The Digital Past

Archive for May, 2013

Faking My Way to the Top.

  Can you spot the fake? “Sometimes, the Internet can feel like a middle-school playground populated by brats in ski masks who name-call and taunt with the fake bravery of the anonymous. But sometimes – thank goodness – it’s nicer than real life.”~Susan Orlean Today I was that brat in the ski mask. Wiki can […]

Posted by on May 30th, 2013 at 4:21 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

And the Research Begins…

  In Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the author Chizu Omori from the Northwest Asian Weekly newspaper based in Seattle, Washington discusses the documentary based on Maya Lin and her life and career as an architect. Though the article is brief it discusses some interesting topics. Omori praises Lin for being a strong Asian American woman with […]

Posted by on May 29th, 2013 at 4:58 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Internet + Museums= Revolution of Knowledge?

Internet exhibits transcends the barrier of time The internet has created a new way for people to experience museums and public history. The example of the portrait purchased by the Smithsonian of George Washington is a prime example of how museums are expanding their audiences. A person who might have not had the luxury of traveling […]

Posted by on May 23rd, 2013 at 5:14 am and tagged  | Comments & Trackbacks (3) | Permalink

Historical Site

  The area I am interested in researching for my final project is the Vietnam Memorial. Three historical topics of interest are as follows: The actual design of the memorial. The design was submitted by Maya Lin a Yale student at the time and I am interested to know what made her design so controversial. […]

Posted by on May 22nd, 2013 at 4:39 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Is Traditional Pedagogy Gone or is it Merely Evolving?

  Since the dawn of time, traditional pedagogy has been a teacher centered phenomenon. The teacher an active character in the discussion and the student as a passive entity. Though this has been the standard for many years a little thing called the internet has been changing this traditional setup, and quite frankly it is […]

Posted by on May 21st, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (23) | Permalink