Lab 1 Carter Sheldon

This exercise was by far my least favorite exercise I completed in the observe collect draw book. for the first couple of pallets, it was fine, but by the end of the exercise, it became a galactic pain in the butt. My hands were cramping up and trying to choose a new color without repeating the prior one was tedious.

I can see how this exercise will become important long term because you can see different colors next to one another. It served as a testing ground, however still tedious.

My favorite of the exercises was the variability exercise, It was fun trying to find ways to make the image increasingly complex, sequentially. As you see, when I was adding sides to the triangle I thought it would be interesting to add a thrid demension to the shape. Thus i added a square, then I went into 3D!

With the Star I was running out of ways to add points onto the star without it looking super tacky, so what if the star has to convey a point. thus he has been given a text bubble.

Taking what we see in the varriability excercise we can see how adding petals to flowers we can track the food stops from Prof. Weiringa’s roadtrip. When creating this I added a flower for each day on the trip, and a petal per stop for the day. Any stop at starbucks got marked in green. This was a fun way to see the effcts of color difrention.


Hey there friends! This is Carter Sheldon and I am a Junior at Alabama looking to grab a bachelors in religious studies and a bachelor in creative media. I think that DH is relevant to my career because it sits in the intersection of my two fields of study.

This is going to be me setting up my posts…

Welcome to REL 315 – Fall 2022

Welcome to a new year and a new edition of Digital Humanities in Religious Studies.

This semester we are focused on theories, methods, and technical skills for doing humanities research with computational tools and in digital spaces. We will explore what can be gained but also what the risks are in seeing the world as data and as open to computation.

As you settle into the course, please notice the links to the syllabus and schedule at the top. This information is also available to you in Blackboard and on the paper syllabus distributed in class. More details about the major assignments and labs will be posted in the coming days.

Let’s go make stuff!


Welcome to Fall 2020

Welcome to Digital Humanities in Religious Studies, Fall 2020 edition! I for one am excited for the semester and I hope you are too.

I hope you have been following the Religious Studies blog over the summer for news on how we are approaching the fall semester. If not, go ahead and read our department plan for running a safe semester.

A few things to let you know before we begin on Thursday.

First, given the uncertainty surrounding the semester and the fact that at some point you may need to isolate, this course is being run as “remote first.” This means that regardless of what happens, our primary platform for interaction will be digital in the form of Zoom calls and a course Slack channel. Think of it as prep for working from home for your future jobs.

Second, I have been following the news and am making the call that we will begin the course with no “in person” option. This means that on Thursday, August 20th, I will see you in our Zoom meeting room and we will talk through the nuts and bolts of how this is going to work. You will receive the meeting room link via email and Slack.

And finally, the syllabus is live here on the course website so you can look around to see what I am planning for us this semester. The course is be structured with Tuesday discussions and Thursday “labs” to give us a mix of theory and hands-on technical work every week.

Please email me at any time – – if you have any questions, concerns, or particular challenges with regards to the fall semester.

I am looking forward to meeting you, virtually for now and in person in the very near future.

– Jeri

Welcome to REL 315

Welcome to an experiment. This is a brand new class and we’re going to try some brand new things. On this site you’ll find the course syllabus and schedule on the menu at the top. All of the readings are linked from the Schedule.

This blog will be a place for me to post items of interest to our class that we might discuss in class or that might be useful as we work on various assignments and projects. So keep your eyes on it, or use the link on the sidebar to subscribe to the blog and get emails whenever something is posted.

Roll Tide!