Fourth of July celebrations have many traditions in different places across the United States. Looking specifically in Idaho, with the center being Boise, Idaho has followed a tradition of parades, fireworks, and sports (sports being from baseball, rodeos, to camping and fishing). In the 1800's to the early 1900's, Idaho cities celebrated their own Fourth… Continue reading City Celebrations
I scoured the internet looking for anything that might be interesting to test with our data for Boise, Idaho and the Fourth of July. I chanced upon Shaping the Nation: The Effect of Fourth of July on Political Preferences and Behavior in the United States by Andreas Madestam and David Yanagizawa-Drott. These two wanted to see if the… Continue reading “Safe and Sane Fourth” campaign in Boise
The first search I did was to find all the cities in Idaho that was mentioned in our corpus, and to find how many times they are mentioned. I came up with this. Then I tried to find a way to search for a way to look at celebrations linked with specific cities. I played… Continue reading Idaho City Search
When I first pulled our corpus into Voyant, I saw this: This word bubble wasn't too surprised. So then I pulled out: 'july', 'fourth', 'day', 'people', and 'men'. This was my second result. After looking at the word bubble, I then went into the graphs and messed around with different themes of words. Words: car*,… Continue reading Fourth of July Exploration
I played around for a bit on DIRT, looking into the annotating, publishing, designing, transcription, and writing sections. But I was surprised when I ended up with just two sites that I liked, as I assumed that it would be tough to narrow down my finds because there was just so much too look at! But… Continue reading Exploring DIRT (Digital Research Tools)
Hello Old Friend The last time I played in html would have been 2014-2015, when I was getting my associates degree. I made some very measly and medicore websites from scratch using Adobe Dreamweaver, so this is a bit of a blast from the past. I decided to make this exercise interesting by first… Continue reading Blog Test: HTML
I’ve really enjoyed this exploration into “Text Mining” that I've done, though I can tell I still really need to work in it more to have a better understanding, as I just did a google search for “Text Mining”. From what I understand, the basics of the programs we have used and the programs purposes… Continue reading Text Mining, actually fun?
I decided to search the words, "transexual" and "transgender" into Google Ngram, Bookworm: Open Library, Bookworm: Congress.gov, and TIME Magazine Corpus. I was curious to see the trend with these words, and to see how much they are being used now, as they have become a hot topic in today's media. More so transgender than… Continue reading Word Hunting
The Attic Club For approximately twenty five years, the Attic club meet, socialized, and created on the University of Idaho campus. With a mix of art and architecture students, the club aimed to fund-raise and showcase their art. With a fluctuation of students every year, the actions of the club changed. But as a club,… Continue reading Attic Club- Artsy and Important
As the title may or may not suggest, I jumped into physical reality today, braving the smoke filled air to search on my university campus to find things that are obscure. I decided that meant I was looking for things that were on campus with unknown origin stories. Obscure Item 1: Gargoyles My first idea came… Continue reading Let’s Get Physical, Shall We?