Group Members: Seamus Galvin, Dehao(Dan) Tu
- What kind of files, data, objects are being used in the project in question?
The Quijote Interactivo website uses a variety of file types including: images, text, sounds, mappings, and video. The main part of the the website’s make up is high resolution image files of Don Quixote’s original edition. The original text from the book were transcribed into digital text files which enable the readers to overlay them on top the original text. There’s also background music intended to enhance reading experience, and in keeping with that spirit there is a page turning audio file played when flipping the page. Readers can find a video of a musical relates to the book on the sidebar. Finally, there are multiple files which utilize a multimedia platform, assumably Adobe Flash Player, to display a map relates to Don Quixote’s journey, and a timeline shows the years when different editions of Don Quixote were published.
- What’s the project research question? Or, questions?
The Quixote projects research questions are two-fold. How best can we display the original Don Quixote and give the user a feel for the text in the digital era? How can we enhance the experience?
- What tools are being used? Created?
Many tools are being used by National Library of Spain in collaboration with Telefonica, a telecommunication company in Span, in order to present this project digitally. The first of which being high end scanners to produce highly pixilated images of the text. They also used HTML and other user-interactive markup programming languages to present it online for the general population as well as scholars. The multimedia platform such as Adobe Flash Player was embedded in the website to enhance the reading experience with interactive animation.
This website, from our perspective, is a tool that’s been created to act as a template. This template can be used in presenting other texts digitally in a way fits the aesthetic needs of the general population as well as critical evaluation of the scholars.
- What methods are being undertaken?
One of the methods is visualization and data design for achieving the ubiquitous scholarship. The other methods include but are not limited by an animated archive of the original Don Quixote and coding, programing, and software engineering.