Introduction to Digital Humanities 2019

Torn Apart / Separados is an amazing example of how technology can be used to vividly depict a story. Through the publicly available data  powerful visualizations depict  a complete picture of immigrant detention. The data may be impure and imprecise but the visualizations  have successfully  painted a whole picture. It throws light on the flow of money (ICE money) from individuals to well-known companies and businesses.

“Equal Opportunity Oppression” pie charts depict the participation of people of color, women, and women of color in ICE contracts. Care was taken to show that there should be more participation from ‘other’ groups in ICE detention policy.

The Caribbean Digital prioritize Caribbean history, literature and arts, through various research projects. To preserve and make Caribbean a place where knowledge is accessible to everyone various multimedia projects containing  images, text-documents, newspaper clippings, Parliamentary documents, audiovisual recordings, and other resources that appropriately depict the history of the place were included. The coding program, workshops aim to make the youth digitally at par with the world. Technology works closely to bring alive the rich history of the Caribbean.

The ECDA is a collection of pre-twentieth-century Caribbean texts, maps, and images.

The rich collection includes novels, poetry, history all brought together to give a complete glimpse of the place. The materials in the archive are primarily authored and published by Europeans, but the ECDA aims to use digital tools to “remix” the archive with the contributions of enslaved and free African and indigenous peoples in the Caribbean world.