Hello! I’m Tyler, a sophomore prospective math major at Carleton. Among other things, I’m interested in the ways that digital humanities projects process and manipulate data (I also enjoy the more math-y parts of math like proofs, but they make for less interesting blog posts). As a digital humanities associate, I am excited to see how technology helps scholars analyze large amounts of data, while still making the result understandable to the average person.
After a day of training, I’ve realized just how much thought scholars put into the methods used to process and present their findings. In digital humanities, sources that scholars interpret must be made readable by a machine- but the processed sources must then be put back into a form that people would want to read! This year, I’m looking forward to developing a better understanding of the various methods digital humanities scholars use to produce their finished works.