Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SS United States: Digital Humanities Projects

SS United States Timeline

Time has flown. I am in my last semester of college and have not had much time, so less necessary things fell to the wayside.

For my Digital Humanities class, we created digital "artifacts" to advocate for a cause. I chose my cause as saving and redeveloping the SS United States.

I tried to challenge myself, using web mediums I had never used before. I was able to feel like I learned new skills as well.

Social Media Artifact - I created a Pinterest. I liked how I could speak on many different subjects but still keep it organized by using boards.

Website Artifact - I created a website using Wix. Along with that, I created a professional website for myself. (Also included is an SS United States blog, which, like this one, has been neglected...)

Infographic Artifact - I made 3 of these (so far). My first seemed too long, but it was getting used to the software. The second and third are variations of each other.

Timeline Artifact - I did a timeline of the history of the SS United States. That took a lot out of me. I just kept finding more tidbits and I put them down. A lot can happen since 1952...

Memorial Artifact - We had to make a virtual memorial and take our own sorrow and make it "political." I made mine a, bringing up the fact that so many ocean liners are no longer with us, so we should save what we still have.

As always, if you want to help save America's ship of state, visit for more information.

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