Experimental Humanities

Come Work With Us in Our New Makerspace

Are you a UVA graduate student or upper-level undergraduate in the humanities?  Interested working in our new Makerspace? The Scholars’ Lab in Alderman Library is opening a new Makerspace in Fall 2014.  It will allow user experimentation with 3D modeling and printing, physical computing (e.g. Arduino, wearables) and more.  We are seeking part-time student assistants…. More.

On Community Listening: 1

During the Fall semester, Scholars Lab Design Architect, Jeremy Boggs and I spent time conceptualizing and sketching a web interface to house a perusable version of my ethnographic composition, Community Listening in Isle Royale National Park. Check out the project abstract below. This blog post is the first of many posts that will track our…. More.

“The Song of Wandering Aengus,” Neatline, and negotiation with the machine

[Cross-posted from] Click here to view the exhibit. One last little experiment with Neatline-powered interactive typesettings – this time with the ending of Yeats’ endlessly recitable “The Song of Wandering Aengus,” which, like many great poems, seems to somehow signify the entire world and nothing really in particular. I chose to use just the…. More.

Reprinting Printed Parts

As some of you know, the Scholars’ Lab has a spiffy 3D printer, a Makerbot Replicator 2. We’ve had fun with it, printing all sorts of wonderful things. As time went on and we continued using it, we ran into a problem plenty of other folks encountered, where the plunger that pushes filament against the…. More.

Arduino Rainbow Hack

The following was co-authored and co-hacked with Claire. Claire and I went to the Arduino Hackday hosted by the Scholars’ Lab on Friday. We had no idea what we were getting into, which made it all the more fun. Jeremy brought in a bunch of Arduino kits of all shapes and sizes, and various people…. More.