friendly and …Urbanization
Studying Digital Humanities has thankfully forced us to open our minds a lot more and think of how we do things in the digital age, surrounded by …Literature
When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works. A pair of Stanford researchers have devised a …
The beautiful medieval illustrated manuscripts of Europe were carefully inked on parchment; animal hides crafted into something resembling modern paper. Called "uterine vellum,” records hinted it might be made from the hides of calves, sheep, or maybe squirrels and rabbits. And did it really come …Ancient History
Standing on the shoulders of the Google giant: Sustainable discovery and Google Scholar’s comprehensive coverage.
The 11th anniversary of Google Scholar passed yesterday. Max Kemman provides an overview of the growth and impact of the platform and also looks at …Google
Running a good combat situation involves many things like finding a good match between the characters’ skill level and the foes’ abilities, keeping …
Reading has been around for millennia, but how we read (and what we read on) has changed dramatically over time. Take this story for example. You're reading it on some kind of computerized device, with pixels forming these words on a digital screen. Just a few decades ago you would probably …Medieval
Listen, you've got it all wrong.
Frequently, the picture you see of a druid is some green-haired boy scout cavorting atop a white wolf, or gazing …
Many countries are in the throes of a debate about the amount of surveillance a government should be allowed to carry out on its own people. But in other countries, where there are few, if any, checks on the state's powers, a potential dictatorship of data is already on the horizon.
The grey, drab …Big Brother
“Dear Sister,” wrote John Hancock on May 1, 1754, as a 17-year-old Harvard student, “I wish you would spend one hour in writing to me.”Before leaving …
Like a chapter straight out of the popular book "The Da Vinci Code," art historians have found microscopic codes hidden within the eye of the …Mona Lisa
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945) writes at her desk in Amsterdam prior to her and her family going into hiding during World War II. (credit: Anne Frank Fonds …Anne Frank
The "Big Bang" moment for mobile came in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone.
Less than 10 years later, mobile is now everywhere, and investors are questioning whether mobile is dead, saturated, or just the beginning of a new arms race between operating systems as every device and every company is …iPhone Apps
Apple is so secretive that it makes us all wonder what it must be like to work on the inside.
We know it's intense.
But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not just those picked to be at the centre of its flagship projects.
What is it like in the cafeteria, walking …Apple News
Traps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, more so then we can possibly cover in one article. So when it came to writing about designing traps for …
This is part 3 of the Making Combat Interesting series. You can find part 1: Objectives & Terrain Design here, and part 2: Resources & Mechanics …Relationships
In Part 1 of this series, we talked about using objectives and terrain design to spice up your combat encounters. This time, we’re going to be …RPGs
I play a lot of video games that involve action and combat. As a game design hobbyist, I consciously analyze the design decisions that developers …Gaming Industry
Are you feeling stuck in the campaign setting you’re running, or just looking for a new type of campaign? If you’ve played as many pen & paper …Time Travel
In almost every great work of mythic fantasy, it’s the journey -not the destination- that makes the tale worth telling. Yet, in a pen and paper RPG, …RPGs
(credit: Christian Hamacher)The cloud is well on its way to becoming the standard model for IT, just sixteen years after it first formed. It couples …Cloud Computing
The ability to learn and creatively use language is among the most impressively complex cognitive processes, and continues to set humans apart from …Learning
Photographs which show the 1939 excavation of the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo have emerged for the first time.
Over 700 new pictures of the hugely important 1939 archaeological dig in Suffolk were dropped off at the National Trust visitor centre by a mystery donor.
When experts opened the …UK News
Art experts in Russia say they have discovered two earlier paintings hidden under a monochrome masterpiece by Kazimir Malevich.
Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery – which houses one of three versions of the art work Black Square – uncovered two Cubist images underneath the top coat of black paint as they …Painting
A young soldier’s letter to his mother, a virtual exhibition on the history and meaning of cake, Wikipedia entries created as part of a Wiki …Copyright
My first exposure to horror role-playing was a write-up in Dragon Magazine back in the early 90’s. The review was for Chaosium’s newest edition of …RPGs
The first time I witnessed a camera detect a face to aid the autofocus system, I was amazed. In part because the technology seemed magical and the …The Future
A study published last month raised intriguing questions about just what kinds of books the world’s libraries are digitizing and whether our emphasis on digitizing the holdings of academic libraries has created digital book archives that are biased towards technical and scholarly works. In turn, if …Big Data