What is this week bringing?

With Wednesday being a day-off for classes and for me with my other job that day, we can enjoy a well needed break this semester since we have not had a break since before classes started in January. This week we are talking about Propaganda Campaigns where we actually have an assignment for a Propaganda...

Why Colorizing can be interesting

For my first project in this class, we had to colorize a photography pre-1890. The picture that I choose was a picture of Gen. J.M. Corse who was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. With the original black and white photography, it was hard to tell what the hair color would be on him...

Weekly Blog Post

With our new topics that we are discussing this week about Morse Code, I am definitely excited to learn Morse Code and see how it works. I have to say that the soldier that was captured in Vietnam, the video that was part of the announcements was really cool and interesting to me because I...

Weekly Blog Post

I think that the assignments that we have decided upon are going to be fun to do with the other classmates in the class as well as Dr. McClurken. With the discussion that we started out with on Tuesday, it was very kind of laid back and I believe that these discussions that we have...

Thoughts of the class so far

I am really looking forward to look further in this class and learn more about the History of the Information age because there is so much to look at and it essentially is stuff that I like to talk about. So far with the discussions and the different group things we have done in class...

We got two things to look at

The previous class assignments that have been a part of this class that interests me at the moment would be the Live Tweeting Past Historic Events because that could modernize obviously a historic event that occurred where it could be used as a learning experience with it. Allowing us to learn a better way of...

History of Communication and Information

With the first article that I read through, The Information by James Gleick, where he talks about a person by the name of Claude Shannon who was one of the main works for the Transistor and the bit. Early in the mid-1950s, Shannon was at the center piece when the Cybernetic Movement that burst onto...

Introduction for the Class

Hi, my name is Hunter Dykhuis and I am a Senior this year at Mary Washington. I am a History Major and am going after a Computer Science Minor as well and I am hoping to be able to finish up school and work somewhere in D.C. like the Archives or work for the NPS....

Final Blog Post on the Project

I think that the process of making this site had some ups and downs, especially considering the COVID-19 outbreak that started in the beginning of March, this project was a lot of fun to work on with my group. I enjoyed the process of being able to scan the letters and learn about a man...