I’m back for Day of DH 2014, my second year participating. Last year’s #DayofDH coincided with the Society for American Archaeology’s annual meeting (#SAA2013), which was held in Honolulu, HI, so the majority of my posts were pictures of gorgeous beaches on my one day to explore the island.
This year, though, comes at a time when I am engaging with DH on a deeper level – looking into different tools for text mining and visualization to aid some analyses I need to do, and just in general wanting to be a bit more literate in the tools and possibilities that are out there.
I am a total newbie to all this, and I will admit that I am a bit daunted by the amount of knowledge out there and approaching it all on my own. I’m heartened, though, by the DIY nature of a lot of what I read. As someone who learned how to hang drywall and lay tile, taught myself how to knit and can follow an online tutorial to do just about any craft, I’m reminding myself that it is actually possible to teach an old dog new tricks. I’m looking forward to documenting some of my learning process here.