Adventures in Digital Studies

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Digital Methodology: Week 4

For this week’s assignment I decided to use Voyant Tools , to do a text analysis of America’s top three music genres. I was trying to decipher the reason why different types of music are popular. I plugged in each of the top songs lyrics into Voyant,…

Report: Week 3

This week was super busy…but kind of not at all? I don’t know exactly how to describe it. I found that the work seemed easy, but it took me a while to complete to my liking. I continue to enjoy the ease of the lectures on Twitch, but I was absolutel…

Object Lesson: Week 3

The assignment this week was super interesting. I never would have thought I could learn so much about something by just taking it apart and seeing what was inside. Before starting the assignment, and getting into the weeds, I realized I couldn’t reme…

Report: Week 2

This week has been another interesting adventure in digital studies! On a side note, this is probably one of the most applicable classes I have taken at UMW. My group decided to work on the question: does 5G (wireless internet) cause COVID-19. I found…

Digital Culture: Week 2

For week 2, my group decided to look at the Wikipedia module for the digital culture assignment. I believe that it is extremely important to understand Wikipedia because of its prevalent use in American and global society. Hundreds of millions of peop…

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