Digital Humanities Portfolio
This portfolio is the culminating work of my Digital Humanities certificate as specified by the UCLA Digital Humanities Program. It includes my collborative final projects that satisfied the requirements for DH 201: Core Seminar in Digital Humanities, DH 299: Graduate Capstone Seminar, and three graduate-level elective DH courses.
DH 201: Introduction to Digital Humanities
Professor Ashley Sanders Garcia, Summer 2020
- This DH group project examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted worldwide social media content using two key social media platforms, Twitter and Weibo. The two datasets were used to analyze the content trends centered around COVID-19 pandemic from January 2020 to August 2020 and examine the general online activity related to it. The full project, including information about the background, data exploration, and team are available on the project’s website, Covid-19 Online.
DH 299: Designing the User-Centered Art Archive
Dr. Kathy Carbone, Spring 2021
- For this collaborative DH project, we were tasked with creating a high-fidelity prototype with the mission of the The Amplification Project: A Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action and the core concepts of community-led participatory archiving at the center. By enhancing the website to better “document, preserve, and raise the visibility of art and activism inspired, influenced, or affected by forced migration,” we designed it to be accessible, visually appealing, and to position users and contributors in control.
IS 289: Museums in the Digital Age
Professor Miriam Posner, Fall 2020
- This course culminated in a cumulative final project in which I selected my best work to highlight from the class. I included my work that looks at anti-colonial museum exhibition practice, Collections as Data projects, the use of XR in the museums, and an overall reflection of the course.
IS 272: Human/Computer Interaction
Professor Leah Lievrouw, Winter 2020
- The final project for this HCI course consists of a final group project. Our group chose to build a workshop on data literacy titled, “Your Data and Democracy: A Workshop on Political Action for Data Privacy.” We created workshop participant activities, a lecture, handouts, and a full presentation outline. Our final report on the workshop looks at the workshop’s potential audience, learning objectives, budget, and necessary materials.
IS 260: Description and Access
Professor Gregory Leazer, Fall 2019
- This course focused on the social, cultural, and technical practices through which documents, records, and other forms of information are organized and represented. We studied the design, development, and evaluation of techniques and tools, including data models, metadata schemata, search engines, and management systems in support of information curatorship, stewardship, discovery, and use. My final essay focused on metadata standards for describing culutral heritage materials. This was my first course taken in the MLIS program and served as my first introduction to these topics.
Professor Miriam Posner, Winter 2020
- In this course, we looked at the various practices through which information and media infrastructures–networks, systems, technologies, algorithms, interfaces, standards, institutions, bureaucracies, markets–are designed, built, maintained, and evaluated. We examined the ways in which these information infrastructures both shape and are shaped by governmental policy, institutional decision making, socioeconomic trends, labor movements, technical advances, and professional and personal value systems, at levels ranging from local to global. For my final project,I wrote a final policy brief to the UCLA Information Technology Planning Board to evaluate Google Drive and its technical capabilities for UCLA workspaces.