Assessments

1. Group Presentations (30%)

A) Modelling Spaces, Places, and Experiences in Three Dimensions (15%).

List of topics

a) Beyond the Visual: Multisensorial Approaches to Experience and Perception
b) Formal/Quantitative 3D Analyses of Spaces
c) Virtual and Augmented Spaces: Building New Dimensions
d) Agent-based Modelling: Perspectives and Challenges

B) Modelling Space, Time, and Events in Two Dimensions (15%)

List of topics

a) Reproducibility in Geographical Data Research – Associated Reading: http://phg.sagepub.com/content/40/5/687
b) Using Cartograms to Describe Human Geographies – Associated Reading: http://www.pnas.org/content/101/20/7499.abstract
c) Crime pattern analysis – visualising processes in space and time – Associated Reading: http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/6144/
d) Volunteered geographical information – Associated Reading: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10707-012-0159-6

Presentations will be delivered in class on Thursday 14th December and should not be more than 15-20min. each. Topics should be decided by 18th October.

2. Creating a blog (20%) and writing a reflective blog post of c. 500 words (10%) on a topic presented by invited lecturers
Invited Lectures on 3D modelling – Weeks 3, 5
Invited Lectures on 2D modelling – Weeks 6, 7

* Students who will be assessed on the creation and design of blogs as part of the ‘AFF601: Digital Humanities: Theory and Practice’ module will have to submit a different work for this assessment.

Only for MA students: One blog post c. 1500 words (30%), which will provide a thorough evaluation of two spatial humanities projects. One of them should be map-based (2D) and the other 3D. Both projects should be available online.

MSc Students
The creation/design of the student blog is due by the 15th December. The blog post is due by Thursday 23rd November.

MA Students
The blog posts on the two spatial humanities projects are due by Thursday 16th November.

3. Create an interactive essay using programming Language R (40%)
Students will have to create an interactive essay on Rpubs describing one of the following processes:

  • Creating a map of average annual rainfall in Ireland for the 25 weather stations, colour coding the symbol for each station according to its median rainfall level in January.
  • Creating a dygraph of the weather stations at Belfast, Dublin Airport, University College Galway, and Cork Airport showing time series of rainfall on a monthly basis. Include a RangeSelector control that simultaneously changes the time window on the four time series.

In each case the blog should contain an explanation of the data that is being used, the code used to create the map or dygraph, the embedded map or dygraph, and a brief discussion of patterns that have been identified.

The interactive essay is due by Friday 29th December.

MSc in Spatial eHumanities & MA in Digital Humanities (2017-18)