Updates

Posted by Roger Whitson on September 16th, 2011

A few updates since I last posted:

  1. I accepted the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) at Emory University. I’ll be working on creating digital projects and establishing a digital humanities center in the middle of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Thus far, the job has been really great.
  2. I was interviewed by Cristina Merrill of the International Business Times about the new Justice League comic. Here’s a selection from the article:

Fan and comic book scholar Roger Whitson, 33, has used comics extensively in his teaching and research. He noted how the first issue of the Justice League relaunch began with two characters that are familiar thanks in part to fairly recent movies.

“So people kind of know these characters,” he said.

Whitson is hoping the series will take a more philosophical approach, as he is interested in comics that make him think.

“I hope it presents a kind of fresh vision of these characters that can challenge people to think in a different way,” he said. “We live in an era where people who make a lot of money tend to get away with a lot. If you look at the politics of the last few years it looks like these multi-billionaires are becoming more untouchable.”

I’ve also been working on the Blake 2.0 Meme Project, and hope to have a first project online in the coming weeks.

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