• I really like the guideline to consult people outside of our ‘bubble’. I think it is important to get different perspectives on this project. It would be great if we could talk to people who have done projects about other prisons, like maybe ones under the New York Model, to see how they pursued their research and what considerations they kept in…[Read more]

  • I definitely agree that privacy and accessibility in particular should be priorities for our digital humanities project this semester. It is import to design for accessibility from the beginning of a project as it is often more difficult to make a project accessible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) after the fact. Here is a…[Read more]

  • I agree that it seems like in a lot of the projects we have looked at in class, there is a lot of data, but the way in which it is analyzed or visualized is not really giving us much new insight. I think the problem is that these projects need to first focus really hard on getting funding, which is probably pretty difficult since this is such an…[Read more]

  • I was also alarmed at the prison sentences given in the dataset. It would also be interesting to compare the sentences for different crimes for differences based on gender or race, to see if there were any significant differences in how people were sentenced based on demographics, and how that has translated to the present.
    I think adding the…[Read more]

  • One of the things that really hit me in class, especially looking at that workbook from the architect of Eastern State Penitentiary, was that the people’s works who are saved really gets to determine the story that is told in the future, and how these people are selected depends on who is seen as important or powerful in the present. I feel like…[Read more]

  • I agree that Clearview AI is an extremely harmful application of technology. I am most concerned with the fact that people’s records can be stored and searched without their permission. Furthermore, if the app’s database is hacked and people’s information is stolen, it could be used in a devastating manner for identity theft due to many places…[Read more]

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