News & Updates

Project on the Roll

This semester is all about the creation of the “Mapping Nzulezo” project! I want to share some graphical descriptions of the project and concrete plans for completing this project. The illustrations below represent my wireframes for the project.   Wireframe 1: The above illustration depicts how the website’s home screen would look. I plan to have five tabs at the top of the website, a map of...

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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 early weeks of developing the Stratford Memory Map sifting through the guidebooks and creating content for my website rather than...

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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 chare. So instead, I will be presenting the work I have done, and will continue to do, on the provenance of the Bronzes from...

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Project Intro: Mapping the New Academic Labor Movement

Happy end-of-the-semester, CHI! I’m excited to announce my project for 2023, tentatively titled “Graduate Labor Rising: Mapping the New Academic Labor Movement.” This project will consider the rise, fall, and rise again of graduate labor organizing in the United States through rhetorical analysis paired with historic and speculative mapping. Graduate workers in the US began unionizing in the...

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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 deliverables from that project was a digital exhibit that could be used by my community partner, COLE Parents Lead, in their education...

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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 that are presented as completely objective have attempted to influence visitors’ perspectives. The presentation of Shakespeare’s...

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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 for a brief discussion of the Nzulezo people and their past. Last week (Friday, December 2, 2022), I shared my two-page vision...

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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 document outlining our project idea and walk through our vision document with the other fellows so we could solicit questions and...

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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 introducing me to Atom), and I am slowing becoming more confident in my ability to contribute in a group setting. Despite having applied...

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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 from the digital project The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China (https://chinesedeathscape.org) in that I want to...

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