Here is a sampling of projects I have worked on. Please feel free to contact me about them for more information.
“Using Apis…” : Digital humanities workshop @ PCL
“Using the Europeana Collection as an example, we will explore the basics of an Application Programming Interface, or API, some common uses you may already be familiar with, and how just one line of text and symbols allows you to access and gather information from cultural heritage institutions. Providing this way of interacting with collections has become more commonplace due to the greater exposure and discoverability that APIs provide. This tool has also gained traction among people in the Humanities interested in a more targeted way of accessing materials than what a search function can provide. The goal of the workshop is to provide you with enough information to start exploring APIs from other collections.”
Taught by Adriana Cásarez and Joshua Ortiz, October 2018
Data cleaning and openRefine
During a two-day short course on topics in the digital humanities, I presented on strategies for cleaning humanities datasets and gave a workshop on using OpenRefine.
Mirabile Visu: A Digital Collection of Artistic Depictions from Vergil’s Aeneid
Created a digital collection featuring 300 images of artistic depictions from Vergil's work. The collection was compiled of metadata systematically gathered using cultural heritage APIs. Using Omeka Classic and the data visualization software Tableau, this project explores the classical reception of a distinguished opus through digital curation and data analysis of its iconography in western art.
traversing dimensions: AN EXPLORATION OF DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE FICTION
Developed a scholarly exhibit for the University of Texas at Austin’s Perry Castañeda Library. The exhibit showcased diverse science fiction literature in the library’s collection. I also created an online bookshelf of 100+ diverse titles from the library’s science fiction collection.
Database Management: AUSTIN TACOS DATABASE
Our team created a database for users to find the best breakfast tacos in Austin. The database allowed users to browse Austin restaurants and easily see the address and Yelp rating of each of our featured restaurants. Users could also search according to neighborhood, cuisine, or establishment type.
3D PRINTING PROJECT: RECREATING THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM
For Dr. Tanya Clement’s Introduction to Digital Humanities course. Using 3D printing methods, our team recreated the Antikythera Mechanism, an astronomical calculator and mechanical computer that dates from 150-100 B.C. The project and presentation explored the practical possibilities and problems with incorporating 3D printing into humanities scholarship.