- “Transforming Texts: Computational Approaches to Text Analysis and
Visualization” (Spring 2019), co-PI with Pamela Smith (Columbia, History)
and Steven Feiner (Columbia, Computer Science). Team-taught course initiative,
recipient of $150k award from the Collaboratory Fellows Fund.
- Group for Experimental Methods in the
Humanities (09/2014–), founding member. A
research collective specializing in cultural analytics, literary modeling and
visualization, technologies of dissent, media archaeology, spatial humanities.
(2014–2016), co-PI with Marguerite Holloway (Columbia, Journalism), Dan
Jurafsky (Stanford, Computer Science) and Daniel McFarland (Stanford,
Sociology). Visualizing the growth and decay of shared knowledge. Recipient of
Brown Center Media Innovation Award ($500k).
- Rikers Story
(2015–) in collaboration with Columbia’s Center for Justice. Coding workshop
and algorithmic storytelling event set in and about Rikers Island correctional
facility, New York City’s main jail complex. Featured in Fast Company.
- dh-notes (2013–), principal
maintainer. Lab notebooks, local knowledge, journal lists, tutorials, and
other useful information for the new media and digital humanities community.
- Open Syllabus
(09/2013–08/2015), co-PI with Joe Karaganis (American Assembly) and Alison
Head (Harvard, Information Science). Collecting and analyzing the world’s
largest corpus of academic syllabi. Recipient of $210k grant from the Sloan
Foundation. Research featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Der
Spiegel Online, FiveThirtyEight.
(09/2013–08/2014), PI. Research group exploring the impact of piracy on the
spread of knowledge around the world. Findings featured in Le Monde.
- Studio at Butler (09/2013–), founding
member, faculty advisor. Planning, specification, and programming of the
Butler Studio, a maker/lab space at the center of Butler Library. Hosting
lectures, training workshops, and open labs.
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