The Blake 2.0 Cloud: Co-edited with Jason Whittaker, this group of sites includes Zoamorphosis: The Blake 2.0 Blog, The Blake Digital Reading Project, and a YouTube collection of music and talks called The William Blake Jukebox. Zoamorphosis includes reviews of recent critical work on Blake, articles on adaptations of Blake, and general news surrounding the world of Blake. The Blake 2.0 Cloud has hosted videos accompanying “Blake in Our Time: A Symposium Celebrating the Future of Blake Studies and the Legacy of G.E. Bentley Jr.” held at the University of Toronto in August 2010.
Occupy Wall Street on Twitter: This project is evolving in collaboration with Andy Famiglietti, Scott Turnbull, Stewart Varner, and the Roy Rosezweig Center for History and New Media‘s Occupy Archive. It uses a Python script, developed by Turnbull, called Twap to capture and archive tweets associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also analyzes the evolution of hashtags associated OWS. We hope to create a SIMILE map and timeline of relevant tweets, and engage in natural language processing to give a linguistic analysis of the history of the occupy movement and its various manifestations throughout the country.
Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930): In this project, the team will design and create an interactive web interface for Roberto Franzosi’s research project “Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930).” Franzosi has built a systematic catalogue of event characteristics for the near-400 lynching victims in Georgia, as narrated in over 1,200 newspaper articles from over 200 national, regional, and local newspapers. Through the coding and presentation of these newspaper narratives, the project can offer new insights into trends connecting lynching events with implications for the broader study of lynching in U.S. history.