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  1. May 2016
    1. Noting trends in word frequencies, however, provides us with a simplified view of the text. The computer’s ability to sort and illustrate quantified data helps identify patterns, but understanding why a pattern occurs and determining whether it is one that offers insight into a text requires technologies of self-reflective inquiry.

      We may need technologies but technologies needs us. Technology can go far until a certain extent where things needs to be organized and interpret by us.

    2. Figure

      who knows how to read this table? I'm confused on what it's representing.

    3. Alan Liu asserts that text analysis, visualization, and data mining represent paradigmatic shifts in the work of the humanities that force scholars to reflect on the relation between information and new media and technology and that require them “to investigate underlying database, data-flow, cross-platform data architecture” (14)

      We use what has been created for us to use. Even though sometimes we take advantage of what we can get out off the tools.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. “SAN DOMINICK,”

      Why this name and not the actual name of the ship that he was referring to in reference to Delano? Tryal was the actual name of the ship. Although, this might be Melville's way of putting his own perspective and some sort of fiction to the story; not to make it totally about Captain Delano's experience on the ship. [(https://melvillemichellefi.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/the-reality-of-amasa-delano/)

    2. While reading the novel we encounter cruel treatment with the slaves and have Captain Delano boarding the ship and not using all his power to command safely the slaves. Although this picture here mentions Captain Delano's recognition with the medal they kind of mock this recognition. On the other hand, I believe Melville encounters a balance of the information he provides about the captain and what goes on in the ship.<br> The image starts off with the recognition and it continues talking about things that the Captain could have done for the slaves but did not do.<br>


      It's interesting how Melville uses Captain Delano in his novel. Amasa Delano was a real American sea captain and this story includes one of the voyages he was in during his time. I can see how Melville uses Amasa's information and actual facts from newspapers to incorporate it in his novel. Even though they are very similar Melville uses his own knowledge to continue the story.

    1. I totally agree with Drucker, where he says that with e-books we will be more focus on the ways a book actually works rather than the way the book looks. We often tend to pick up a book because of how the book looks and if the outside grabs our attention and not the inside.

    1. black met his voiceless [pg 270] end

      While reading this part, this took me back to my facebook page, where I saw a video of three black children and two white children. The two white children were being bullied by the black children and the person recording was related to the black children. It was very sad on how they were hitting and telling them bad things black people were once being told. How is it that now some people just don't care and teach their children to behave how once they were or might have being treated? Why not raised them different and help them become a better person?

    2. But ere long Captain Delano bethought him that, indulgent as he was at the first, in judging the Spaniard, he might not, after all, have exercised charity enough. At bottom it was Don Benito's reserve which displeased him; but the same reserve was shown towards all but his faithful personal attendant. Even the formal reports which, according to sea-usage, were, at stated times, made to him by some petty underling, either a white, mulatto or black, he hardly had patience enough to listen to, without betraying contemptuous aversion. His manner upon such occasions was, in its [pg 126] degree, not unlike that which might be supposed to have been his imperial countryman's, Charles V., just previous to the anchoritish retirement of that monarch from the throne.

      This paragraph have me thinking on how can you exercise charity? How is it that a human being is taught on whether to act against other individuals that are not their same race or color? Yet, this is still going on now; although it has improve but not completely.

    3. whites it was not without humane satisfaction

      Story on Black and White?

    4. The sky seemed a gray surtout

      Interesting comparison. I have never compared the sky with clothes but I kind of like the comparison. (Surtout-- meaning a hood with a mantle worn by a woman, as sais by nickj )

    5. There he had touched for water

      He had access to water?

    1. the death of the author was the birth of the listener.

      Interesting on how the death of the author brings up the birth of the listener. It's similar to when a singer dies or someone from the public sphere dies everyone is posting about them but when they were alive they were not posting anything.

    1. Figure three looks like a boring activity to do with the family because of the way everyone it's on their own moment. It looks like their listening to the audio but not paying attention to the actual context of the audio.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. "To put it another way, there was a vast readership that would have heard rather than read these narratives." I totally agree with Rubery when he says that some of the readings of the time would have rather be heard than read. I feel that Jane Eyre is one of the text from the time that I would prefer to listen to than read it. Last semester, I was dragging my self through the book and now I just discovered the audio-book and I find it so much easier and practical. I wish that I would have found it sooner because it would have helped me with my papers and the understanding of the book.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB2FHfiVv4Y