About Tim Sherratt

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Life on the outside: Collections, contexts, and the wild, wild web

Keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities, 20 September 2014, Tsukuba. The full set of slides is available on SlideShare. Cross-published on Medium.   This is Tatsuzo Nakata. In 1913 he was living on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, just off the northern tip of Australia. From […]

An addition to the family

What’s the collective noun for a group of Twitter bots? Inspiration is failing me at the moment, so let’s just say that the Trove bot family recently welcomed a new member — @TroveBot. @TroveBot is a sibling of @TroveNewsBot, who’s been tweeting away since June last year. But while @TroveNewsBot draws his inspiration from 120+ million […]

8 months on

This has been a rather lean year on the blogging front. So as 2013 nears its end, I thought I should at least try to list a few recent talks and experiments. Things changed a bit this year. No more am I the freelance troublemaker, coding in lonely seclusion, contemplating the mysteries of cashflow. Reader, […]

Conversations with collections

Notes from a talk I gave at the Digital Treasures Symposium, 21 June 2013, University of Canberra. Over the last couple of weekends I’ve been building a bot. Let me introduce you to the TroveNewsBot. TroveNewsBot is just a simple script that periodically checks for messages from Twitter, uses those messages to create queries in […]