OpenStreetMap – Open Source’s Answer to Google Maps

OpenStreetMap – Open Source’s Answer to Google Maps

OpenStreetMap is a community driven, open source tool launched in 2004 by its creator, Steve Coast, in a bid to provide users with a free, editable map of the world (Wikipedia, 2016).  Initially the main focus of the site was to map the UK but in 2006 the OpenStreetMap Foundation was set up to to encourage growth and development of this tool worldwide (OpenStreetMap Wiki, 2016). […]

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Twessay No.2 – “Storytelling” – A Critical Response

Twessay No.2 – “Storytelling” – A Critical Response

Storytelling is evolving. Write an essay about this issue in 140 characters using #DHUCCtwessay. Innovate, narrate. Don’t waste a character. — Donna M. Alexander (@americasstudies) November 13, 2015 The idea of storytelling is one of those topics that can have a different meaning for everyone who comes across it. However, one thing that every person says while discussing what it is and what it’s about […]

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Life Choices – A DH Video Project

Life Choices – A DH Video Project

As part of our assessment in our Concepts and Collaborations in Digital Humanities I module we were tasked with creating “an open access digital artefact that remediates, recontextualises, retells, or invents a traditional story.” and with this myself and my group, which consisted of Eoin Long and Luke Crowley, decided to create a video based around a major problem in our city of Cork, drug […]

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Gaming and Education; Are Video Games Helping or Hindering Our Academic Performance?

Gaming and Education; Are Video Games Helping or Hindering Our Academic Performance?

I am a lover of all things that encapsulate the audience in a story; be it a book, a movie, or even a short story with a solid story line. Just as we study things such as these, I feel that games should be no exception. In this digital age, where books are somewhat going out of style in the eyes of some (not that I […]

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Twessay No. 1 – “Openness” – A Critical Response

Twessay No. 1 – “Openness” – A Critical Response

The thing that struck me the most while reading through each of the Twessays that my peers composed was how diverse each and every single one of them was. While they were all based around the same heading, each person took their own approach to the subject at hand; some were humourous trying to bring light to the situation without being too heavy while some […]

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Emojis; Is Language Evolving or Going Backwards?

Emojis; Is Language Evolving or Going Backwards?

Following our discussion in class about emojis and how they are becoming evermore present in our daily lives, I have been pondering the subject for the last week or so. While I am an avid user of emojis while in contact with friends through text, Twitter and Facebook Messenger, they very rarely stem out into my everyday life. It’s rare that you’d hear someone say […]

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