From this project, I’ve learned that developing web architecture is much harder than I thought it would be. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when writing an HTML based web page with CSS elements, and from the looks of my current page for this methodology module, I still have a lot to learn and technique to define. I have found, however, that this is something that I really want to do well just because of how interesting it is. I have a lot of fun seeing a page develop right before my eyes, and the instantaneous feedback you can get after saving the changes you’ve made in your text files is very welcome.
For the module, I chose to work with visualization, and I utilized the ImageJ program and the IMJ tool developed by professor Whalen. I was able to create some interesting composite scans of the comic book 30 Days of Night written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. On my page you will also find each of the 80 pages condensed into a single barcode image, which allows you to see how the color palette changes over the course of the story. You can also see the exact page my trade paperback began to fall apart from the multiple folds into a scanner.
I think the thing that’s going to stick with me the most is this idea presented at the beginning about not always trying to find the most scholarly thing in a dataset, but to use programs to also have fun with what you can manipulate. Often times, that goofing around will cause you to stumble upon an observation that is groundbreaking, or at least very intriguing.