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 Spaces
b) Formal 3D Analyses of Spaces
c) Ethical Considerations in Virtual and Augmented Realities
d) Agent-based Modelling

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 15th December and should not be more than 15min. each. Topics should be decided by 6th October.

2. Creating a blog (15%) and writing two reflective blog posts of c. 500 words each (15%) on the topics presented by invited lecturers
A) Lecture on 3D modelling – Weeks 4, 5
B) Lecture on 2D modelling – Weeks 2, 11
* 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. They will have to post 2 blog posts c. 500 words each (15%), which will provide a thorough evaluation of 2 spatial humanities projects. One of them should be map-based (2D) and the other 3D. Both projects should be available online.

The creation/design of the student blog is due by the 16th December. The first blog post is due by Thursday 10th November. The second blog post is due by Thursday 16th December.
The blog posts on the 2 spatial humanities projects are due by Thursday 22nd December.

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 30th December.

MSc in Spatial eHumanities & MA in Digital Humanities (2016-17)