Project Planning & Developing a Workflow

This past Friday marked the beginning of the new semester and the phase of the fellowship in which our weekly meetings become more oriented to our individual projects. However, things are going to be slightly different this year. For my ‘21-’22 project, I spent the...

Deciding my Fellowship Project

As I mentioned in my previous post, I initially applied to this Fellowship with a specific project in mind, but have since changed my mind. After devoting too much time sleuthing into a provenance project, Ethan and I decided that the research was too interesting not...

To My Fellowship Project and Beyond!

When I applied to be part of CHI for this year I did so with a very specific project in mind. As part of my dissertation research, I co-conducted a photovoice project that tackled what it is like to live with lead in your environment on a daily basis. One of the...

Project Announcement: Stratford Heritage Guide

I am excited to announce that for my CHI Fellowship project this year, I will be creating the Stratford Heritage Guide. This project will explore the subjective nature of Stratford-upon-Avon’s relationship with Shakespeare and examine how narratives about that town...

Mapping Nzulezo: Memories, Histories, and Ecology

This fall, I have discussed my plans to represent Nzulezo’s origin and migration history in a digital format. I want to create an interactive, web-based visualization of Nzulezo people’s seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century history. Please see my previous post...

Project Pitch Time

During last week’s meeting, we each gave a short pitch of our ideas for our upcoming CHI project, which will take up the majority of our time next semester (sans one more rapid development challenge in January). For this pitch, we were asked to create a vision...

Learning Time Slider!

The most recent rapid development challenge (mapping memory) was full of unexpecting road blocks and exciting successes. Being still very new to the world of coding, every small victory feels like a very big win. I learned a lot of new tricks (thanks Erica for...

A Ghost in The TimeSlider Shell

This coming week, we’ll be pitching our project ideas for the CHI fellowship. One component of my project will involve a making a map to demonstrate the breadth of short-term medical training programs in China during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. I’m taking inspiration...

Map Style Challenges and Mysteries

Last Friday the CHI Fellows continued work on our Mapping Memory project, getting into the actual coding and design of our map. Because we are working in a large group, we identified the three main tasks (design, data entry, and time slider building) and subdivided...