For a long time now I have been unhappy with the current state of social media. Not because it is inherently toxic, unwelcoming to people of color or others with opinions or concerns that do not fit expected norms, or that it commodifies our social relationships—although all of those things are a part of it.
I recently had my IIIF server (a Loris installation) collapse on me and quit working properly. It was no longer serving the pages from the manifest as expected, but was serving the first two properly and then just displaying the first image in the manifest for the rest of the links. I suspect that in reality it was really doing that for all of the pages, but I had cached images that I was seeing in my browser so they sometimes looked correct.
I realize it's been some time since I last posted about my model of the Clopton chantry chapel. Unfortunately, I've run into a bit of a problem with the second portion of the walkthrough. I wanted to be able to step you through the process of creating the model, but I've realized that my current hardware cannot actually create the model at a better quality than what already exists without the software crashing. I have started to do so -- a process that takes several days to a week of rendering time depending on the particular machine -- several times with no luck. When I started the rece
I tend to get a bit self-conscious about showing off the digital stuff I make during conference presentations. Mostly because when I do show something I’m doing it not to show off the digital tool, but to make an illustrative point about the larger topic of my paper. Yet because the digital whatever is something new and different it tends to overshadow the more substantive points about literature, history, and culture I’m trying to make.